Post # 1
Ok, so my last active pill was January 9th, and my period started January 12. I should have began a new pack on the 17th but we decided not to.
I was on the pill because my period was so heavy, but on the pill they are very light and short. I was on it for about a year and a half. I was told (by a friend who suffered a miscarriage) that we had to wait at least 2 cycles so that my uterine lining could properly rebuild, decreasing the risk of a miscarriage. Has anyone heard this? I tend to believe it, seeing how light my periods became.
The reason I am asking is because I am way excited to get preggers! We are so ready, and I dream about it everyday. I am also being told I am extra fertile straight off the pill, so why waste these little eggies? I am thinking that maybe we should make the decision deending on how heavy my first off-BC period is?
I am just getting impatient! Anyone else have trouble waiting after being off BC?
Post # 3
I am no expert on pregnancy but I have not heard about what your friend had told you but again, I am not aware of it. I on the other hand, got preggie almost a month after getting off the pill and a week after my last period…
As for the heaviness of your period, my was also light on the pill and when I got off it was back to “normal” 3 – 5 days of flowing. So you should probably be OK but I can only imagine how hard it is to wait 🙂
Post # 4
I would suggest beginning to chart. It’s a great way to track your cycle and to get to know yourself better… especially as you re-regulate. http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ I don’t think anyone can tell you how your body is going to respond to coming off the pill, as everyone is different… But charting will help you have a better idea.
Best of luck and have fun trying!
Post # 5
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I know nothing official, so can’t exactly say what your friend told you is wrong. But anecdotally, I know a LOT of women started healthy pregnancies within the first 2-3 months of stopping birth control pills. (I was one of them! And, not to share Too Much Information, but I had been period-skipping altogether and had NO uterine lining in previous months. Doesn’t the lining just rebuild each month as needed?)
Not saying it WILL happen, because every woman is different and some are less fertile for a while. But a definite portion of the population does seem to be extra fertile for those first few months — like your body has saved up and is raring to go. So if you’re really excited to get pregnant as soon as possible, I’d suggest taking advantage of these next few months just in case.
Post # 6
I’ve never heard of having to wait when you’re coming off of birth control… Many doctors will tell you to wait a few cycles after a miscarriage in order to build up the lining. That being said, I got pregnant right away after my most recent miscarriage, I didn’t even get a period before I was pregnant again, and I’m 5 and 1/2 months and the little guy is doing just fine! I say go for it!
Post # 7
I got pg both times that I went off the pill, in the first month that I was off the pill. I have two beautiful boys to prove it.
Post # 8
My doctor said it was fine the month after I finished my last pills, but we didn’t start then. Not actively anyway. I wanted to see how my periods were doing.
I agree with Mrs.DG, charting helps a LOT. I’m glad I found out about it. It helps so much to know what’s going on, although I’m still learning.
Post # 9
The only thing i was told reguarding the pill is that it can screw up your due date…depending on when you stop the pill you might have a few months of funky period cycles…when i got pregnant with my first i hadnt had a normal period for almost a year, they went from 18 day to 31 day cycles. but in the end your babies size will pretty much tell you the age!! good luck!!