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trying to get pregnant after taking cerazette

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gemcgem Mon 09-Jan-12 14:05:09

hi, i just wonder'd if any other ladies have try'd to concive after taking the mini pill cerazette ?

call me greedy but im a happy married mummy to 6 and i would love a 7th !
i breast feed all my children for 6 months and after my last DD when i stopped feeding her i went on the combined pill but for some reason ( age ??) it didnt agree with me any more , so i went on the mini pill cerazette for the last 6 months with NO MP at all !
iv read some awfull things about women trying to concive for years after taking this mini pill , and just wonder'd if any body has any positve stories to tell?

spannermary Mon 09-Jan-12 14:09:06

Came off Cerazette in June. Pregnant in July! Due on Easter Sunday... Yay!!!

tigana Mon 09-Jan-12 14:15:49

I was on cerazette for a year or so before got pg with current bump. Came off one month, didn't try for maybe 3-4 weeks to get at least 1 period in, then got pregnant before the next period came along... so no issues here.

Jezzabell Mon 09-Jan-12 14:16:00

i stopped taking cerazette in the september and got pregnant in the following June - the first time we tried! Don't know if there would have been any problems if we'd tried before, but my periods came back really regular about 6 weeks after stopping the pill.

gemcgem Mon 09-Jan-12 14:16:11

oh thanks for that spannermary , id made a big mistake in google'ing it and read some awfull stories of women going years with out even a MP . so this month could be my month smile
question did you have a MP before falling pregnant ?? and if so how long did it take for that cycle to start again ??

Sidge Mon 09-Jan-12 14:20:01

Having no periods on Cerazette is normal and related to the way it works.

Having no periods on it has no bearing on how quickly you'll get pregnant.

Theoretically you are fertile 2-3 days after your last pill.

pommedenoel Mon 09-Jan-12 14:29:39

Stopped Cezarette end of May 2009 and got a positive pg test 8 weeks later.

Had a period after 5 weeks, pg 3 weeks later!

Emsgale Mon 09-Jan-12 14:35:17

hi stopped cerezette 2nd week in may took 8 weeks to get my period felt very very hormonal during the wait then didnt get another found out I was pregnant due april 8th x

spannermary Mon 09-Jan-12 14:37:22

I thought I'd had a period - but it turned out to be implantation. In fact, I didn't realise for a while I was pregnant due to implantation bleed, a negative test at 4 weeks, and the fact that my early signs of pregnancy were similar to PMS (sore boobs, slightly tender stomach, slightly emotional!). That was the biggest issue I had with it - you may want to take other precautions for the first month. I don't regret a thing though! And in my defence, I wasn't entirely sure what PMS felt like as I hadn't had a period in 2 years...

Good luck!

spannermary Mon 09-Jan-12 14:38:46

Emsgale - we're due the same day!

AlexTasha Mon 09-Jan-12 14:39:43

Hey, I stopped taking cerazette in August 2010, didnt have a period until May 2011 (9 months) and I found out that the mini pill had really f***cked up my ovaries. Was terrified that I was going to have to have fertility treatment to have a baby, but then got pregnant in September 2011. Still wish my doctors had explained the risks more thoroughly though!

NigellaBot Mon 09-Jan-12 15:04:25

I was on Cerazette for years, stopped in March 2011, had a couple of horribly heavy periods then found out I was pregnant in May. Due in three weeks grin

My monthly cycle came back very short, only 19 days instead of 28 before I went on Cerazette. Remember saying to DP I'd better bloody well get pregnant soon because I couldn't stand the period pains and that I barely got two weeks break between them.

I did get periods on Cerazette but they were very light and virtually pain-free.

NigellaBot Mon 09-Jan-12 15:05:04

oh and good luck TTC smile

Oeisha Mon 09-Jan-12 15:05:26

Took me 11 months. Was told they wouldn't even blink until about 12months, and even then all they'd do was check I was ovulating properly and wouldn't think about treatment until 18mths as I am still young (30). I kinda knew my periods weren't proper before then as they didn't hurt like hell until the 11th, which was back to the usual (crying, puking, so much pain I wondered whether I wanted kids at all). Luckily fell pg straight after that, so only 1 hellish (usual) period, though DH was close to taking me to the medical centre at centre parcs as he was so worried.

Broodzilla Mon 09-Jan-12 15:18:11

Came off Cerazette in Nov 08, got a BFP in Feb 09. Did Agnus Castus straight away after coming off the pill (years ago I was on Depo-Provera and didn't have a period for 2yrs, was all over the place even after coming off the DP until I read about Agnus Castus, took it and it kick-started my cycle again) and my periods were back to normal from the first cycle, we didn't really TTC until Dec 08 as we got married then and I wanted to wait a month or so after coming off the pill to make sure it was all out of my system.

Good luck!

Emsgale Mon 09-Jan-12 15:49:49

spannermary I had a slight typo or stupid moment due 7th april but still v close!lol c

gemcgem Mon 09-Jan-12 16:15:37

hi broodzilla , Agnus Castus ?? what is this ?? thanks ladies i feel a tad more positive now :D

BarfAndHeave Mon 09-Jan-12 16:16:55

No issues with me either - came off in Feb, conceived March.

GemmaReeto Mon 09-Jan-12 16:18:43

Took me 5 months

babycarmen Mon 09-Jan-12 17:37:53

I conceived on my 3rd month after coming off it, although it turned out i must of ovulated literally 1-3 days after my period ended!

Enfyshedd Mon 09-Jan-12 17:38:57

Was on Depo-Provera for 6 years with ex, then came off for 18 months while we were supposed to be TTC (however you need to be DTD for that hmm). When I got together with DP, doc gave me Cerazette in September 2010 which I took until February 2011. Didn't take any precautions, but decided not to actively try until August. Got my BFP Sept 21st.

I've had plenty of friends who've told me not to even try for 12 months after coming off the pill, but my mum told me it only took her 2 months to conceive me. Everyone's different.

purpleflower123 Mon 09-Jan-12 17:44:05

Came off cerazette last march. DD2 was born on christmas day, 41 weeks after stopping (DS and DD1 were both 41 weekers too) So I conceived 2 weeks after stopping taking it smile

Rindercella Mon 09-Jan-12 17:47:39

No issues for me. First time conceived within 3 months, second time after about 5 months. But I am old

Good luck (wow! going for a 7th - brave, not greedy!! grin)

Broodzilla Mon 09-Jan-12 17:49:11

Gem lots of positive stories here! Agnus Castus is a herb used to regulate hormones in women, mainly used for menopause but for some reason it also sorts out wonky cycles. smile

Also, when you come off the pill, for the first 3 months or so there can be a surge in fertility, so get cracking :D

CrispLeCrisp Mon 09-Jan-12 17:50:49

I was on cerazette for 8 years with no periods. Came off it in November, periods came back in dec, pregnant in March smile

Good luck.

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