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Pregnancy after birth control

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Mooselet24 Thu 10-Nov-16 14:39:53

Hi, I have been on 3 different kinds of birth control (pill, implant then patch) in 5 years, myself and my fiancé have decided to ttc our 1st last month, just wondering how long it has taken people to get pregnant after birth control? 

MrsG280516 Thu 10-Nov-16 14:52:10

Its different for everyone, some people fall pregnant straight away and for others it takes anywhere from a few months to a year or more.

user1478182517 Thu 10-Nov-16 15:06:21

I was on the pill for 10 years, I came off in July and just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant smile

Mooselet24 Thu 10-Nov-16 15:19:42


TurquoiseDress Thu 10-Nov-16 16:40:54

I had been on the combined pill for over a decade, came off it and had a withdrawal bleed- never had a proper period after that as I had conceived.

Pregnancy number 2 was similar- stopped the pill, got withdrawal bleed and pregnant before period came back. unfortunately that pregnancy ended in miscarriage.

I realise that I have been very lucky and it can vary widely between different women.

One thing I'd say is that it does not take months for the "hormones to leave your system"- once you stop they're very quickly out of your system.

That's why women can fall pregnant while taking the pill- because they've not been taking it properly e.g. forgetting for a couple of days- by which point, the hormone level has fallen and they may have ovulated. et voila.

Good luck with TTC!

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