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How quick did you become pregnant after stopping birth control pills?

(41 Posts)
user1491956947 Sat 15-Apr-17 23:47:11

Can it happen right away? Or does it take a few months?

Liska Sat 15-Apr-17 23:58:49

For me it was right away, which was a bit of a shock. I was 39, and expected it to take about a year, but I had one period after stopping the pill and then I was pregnant. Everyone's different, though - tippy really can't tell.

IkeaTatPrincess Sun 16-Apr-17 04:19:08

2 cycles - I also thought it would take a while! I'm 26, on Ovranette for 11 years.

MmmMalbec Sun 16-Apr-17 07:30:21

2 proper cycles but I'd had 5 months of totally messed up cycles when I came off the pill so felt like a lifetime until we could try properly!

BellaGoth Sun 16-Apr-17 07:32:29

Conceived on the second cycle with both of mine.

eternalopt Sun 16-Apr-17 07:39:25

Stopped pill just before wedding. Got pregnant on honeymoon. Bit of a shock but a lovely extra souvenir - our little surprise from Italy!

eternalopt Sun 16-Apr-17 07:40:09

Took 3 cycles the second time.

doge Sun 16-Apr-17 07:49:19

6 months, but my periods were months apart! And I wasn't tracking ovulation or anything (wasn't fussed about getting pregnant straight away). As soon I started using OPKs I got pregnant straight away.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Sun 16-Apr-17 07:50:25

3 years hmm

GrumpySausage Sun 16-Apr-17 08:05:53

2 cycles for me. That was after 2 years of the injection.

DeliciouslyHella Sun 16-Apr-17 08:16:13

I took my last pill on the Monday (mid packet) and according to my dating scan, fell pregnant on the Wednesday. blush

Rockandrollwithit Sun 16-Apr-17 08:19:30

A year hmm

Eeeeek2 Sun 16-Apr-17 08:39:27

9 months

beaches1 Sun 16-Apr-17 09:06:24

On my youngest two, it happened the first month off the pill.
On my first, I came off it 6mths before we were going to start trying to let my cycle settle etc and it happened the second month of trying. But I think that it was more down to luck on our part and me paying v close attention to my cycle in terms of ovulation etc.

Piehunter Sun 16-Apr-17 09:09:26

10 months and counting (cycle 11 in less than a week if AF turns up as I expect!) it was cerazette, progesterone only pill.

Starfish83 Sun 16-Apr-17 09:45:56

Stopped taking the pill in December, fell pregnant in January! x

EchoesOfLeon Sun 16-Apr-17 09:48:25

About 3 years!

Onemoresliceofcakewonthurt Sun 16-Apr-17 09:55:37

9 months; I was on the Evra patch for roughly 2 years prior, I had 9 months of irregular or near to no periods so made it difficult to track ovulation but now had my perfect little 2YO.

arbrighton Sun 16-Apr-17 11:12:18

First cycle we tried after 3 months of being safe in other ways to try and get some idea of my cycle

blue2014 Sun 16-Apr-17 11:12:57

4 years and a round of IVF

froofroomcgoo Sun 16-Apr-17 11:30:42

2 cycles, but we were only trying for one of those!

Rinceoir Sun 16-Apr-17 11:33:45

It's very variable. I had a positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after stopping the combined pill. It's not unusual for ovulation to be delayed a few months after stopping the pill though, and in occasional cases if there is an underlying issue like PCOS the pill may have masked the symptoms and delayed the diagnosis (although it certainly won't have caused the problem).

kel1493 Sun 16-Apr-17 11:35:21

I stopped in July 2015, and became pregnant in November 2015, so 4 months it took us

PotteringAlong Sun 16-Apr-17 11:38:06

7 weeks
17 months
6 months

UnbornMortificado Sun 16-Apr-17 11:39:09

Between 2 months and 2 years. I believe the average is 9 months.

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