(Closed) when did you go off the pill before TTC……

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I went off in April, and we started trying in June. I was lucky enough to get Pregnant right away.

If you want to start in Sept, I would stop this month to try and get your cycle normal.

Post # 4
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I went off in early June to start trying in September. For me, I was just done with taking the pill. I wanted to get at least one period before trying. It’ll end up being 3 cycles before we start trying on our timeline. Were your cycles regular before birth control? If they were, you’ll most likely ovulate on a normal schedule and could get pregnant right away. However, some women don’t ovulate for two months going off of the pill. It’s really up to you. Personally, I would let your body adjust a bit pre-TTC post birth control pill. I gave my body some time to get used to working the way it should before trying.

Post # 5
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We’re not trying until November, but I am already off the pill now, I actually stopped at the beginning of June.  I went with the recommendation from my doctor to stop about 6 months before and start taking some prenatal vitamins too.

Post # 6
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s suggested by most Dr.s to stop the BC atleast 3 months prior to trying and starting on prenatals like ^^ said. But if you don’t want to wait that long you should for sure have atleast 1 regular cylce before starting.

Still some women take a really long time to get a regular cycle and level back out.

The last mth I was on BC was May (ending on the 21st)… Had my regular cycle in June.. and get my bfp this month.

If your body takes time to get back to normal that’s okay… hormonal BC may not seem like a big thing but it has a huge effect on how the body functions… sometimes it just take some time.

Goodluck and RELAX!!!!! 😉

Post # 7
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I went off 3 months beforehand, per my doctor’s request. 

Post # 8
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i’m going off now to start trying next spring. i’m just over taking BCP and the reason I really started on it 10+ years ago was for my skin. Well now I’m just terrible at remembering, so my skin is breaking out anyway. I figure it’s better to let me body regulate (and deal with any breakouts) now, rather than in the spring, when i’m sure i feel stressed, etc. bc we’ll be trying! don’t want too many hormonal changes all at once.

Post # 9
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I went off a year beforehand and I’m so glad I did. It took me months to get my period and then establish some kind of “regularity” to my cycles. I never even became fully regular but much more so than I was the first half of the year. It would have taken us way longer to get pregnant if I hadn’t gone off when I did. I’d recommend going off as soon as you can. You just never know what will happen. 

Post # 10
7586 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Doctors will say 3 months. It allows for the lining of your uterus to thicken enough to carry a child. If you do not wait it increases your risk of miscarriage.

Post # 11
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I went off in July, we started trying in October. 

Post # 12
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I stopped taking the Pill mid Feb and we started trying April.

Post # 13
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My docs told me just to go off the pill when I was ready to TTC – nothing about needing to wait 3 months (and FWIW my husband is a doc and said the same thing).  So that’s what I did.

BUT, I did get pregnant in our second month of TTC and miscarried.  I was very concerned that it was because I had just gone off the pill (as mwitter suggested).  I spoke with two different doctors and both of them dispelled me of that notion…so I’m not sure what I think about that.

Definitely speak with your doc and partner about this, though.  In retrospect I would have gone off earlier to get a sense of my cycles since they were/have been different since going off the pill.

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