(Closed) When did you stop contraceptive pill?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

mazzoffee:  We went off as soon as we could be okay with getting pregnant and about 6 weeks before wanting to conceive. My body took 47 days to have a withdrawal bleed and I still haven’t ovulated (CD14 of 1st real cycle, close to 2 months off of the pill). It is taking my body time to regulate, so I wish we would have gone off sooner.

Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Went off in April and conceived accidentally in June. We were planning to wait until fall. The first few montha off bc you are supposedly more fertile.

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

2 months before TTC, after being on it 15 years. And yes you can get pregnant right away.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I stopped the pill in August 2013 for non-TTC reasons.  I was only having a period about every 3rd or 4th off week, and my depression was getting the better of me.  I’ve been irregular since, but I took an emergency contraceptive pill 3 times last year, and those probably contributed to my cycle remaining wonky.  I have about a 30-40 day cycle right now, and am scheduled to talk to a doctor about that soon.  We’re still not TTC.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got off BCP after about 13 years of using it (I’m 31) in the beginning of October and I had my first BFP on Thanksgiving. So it took me one cycle and we got preggers on the second cycle! 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

mazzoffee:  When you go off BC but before TTC I’d keep notes on symptoms throughout the month so you know what your “normal” is…..it will help with symptom spotting once you do TTC.  I sometimes try to think back about “was X a normal thing” and wish I had some sort of notes to self when I wonder if its a symptom of early pregnancy vs PMS.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would recommend getting a physical done NOW, and mention to your doctor that you plan on TTC soon.  Make sure they test your blood for immunity to German Measles.  If you are not immune, you cannot get the vaccine while TTC (they say to wait at least one full cycle) or pregnant due to risk of miscarriage and birth defects.  If you’re tested now, you’d be able to get the vaccine right away, so it wouldn’t interfere with your TTC plans.  I didn’t find out until after I was pregnant that I was no longer immune, so now I have to be vaccinated after I give birth, and the baby won’t get the full protection of me being vaccinated.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had been on the pill for about 7 years and finished my last pack in October to prepare to TTC in January. So I am now on my third cycle off the pill and first cycle TTC. For November and December we used a mix of condoms and pull out method.

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I went off on Nov 22, had a withdrawal bleed right away, then a 32 day cycle. My doctor told me it’s normal for it to take 4-6 months to get your period back after stopping BCP so I was super happy to get mine not too late. 

This is month #2 of TTC for us- keeping fingers crossed 🙂 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

gosh, we aren’t TTC, but I have come off the OCP – and have had 1 AF in 5.5 months! Jealous of all you ladies that have functioning hormones! 🙂

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

mazzoffee:  i stopped taking the pill in March. My period regulated ajd came on average every 32-34 days

Started trying in October, I am now 12 weeks pregnant

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Medically speaking, you only have to stop the pill 14 days before TTC if your period is every 28 days.  If for e.g. it is every 30 days, then its 15 days before!  Also, you are most fertile the first 14 days after you stop the contraceptive pill (Im a pharmacist).

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

diddles112230:  I’ve been off the pill since September and no AF! Luckily it was a bit earlier than we really wanted to try, so I have some time to try to figure things out. Any idea what’s going on with you??

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