(Closed) TTC and Birth Control Pill

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@DaisyCakes: We dropped the pill after we got married to let things sort themselves out before we get to the baby-planning in a year or two. There is a TON of info about how your body could react to getting off the pill, and it can be different for each woman. Some people are fertile right away just due to the shift, sometimes it jumps back and forth between a regular cycle and then wonky, and other times it can take months to even get back to ovulating. I highly recommend checking out the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It’s so informative and can help you navigate getting back to your natural cycles.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was similar to you, on the pill 10+ years and just went off on Feb. My first cycle felt like it lasted AGES, but was only 34 days. Had 5 day period with horrible cramping the first day, but otherwise felt really great. I was a little panicked that i was maybe pregnant but a couple negative HPTS proved otherwise! LOL! Since then I have started charting (althought not loving it or being very consistent! LOL) and it has been really good to feel normal and try to get to know my body. My doctor said ” a couple cycles” off BCP is good before TTC, but i think that’s just a recommendation and doesn’t necessarily have to be followed.

A coworker of mine went off the pill after having a MC earlier last year, she was literally pregnant the next week LOL. She’s due in Sept and has had a healthy pregnancy so far!

So, i think it’s really up to you and what you want to do… I really enjoy not taking the hormones every day and feeling more like my ‘real’ self, if that makes any sense. If you don’t want to conceive right away the barrier methods you mentioned sound like a graet solution until you’re ready.

Congrats! πŸ™‚

(edited to add I agree with the above posted, the TCOYF book is fantastic! I learned a lot and it helped calm me during my wait time for AF) πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think that everyone has different views on the subject. My doctor told me to take my pills right up until we are ready to start trying. She thinks that you are more fertile the first 3 months.  I take my last pill Thursday and we are TTC. The only issue with this is I have no idea really when I am ovulating but we are just going to have fun with it for a couple months.

TCOYF is a great book to read either way.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Another vote for Taking Charge of Your Fertility! I think you should go off the BCP and let your body sort itself out and get to know your cycles before trying. My first cycle off BCP was 34 days but I know some of my friends have had really wonky cycles for the first while.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@DaisyCakes:  The sex drive was one of the main reasons I decided to ditch it as well. I have been married almost a year and the drive was horribly low. Basically I wouldn’t care if I had sex at all, there were maybe 2 days a month where I would approach Darling Husband and the rest of the time I just wanted to roll over and go to sleep.

The first month off I noticed a huge difference… we went 5 days in a row one week which I don’t think we’ve done since we were dating!! LOL! TMI! Hopefully you notice a difference too, I sure did. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@StaceyA: Haha, cosigned. I felt way better without the hormones, and I was, uh, ‘more friendly.’ 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would definitely suggest going off it.  If I knew now…. πŸ™‚  I went off a month before trying and used VCF which are like breath strips for your hooha πŸ˜‰  They have no hormones and I would use them again if I needed to in a heart beat.  I think after we have a baby we’ll do Natural family planning since I will know my cycle by heart by then.  And it’s not like Baby #1 is happening quickly for us πŸ™‚  I say GO OFF IT!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@DaisyCakes:  LOL!! Getting a new house is tough too, it’s a stressful phase (even though it’s super exciting!) so that could be taking some energy away. However, I feel like i’ve been in your shoes 100%, and I think you’ll notice a huge difference.

@indibee:  Your comment literally made me LOL! I’m sure our SO’s are appreciating the “friendliness” ha ha ha. 

Its nice knowing what your body will do on it’s own. Let us know if/when you go off it and have any concerns, it can be a little scary not really knowing what’s gonig on, but there are lots of us on here to help!:):) 

@ecomaha:  I used to use VCF all the time, totally forgot about it!!! Might have to give that a go before we are officially TTC. Also, LOL @ ‘hooha” ha ha ha. πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@StaceyA: My FemCal app definitely had a heck of a lot more heart symbols this last month Embarassed LOL.

@DaisyCakes:  That book is so great! I loved it (and read the whole big thing in about two days!). I can’t wait to re-read it once my finals are over again. And no, it’s not weird to be excited to go off it. I feel a ton better. There’s even an entire thread on getting off HBC and how you feel. You might like to check it out/join in!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@StaceyA:  So thats really a factor in low libedo? I’ve been thinking about getting off the pill, but we’re not TTC, any time soon. Maybe for a year or two. I’m so nervous because i’ve been on it for so long!

Bees not on BCP what other method do you use? Just condoms? Threadjack sorry!

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