Post # 1
I’ve read some posts about women going off of birth control (specifically the pill) and them getting pregnant right away or them taking a long time to conceive. I’m just curious when you did or wish you did go off the pill?? Right now I’m planning on going off the pill in August and TTC in November or December. I’ve been on the pill since I was 18 (I’ll be 25 when we TTC) and I don’t remember what my periods were like before. Any stories, advice, woulda/shoulda/coulda’s would be helpful!
Post # 2
My original plan was to go off BC a year before TTC, since I’ve heard it can take up to a year to regulate. But best-laid plans and all that… ended up going off BC two-ish months before TTC. My cycle is still kind of wonky now 5 months later, but that may be related to the fact that I had an early loss in TTC month 2.
Post # 3
I went off as soon as I was ready to be pregnant and 7 months later we’re still trying. A good friend of mine got pregnant 3 WEEKS after she went off the pill. She jokes that she’s glad she was diligent with her pill all those years because apparently she’s hyper fertile while I’m over here wishing I went off months sooner. There’s no way to know which camp you’ll call into until you go off!
Post # 4
I’d go off as soon as you’re ok getting pregnant. Meaning, if it happens right away, that will be ok but if it take awhile to regulate, you can still be on your timeline for TTC. Does that makes sense?
Bottom line, I’d say 3-6 months before you want to be pregnant
Post # 5
I personally would do at least 6 months. I’ve always been told that it can take up to 3 months to fully be out of your system and up to a year for your cycles to regulate. I’d do at least 6 months, and just use condoms.
Post # 6
I’ve been off NuvaRing since April and we plan to TTC in August! My first cycle off was 30 days and my second was 26. I honestly can’t remember what they were like before birth control, as I was only 15 when I went on it for acne! I say at least 3 months before you plan to start!
Post # 7
I took my last pill may 30 and hope to get pregnant Nov/Dec but we are okay if it happens now 🙂 I’m kinda hoping it does lol
Post # 8
From personal experience, I would go off an birth control at the thought of conceiving. You think you’ll get pregnant right away, and when it doesn’t happen, you’re devestated. I wish I hadn’t waited at all, then maybe I wouldn’t have spent the many, many years TTC, then never did.
Post # 9
I guess the question I have is: are you okay with using other forms of contraception in the meantime? Some women get pregnant immediately after, and many take quite a bit of time before they get their BFP. It took DH and I six cycles off BCP before we got BFP. If you are planning to ttc in the near future, I’d say get off the pill now and give your body some time to adjust and regulate. It may happen right away and it may not, but at least you have that window of time to find out what your cycles are like. Good luck to you!!!!
Post # 10
This depends on what type of birth control you were on, how long you were taking it for and your own body’s chemistry. Some types of BC take a lot longer for people’s body to rid of and no one can predict what your body will do.
Post # 11
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I would say as soon as possible, but I really am quite against hormonal birth control I think it’s a terribly unhealthy idea to put synthetic hormones into your body constantly, and have had many negative side effects myself so after quitting I feel so good I would never again I would now choose more natural method.
Post # 12
Yeah, birth control hormones are out of your system in a matter of days. It doesn’t take months for the hormones to leave your system! I don’t see any reason to go off more than 3 months before you want to TTC. Your fertility should return to what it would have been had you not been on the pill. Being on the pill can actually be beneficial for some women (like those with endometriosis).
Anyway, I was on BCP for 16 years and I started ovulating right away like normal and didn’t have an issue. Be prepared to get pregnant as soon as you go off BCP, so use another form of protection if you’re not ready yet.
Post # 13
I voted Other.
We haven’t set a date in which we’ll start TTC, but I know it’ll be within the next couple of months. My current pill packs go through August, and although I did get them filled again after my yearly in April – they’d still be good for awhile if I didn’t start taking them.
We plan on discussing it before we start TTC, but I am hoping that I’ll stop in August and we’ll start trying immediately. I won’t say I’m the most careful with my BC pills (been on them for over 13 years), so I know we will be trying to for awhile – unless a miracle happens! We wouldn’t use any protection knowing that we are actively trying.
Post # 14
I had perfectly normal periods prior to going on the pill. I went off a year ago, got 2 periods and then my periods completely stopped and I was eventually diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea. I am now doing fertility treatments. I wish I had gone off the pill a year earlier than I did so I could have known sooner and started fertility treatments sooner. i’m probably a really rare case though! Best of luck!
Post # 15
It’s really a personal decision. I’d say 3-6 months and use condoms until you’re ready.
The hormones are out of your body within a few days, but it can definitely take some people a while for their regular cycles to come back.