Post # 1
I’ve been on the pill since I was in college (I am now 31). I am getting married in October and we are going to try for a family right away. (Hopefully a honeymoon baby).
I have 2 more pill packs left which would bring me to the end of June when I plan to stop taking the pill. When I asked my gyn, she said 2 months off the pill is all you need then you can start trying.
My mom wants me to stop NOW! and won’t stop talking about it.
How long before you started TTC did you go off the pill?
I also picked up prenatal vitamin samples today. I hear that my hair and nails will become shinies and stronger respectively.
Post # 3
@ajillity81: It’s possible to get pregnant right away, so unless you’re planning on using backup protection, don’t stop the pill until you’re definitely ready to be pregnant. I have been off the pill for 5 months now and still not pregnant but I’ve been having issues with my cycle and potential hormone issues. It’s ultimately a personal decision but don’t go off of it thinking it will take a while to get pregnant because it’s possible it can happen quickly, and also don’t wait too long thinking you have time, because you might have trouble. It’s impossible to predict what will happen with your body. The bottom line – stop the pills when YOU are ready, not when your mom is lol.
Post # 4
@jny1179: thanks for the reply. we will use protection until we are ready. my gyn said it takes 2 months for the pill to be out of your system and to be on a regular cycle.
i’ve told my mom many times, i’ve heard her loud and clear about stopping the pill and was still planning on stopping when i finish the pill packs that i have. i’m to the point of telling her that i will not share anything baby related until after november if she keeps it up.
Post # 5
I wasn’t on the pill, I had an IUD, but I second what the PP said to use protection until you are 100% ready to TTC b/c I got KU the first month off BC.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley
@ajillity81: After our wedding, I finished the pack of pills that I was on and then stopped taking them. I got pregnant about 5 months after our wedding. Everyone is different so it’s hard to say how it will work for you!
Post # 7
I went off the pill in August and my cycles took 3-4 months to become regular so I’d allot at least that much time but that does leave the risk of getting pregnant beforehand. I didn’t start trying until January.
Post # 8
I would stop when you are done with your pills in June. It’s nice to have a couple cycles to regulate and figure out where your cycle is before you start trying but I don’t think it’s necessary to stop now (unless you intend to start trying earlier than October).
I stopped in mid March so that I would have three cycles hormone free before we TTC in mid June.
Post # 9
Many people have gotten pregnant soon after getting off the pill with no adverse side effects. Even though it takes 2 months for the pill to be out of your system, some people have gotten pregnant on their first cycle off the pill.
Post # 10
@ajillity81: I got off the pill in the middle of February and this is our first month TTC. So about two or so months. I was kind of worried that I would have issues getting my cycle back on track after getting off, but that wasn’t the case at all. So, honestly, I think it’s all up to you and what you’re comfortable doing. We used other protection for the two months that I wasn’t on the pill and it worked out just fine.
Post # 11
I gave my body about three months off the pill before TTC (and we conceived on our second cycle trying).
Post # 12
We aren’t trying to actually concieve until early next year however I am off the pill now for TTC and other health reasons (we use condoms now). I am already taking prenatals and fish oil as it is always a good idea to build up a healthy body and immune system before you start trying, not after you are pregnant.
Post # 13
@ajillity81: I’m 31 and I was on the pill for 11 years. My cycles were regular my first month off and I got pregnant on my 3rd cycle trying. We started TTC my first cycle off the pill, all the research I found didn’t say there were any adverse affects to trying right away other than timing might be difficult since your cycle may change. Plus I believe it only takes a few days for the pill to actually be out of your system, which is why you can get pregnant if you miss 2 pills or more, but you may have an initital anovulatory cycle or your cycles might be different than what they were on the pill. I will say though that coming off the pill, my cycles became more regular than they ever were before I went on the pill.
Post # 14
I went off it when I got an abnormal pap a little more than 5 years ago and realized I’d rather conceive than get cervical cancer. We’ll probably be TTC in about 2-3 years from now.
Post # 15
I will go off the pill in early June and start TTC right after my period. My doctor said to have one period before TTC so that’s what I’m doing!
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015
From experience, I went off the BC pill 8 months ago, and I noticed my periods became a bit irregular after six months of stopping. I was on the BCP for only a year, so it was not as much. It depends on each person. I would recommend charting, as it can increase your chances of becoming pregnant by timing your ovulation more accurately. To do that, you have to be off the pill. Good luck!