(Closed) When did you go off the pill?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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 # 5
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
715 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@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
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I gave my body about three months off the pill before TTC (and we conceived on our second cycle trying).

Post # 12
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@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
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

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
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
6699 posts
Bee Keeper
  • 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!

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