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Should I come off the pill???

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Samantha8892 Sun 19-Mar-17 14:08:55

Hi Guys, I'm new to all this! Just want some advice. Me and my OH have decided we are ready for a baby. We have a holiday in June so, have decided to start ttc after then. I have already started taking my folic acid. After looking at other threads I have realised it can take a while to get periods back to normal.

Should I come off the pill now and just be careful until June? smile

bluebannana Sun 19-Mar-17 14:17:37

Everyones different, It took me a few cycles to get back to normal but 12 months on still not pregnant. My friend came off thinking it wouldn't happen for a few months and got pregnant straight away. How do you and your OH feel about condoms for a couple of months? Would it be a disaster if you got pregnant before you holiday?

Rainshowers Sun 19-Mar-17 14:22:07

First time round I got pregnant after coming off the pill without even having a period so just beware that it can happen and take the necessary precautions!

SilverLilly Sun 19-Mar-17 14:23:27

I came off the pill a few weeks ago ready to start TTC in June. I have no idea how long it will take to get back to normal after 12 years on the pill. I'm not looking forward to normal periods though.

Emma2803 Sun 19-Mar-17 14:42:15

I would say yes but use condoms until June as it can take a while for cycles to settle. I got pregnant with my son in my second cycle off the pill but they still weren't back to normal then

ppleasebob Sun 19-Mar-17 14:43:56

Both times I stopped the pill, I fell pregnant straight away! Maybe stop but use condoms until you're ready?

Samantha8892 Sun 19-Mar-17 14:44:39

Yes condoms could be an option! No it wouldn't be a big disaster.. and he is already looking at a bigger car for us as they do haha! No I'm not either don't think I've had a real one for 6 years! Thanks for your replys xxx

purplek1tty Sun 19-Mar-17 20:06:43

I'm came off the pill in April 2016 and my cycles are still messed up and frankly, it has been a nightmare. I would advise anyone wanting to ttc to come off the pill as soon as you've made the decision to ttc, even if you use condoms for a few months. Good luck!

Samantha8892 Sun 19-Mar-17 20:25:49

Thank you, you have made our minds up! Good luck purplek1tty xx

TurquoiseDress Sun 19-Mar-17 20:32:18


Yes, if it was me, I would just come off the pill now.

There's no way of telling how long it will take for your periods to settle or for you to conceive.

I have twice fallen pregnant just a couple of weeks after coming off the pill, never had a real period just the withdrawal bleed.

The first time was after almost 15 years on the combined pill! and I was almost 35 at the time.

Last year the same happened too, which I couldn't quite believe our luck- sadly it ended in MMC and we are on around cycle 9 now with now whiff of a BFP.

The worst that can happen is that you fall pregnant!

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