(Closed) Three to four months after getting off of BC

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
9079 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I got pregnant four months after stopping birth control. It can take a perfectly healthy couple with zero issues a year to get pregnant.

Post # 3
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I got pregnant my second month off of birth control.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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bearbear1 :  No, I got pregnant as soon as I stopped them (so ovulated within a couple weeks).  It can take roughly 3 cycles for your body to regulate though.  But even then, that doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant those cycles.  Most women have a ~25% chance each month and the vast majority will conceive within 6 months, up to a year for healthy couples.  BCP or no BCP.  It’s perfectly normal for it to take 3-4 months even if the woman was never on BCP.

Post # 5
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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bearbear1 :  It took me over a year after going off the BCP

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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bearbear1 :  yes almost exactly 

Post # 8
5 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

First cycle off, never even got a real period. 12 weeks now and everything looks perfect so far, we saw baby waving around at our 12 week appt this week. 

My midwife said that most BC these days has a very short half-life and within 72 hours of ceasing the pill your body is back to acting like you were never even on it. I think the bottom line is that there is no one “normal” to expect because everybody is different!

Post # 9
149 posts
Blushing bee

What kind of BC were you using? Some take longer then others to get out of your system to allow your body to regulate its cycle.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I came off the pill 4 months ago and still trying.

Post # 12
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I got pregnant my third month off the pill/ first month trying. 

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