Time to stop birthcontrol b4 pregnacy

Rosa - posted on 01/05/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My husband and I just decided to start trying to have our 1st child for both of us. However, I have bein taken birth-control since I was 19yrs old, Im now 26. I take Ortrotricyclen, which I love and wouldnt use anything thing else. Becasue it helpl with my pain, my weight and regulate my period. My question is how long should I stop taking the pill before trying? Any info would help.

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Tyrae - posted on 01/07/2011

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I guess I should have read your next response :) I took the pill for pain also and it will take about 4-6 months for the pain to come back full force. If you are really worried I'd wait until a month before you go back home. Than it still has gotten out of your system a bit and you won't have to deal with the pain if it comes back full force before you get home.

Tyrae - posted on 01/07/2011

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I was on birthcontrol for 5 years, stopped taking it and it took me 6 months the first time to get pregnant, had a miscarriage went back on birth control for 6 months (doctor said I had to heal before trying again) stopped taking it and was pregnant again within the month. It really depends on your body and how quickly it gets stuff out of your system. Some people can get pregnant right away and some it takes quite a while. I'd start trying right away just know that it might take a bit. :) Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 01/06/2011

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Hi Rosey, good luck with everything! It took my husband & me 5 months to conceive our son once I stopped taking the pill. Of course it's different for everyone.

Rosa - posted on 01/06/2011

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Thank you all for your great input. My husband and I have decided to start this summer, so I have stop taking the pills. The only problem Im having is that Im deployed not, by the time I get home is will be summer. I take the pills for menst pain, so I wanted to know if I could stay on until I get back home. Thanks again.

Joy - posted on 01/06/2011

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my doctor told me maybe a month or two, you now have to get insyn with your body, learn when your cycles are and when your fertile time is, so it probably isn't so much the pill is that your body has to adjust, but it can happen pretty much anytime, good luck.

Chantel - posted on 01/05/2011

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like others have said it can take up to a year. I had been on the pill, the injections and the rod in the arm at various stages of my like and I fell pregnant within 2 months or trying.

Franny - posted on 01/05/2011

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as someone else pointed out, conventional wisdom says it can take up to a year. but i was on hormonal birth control for 16 years (yes, sixteen years!) - and i missed my nuvaring change by 4 days. so i figured i would just wait til the next month to put it in, and before we were able to get to the store and buy some condoms we...were overcome? ;) now, here i am on circle of moms. so it can take a year, or 4 days! luckily it was only a year earlier than we had planned to start, so it wasn't too bad. but make sure you are ready as soon as you start trying, because it could happen!

September - posted on 01/05/2011

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You can start trying now however it's likely the birth control will need some time to work its way out of your system preventing you from getting pregnant right away. I was off the pill for six months before we starting trying and got pregnant within a month. However I'm sure this varies from person to person. Good luck and enjoy the process! :)

Firebird - posted on 01/05/2011

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My doctor told me that it could take up to a year to get pregnant after you stop taking birth control.

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