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TTC straight after coming off the pill

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kitkatkaty87 Mon 24-Mar-14 14:13:19

Hello all,

I'm planning to come off the pill on 12th April (very exact I know) We were planning on just TTC straight away and not waiting for period. Is this ok? I've heard you have increased fertility immediately after coming off. Have been on cerazette for around 4 years and microgynon for around 5 years before that. Can't wait to come off now and get going!!
Any advise would be very welcome! Thanks in advance.

ilovepowerhoop Mon 24-Mar-14 14:15:12

having a proper period helps to date the pregnancy but I dont know if thats the only reason to hold off for a short while before TTC

kitkatkaty87 Mon 24-Mar-14 17:08:43

I see, thanks for that. I'm guessing they'd be able to do you a scan if you didnt know the date of conception instead maybe, do you think?

rosiegal Mon 24-Mar-14 19:00:00

Hi there, as far as I'm aware the period thing is for dating the pregnancy and it certainly wont harm if you fall pregnant immediately. I came off the pill last September and we started ttc straght away, I had a withdrawal bleed in October then af in November. I'm now 15wks pregnant so I must have conceived around December time but I wasnt monitoring ovulation so I had to rely on my scan to date me. I had a pleasant surprise because I thought I was about 9wks but I was actually 13wks, turns out my spotting in January was implantation not af as I thought.
Good luck for your bfp x

kitkatkaty87 Tue 25-Mar-14 07:24:53

Congratulations rosiegal! Yeah that is a lovely surprise! I think we'll just go for it straight away then and see what happens smile thank you!

Abracadabra1 Tue 25-Mar-14 07:32:45

Ive been pregnant twice within weeks after coming off the pill had usual bleed when I finished packet but no proper period. Evrrything fine they date pregnancy at 12wk scan I thought I was 12 wks I was 10 wks so had another at 12 wks. Good luck!

prettyinpink90 Tue 25-Mar-14 07:34:38

We TTC straight away after I came off Cerazette last July. I didn't have a proper period, just a withdrawal bleed and fell pregnant within a couple of weeks. I'm now 36+4 with our first.
I too had read that you should allow your body to return to a normal cycle and have at least one period before starting TTC but think this is just so they can date the pregnancy. It didn't cause me any issues but it was a little annoying having to wait till my first scan before finding out how far gone I was.

kitkatkaty87 Wed 26-Mar-14 11:51:13

i hope it's as quick for me as it was for you guys!
prettyinpink90 that makes me excited as I've heard lots of bad things about coming off cerazette and taking ages - nice to hear a positive story like that smile I bet that dating scan was exciting though! smile

ranchgirl Wed 26-Mar-14 12:46:29

I came off Cerazette in January and have no BFP yet. :-(
Good luck!

kitkatkaty87 Wed 26-Mar-14 14:35:32

ranchgirl keep going, I'm sure you'll get it soon smile

Cupcake92 Wed 26-Mar-14 16:12:14

I got pregnant whilst actually taking cerazette haha! So I'm sure it'll be fine getting ur bfp when u come off it smile
My lb is healthy and 8 months old now smile we are in our 1st month of ttc#2!
Good luck!

rosiegal Wed 26-Mar-14 18:32:27

Hey Kitkat I didnt say in my earlier post but I was also on Cerazette prior to ttc. Like you I'd read some horror stories but luckily things settled quickly for me, hopefully its the same for you

kitkatkaty87 Wed 26-Mar-14 20:31:05

Thanks guys smile lovely to hear you had success so quickly. Cupcake92 best of luck for number 2. Hope its nice and quick for you again - must have been a big surprise being pregnant with no. 1 then!
I can't wait to start now. Just holding off until my wedding on Monday smile

Cupcake92 Wed 26-Mar-14 21:25:33

Thank u! smile I hope it's quick as well! So incredibly excited haha
And yes it was a biiiig shock for number 1! Only had a suspicion I was pregnant as I threw up when i heard my work colleagues discussing melted chocolate! Which I thought was so weird!
Good luck and hope ur bfp comes quick! smile
And good luck on ur wedding day! How exciting! :D

kitkatkaty87 Thu 27-Mar-14 09:25:41

Lol! That's so strange isn't it!
Thank you! Keep me posted on how you get on smile

blamber Thu 27-Mar-14 21:50:12

There shouldn't be a problem usually, although the lining of the uterus may be quite thing after coming off the pill, but that should build quickly when you go through your first cycle. It's a myth though that you're more fertile. It may take a few months for your period to show though, that's normal.

blamber Thu 27-Mar-14 21:50:24

I meant thin, not thing

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