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How long did you wait after getting off BC to TTC?

I'm 27, DH is 32. I got off BC last September when we were first TTC, and got pregnant before I had my first period. Long story short, it was a (very) early on miscarriage, and our Dr. advised we wait 3 months to try again. By December things had shifted (paying off some student loans became priority). Now we're ready to try again. I went off BC last month, but want to make sure when it happens this time around it actually *sticks*. How long did you wait/are waiting?
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Re: How long did you wait after getting off BC to TTC?

  • Got off birth control mid December, started trying in March. More because we wanted a 2016 baby and are bad at math than because we wanted to wait a set amount of time.
  • We didn't wait at all, started trying right away. It took a few months for my cycles to regulate, I got pregnant 3 months after bc but miscarried. So you went back on bc after your miscarriage? Was that to regulate your cycle?
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  • I have pretty regular cycles, I just went back on because we didn't have another hard/fast date of when we'd pick back up TTC. We both wanted to pick back up after miscarrying, but my job was very demanding with a long commute/hours and we didn't want to complicate our lives with a baby on top of that. January I left my job to go back to a company I worked for previously with better work/life balance, and April we decided it was time to get the baby train started again :)
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  • Hmmm about 3 years :P

    Truthfully, I couldn't remember to take the pill so I just stopped.

    To address your point, I don't think there's any relationship btwn bcps and MC - I am sorry for your loss though :(
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  • I stopped my BC in September last year. Started TTC immediately. Got a bfp on cycle 4 but lost the baby at 12w. Had a d&c March 3rd and now I'm in the middle of cycle 2 after mc.
  • I'm so sorry for your loss :(. Fingers crossed you get your Rainbow soon. 
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  • Hah, it will have been about two years by the time we start trying.  I just hate HBC.  It killed my mojo, if you know what I mean.  
  • ZedPM3ZedPM3 member
    Everyone's different, but, I went off at the end of September and we started TTC in February. September was when my script ran out so I figured that was a good amount of time to let my body regulate a bit. Only reason why we didn't start right away was because we were building a house and wanted to wait until we were moved in and less stressed about it.
  • We went off BC in June and got pregnant in may last go round. It took a few months for me to ovulate after going off BC. I don't think you have to wait on most forms of BC to start TTC.
  • 3 months? Really, I don't remember. It was 4 years ago. I know my Rx was up and I just didn't refill it because our "last hurrah" trip was coming up anyways.
  • I'm 27, DH is 32. I got off BC last September when we were first TTC, and got pregnant before I had my first period. Long story short, it was a (very) early on miscarriage, and our Dr. advised we wait 3 months to try again. By December things had shifted (paying off some student loans became priority). Now we're ready to try again. I went off BC last month, but want to make sure when it happens this time around it actually *sticks*. How long did you wait/are waiting?

    There's no proof that bcp causes miscarriage. Miscarriage is very very common (at least 20%) and is usually caused by chromosomal problems. But many doctors do recommend you wait after a miscarriage. After my miscarriage at 8 weeks and a d&c, my doc said the only reason to wait was to make sure I could date a new pregnancy.
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    2009: missed miscarriage #1 at 9 weeks (trisomy 16)
    2010: Infertility
    2011: Diagnosis and treatment (low sperm count, anastrozole for DH, clomid for me + IUI)
    2012: Baby #1
    2014: Baby #2
    October 2015: missed miscarriage #2 at 11 weeks (trisomy 22)
    March 2016 BFP#5, due November 2016.

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  • I had started ttc as soon as I quit taking the pill and was fortunate to get pregnant after one cycle. Like pp said, there isn't a link between time off the pill and having a sticky baby. I just had a miscarriage at almost 8 weeks in March and needed to wait one cycle for dating purposes.
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    We went off in December in order to start for February, but we figured what the hell (plus condoms are a PITA) and started right away.
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  • txjrogtxjrog member
    I stopped the pill in November and we are officially starting to TTC in June! I wanted time to get everything back to normal and chart a few cycles before we started so we could hit the ground running!


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  • I stopped the BCP & started trying that day. It took 13 months.
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  • txjrog said:

    I stopped the pill in November and we are officially starting to TTC in June! I wanted time to get everything back to normal and chart a few cycles before we started so we could hit the ground running!

    I also stopped the pill in November and will begin TTC in June. I have nothing to add, just wanted to say twinsies! Lol
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