+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    9
    Reviews
    0

    Default Stopping the pill

    Hi all,

    We would like to start trying for a baby in August, and would like to hear people's experience with coming off the pill.

    For example, would you recommend to stop it now so my body can get back to normal and I can then start to monitor my periods properly?

    Thanks for any advice/recommendations!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Far North QLD
    Posts
    2,189
    Thanks
    1,808
    Thanked
    1,712
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Hi CD84,

    What were your cycles like before being on the pill? I know some ladies fall preg very soon after stopping it, however depending on how long you've been on it, it can take a long time to get back to normal.

    For us, I had been on the pill forever! Well about ten or so years because I used to have really heavy/irregular that time of the month (AF). Because of this, I didn't know what it'd be like after stopping it. I got AF about 2 weeks after stopping the pill but then didn't get anything for a year....arrgh! such a nightmare when TTC & it was hard trying to get a referal from a gp to see a specialist when only begining!! I wish we had stopped it alot earlier & tried a long time ago as its been taking us sooooo long.

    Good luck, just remember its different for everyone. I hope you're one of the lucky ones that happens straight away!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0
    I personally, would come off the pill now! You really don't know how your body is going to respond, n between now and wanting to conceive, use another form of contraception.
    Before going on the pill, I had regular cycles but coming off the pill I didn't- I would get AF every 3-6months. It's taken me 4 years (and in that time I was lucky enough to conceive & have DD) to get regular AF.
    Best of luck with your journey!!

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Sparky111 For This Useful Post:

    KillerHeels  (03-04-2012)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    3
    Reviews
    0
    Well when I come off the pill in 2010 I fell pregnant pretty much straight away I didn't even have an af.

    This time though I have been off the pill since January and only had af once at the start of march, so it really does depend.

    Like the other ladies have recommended I would come off the bc and see how your cycle sorts it self out.

    Good luck with everything.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    877
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    129
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Hi CD84,

    I was in the same situation as you, An we decided to stop in December for a September TTC start date

    My cycles were 'normal' for about 4-5 months, then went haywire (approx 14 days for a few months then 45+) and I was diagnosed with PCOS. My GP mentioned that it can take a few months for the hormones to leave your system, which sometimes will regulate your cycle somewhat for awhile, masking any issues. She said that consequently some people have more luck first month off pill, then it gets harder again. Not sure how true this is though!

    Anyway when I found out I had PCOS I started temping as it was the only way I could tell if I was ovulating- and AF always came 14 days after my temps rose- no matter how long my cycle was. After a few months of that I decided I could trust that method and we conceived in February (14months after stopping the pill).

    I think if you wish to take the approach of stopping now to track your cycles it can be helpful, so that when the time comes you are ready to go ASAP- but you also have to be prepared to use other methods of contraceptive if you really aren't ready yet! There are quite a few people who fall preg straight away!

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    4,119
    Thanks
    1,744
    Thanked
    914
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I was on the pill 10 years and it took me 3 cycles to get pregnant once i went off the pill, i thought I was very lucky

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    2,877
    Thanks
    795
    Thanked
    510
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I stopped the pill..got my withdrawal bleed the next day and then my cycles varied in length from 35 days, 42 days, and even 62 days. We have been TTC for 9 months and last cycle was the first normal length cycle Ive had since coming off the pill. I agree with the other ladies..come off now to give your body a chance to recover and use other protection in the mean time..and that way you will have an idea of how long your cycles are and how you feel before AF each month so that hopefully when TTC you wont drive yourself crazy symptom spotting! Good luck!

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,163
    Thanks
    301
    Thanked
    285
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I agree with the others here. Come off the pill and get used to your cycles. If you are not ready just yet, use another form of contraception. I came off the pill (after 13 years on it) in October last year, and have had irregular periods since. It appears that I may have PCOS which was masked by being on the pill. That or I don't ovulate every month. With hindsight, I wish i had come off the pill earlier... You need to do what is best for you though! Good Luck!

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,677
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked
    105
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    When I stopped the pill & we started TTC straight away. My cycles went back to normal instantly, so I knew when I was most fertile without much hassle. We got pregnant the the second cycle after stopping it. I've heard that after immediately stopping the pill you can get a surge in fertility & be really likely to conceive quite quickly. Not sure if that's what happened with us?!

    As you know, everyone is different & if you've been taking it for a few years, I'd recommend stopping it a month or two before you begin TTC so you can get to know your cycles. Knowing when you are ovulating makes TTC so much easier!

    Good luck

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,246
    Thanks
    2,512
    Thanked
    1,250
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I was on pill for 12years and came off in feb - my first cycle was 5weeks before AF came and now on CD12 of second cycle. It's up to you when you come off but it doesn't hurt if u start trying straight away. Xx


 

Similar Threads

  1. Still have milk 3 months after stopping bf!
    By Shooshlove in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-08-2012, 16:56
  2. Stopping supply
    By happygirl1982 in forum Bottlefeeding Support
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-06-2012, 19:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Softer than your bub's bum Boody Organic Bamboo Baby Wear
Australia's favourite eco brand has delivered a gorgeous baby collection. Made from organic bamboo, Boody's extraordinarily soft and stretchy, skin-friendly tops, bottoms, onesies, bibs and wraps don't 'cost the earth'. Get 20% OFF! Code BUBHUB16.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Philips AVENT Australia
Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting and challenging time, but it’s good to know there is expert advice on hand to ensure that your baby gets the best start in life.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!