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Coming off the pill

 

Taking the pill won’t harm your ability to conceive, but it may take a little while for your fertility to return to normal after you stop taking the pill.

When will I be fertile again?

Once you come off the pill, your periods could start anything from a couple of weeks to a few months later. It may take a while for them to become regular again. You will ovulate roughly two weeks before your first period.

You’ll probably get some light bleeding a few days after you stop taking the pill but this isn’t a proper period. It’s just the normal ‘withdrawal bleeding’ you get if you leave a gap between packets of pills each month.

How should I stop taking the pill?

If you are taking the combined pill it’s best to wait until the end of your current packet. That way you will get a withdrawal bleed as usual and your next bleed will be a proper period. If you stop in the middle of a packet, you may have some irregular bleeding for a while. If you are taking the mini (progesterone only) pill, you can stop whenever you like.

How long does it take to get pregnant?

Although some women get pregnant almost as soon as they come off the pill, most doctors recommend you have at least one proper period before you start trying for a baby. This is mainly because it allows them to calculate an accurate due date. Don’t forget to start taking folic acid as soon as you stop taking the pill. You may want to think about stopping smoking and cutting down on alcohol, too.

Don’t worry if you get pregnant soon after coming off the pill or mini pill it won’t harm your baby in any way.

Can the pill affect my fertility?

No – although it may take a month or two for you to start ovulating and having periods again, there’s no evidence that the pill will have any lasting effects on your fertility.

Comments

advice on how to get pregnant

My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We have been trying to have intercourse, year after year. I thought I was a loser, a weakling. I couldn't believe I couldn't handle pain. I always thought "how come everyone can do it but me? What is wrong with me?" I felt I was the only one in this world that had this problem. One day my husband came home and showed me this website he had printed out. It was about vaginismus and pages and pages of women sharing their stories and testimony on how a spell caster help them make babies, MY STORIES!!!! I started crying like a little baby. I couldn't believe I wasn't the only one in this world. I was not a wimp, I really had a problem. To make my very long story short, I i decided to contact this spell caster Dr Odia on his email (pregnancysolutionhome@gmail.com) or skype with him on his ID. kelly.white725, after interaction with him he instructed me on what to do, after then i had sex with the man I love most in this world, within the next one months i went for a check up and my doctor confirmed that i am 2weeks pregnant and so happy!!!!! and My husband was the one that found the site, who I will always be thankful to, not for finding it but for believing in me and not leaving me. And thank YOU Dr odia for saving my marriage. Thank you so much. To all those women out there, contact this great spell caster on this email (pregnancysolutionhome@gmail.com) skype ID: kelly.white725, he can solve your problem and be patient and also believe in yourself. It will happen to you, just like it happened to me

How i got pregnant

My husband and I have been married for 11 years. We have been trying to have intercourse, year after year. I thought I was a loser, a weakling. I couldn't believe I couldn't handle pain. I always thought "how come everyone can do it but me? What is wrong with me?" I felt I was the only one in this world that had this problem. One day my husband came home and showed me this website he had printed out. It was about vaginismus and pages and pages of women sharing their stories and testimony on how a spell caster help them make babies, MY STORIES!!!! I started crying like a little baby. I couldn't believe I wasn't the only one in this world. I was not a wimp, I really had a problem. To make my very long story short, I i decided to contact this spell caster Dr Odia on his email (pregnancysolutionhome@gmail.com) or skype with him on his ID. kelly.white725, after interaction with him he instructed me on what to do, after then i had sex with the man I love most in this world, within the next one months i went for a check up and my doctor confirmed that i am 2weeks pregnant and so happy!!!!! and My husband was the one that found the site, who I will always be thankful to, not for finding it but for believing in me and not leaving me. And thank YOU Dr odia for saving my marriage. Thank you so much. To all those women out there, contact this great spell caster on this email (pregnancysolutionhome@gmail.com) skype ID: kelly.white725, he can solve your problem and be patient and also believe in yourself. It will happen to you, just like it happened to me

pregnacy test

does anyone have any idea when its best if you think you are pregnant after coming off the pill to test as i aint really sure when i am due on i bleed for a week after i stopped the pill but still havent had another bleed any advice

depo

Hi, I have recently been married, my husband and I have children from previous relationships, but we would like a child of our own, I was on depo injection for just over a year, I come off it this week. I was just wondering, how long will it take before I fall pregnant?

cerazette

ive bn off this pill abt nearly 2mths yet 2w ago i bled on / off for nearly a wk after that had no more bleeding bt of a morning when i get up keep feeling sick had strange feelings in tum did test ws negative im proper broody and me and my partner long to have a baby xx

I take the micro 30 pill and

I take the micro 30 pill and 6-7 weeks ago I was put on antibiotics for a week. Both my GP and a number of websites said this would not affect my pill. So becomes me and my partner have discussed trying soon we decided it would be ok not to use other protection. I had my week off the pill starting last Monday and I had a shorter but normal flow bleed thurs- sat morning. For the last month I have been unbelievable tired, emotional and moody. It's been so bad I feel like I am cracking up. There is nothin upsetting me at he moment so my constant crying and 'hormonal' outburst are unusual. I've also been going to he toilet more and had very tenders boobs last month and bad back ache for the last week. Could I be expecting? I've not done a test because I've convinced myself I am just been paranoid. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

depo

hey all just need some advice.............

i had my daughter back in 2007 in april, in june 2007 i went on depo pill injection and came off it back last feb 2012 so just under 5 yrs i was on it? i came off it to have a break but i went back on it in september 2012 and still on it but having problems on it this time round than i was on it for the 5 yrs so i was thinking off coming off it for good? but my question is how long will it take for me to catch pregnant, i do not want to catch but if i been on it a long time i was thinking it might take a long time to catch anyway x

u need to stop streeing ur selfs out

hi very one it can be a long waiting game took me 6 months after 15 years of different pills to get pregnant make sure u take f/a and try pregnacy vitimins that what i did i thort i would never get pregnant after 3 months and still nothing plus having peolpe go on at u are u pregnant yet gets u stressed and it wont help u get pregnant just for one weekend dont treat sex as for making baby go out with ur partner have a laugth and fun sex put making babys to back of ur mind it relly help the more u get in to we need to make a baby the more stressed u get so chill out ladys have fun xx

Trying for a baby, still nothing

Hi,
I came off the pill seven months ago and use ovulation stripes, but i'm still not pregnant, any tips you could give me??

need some help !!!

I am only 18 but been having a big fear for most of my life about not being able to concieve ! Me and my boyfriend have been together for nearly 3 years now, and I've been off the pill for a few months now and have been trying to get pregnant for what it feels like forever ! Need some advice anyone anything to take or do to help ??? HELP

to cockerpops

i was on all the different pill and inplants for 15 years when came of inplant which is like mini pill it took 9 months for me to come back on then went back on pill untill i meet my partner it took us 6 months after coming off the pill to get pregnant and the month we did get pregnant was when we didnt miss a day of sex hope it puts your mind at rest plus i was 30 wwhen got pregnant x

coming off Cerazzette

I everyone! I have been on some sort of contraception continuously for 8 years, most recently Cerrazzette. I have just gotten married last month and my husband and I have decided to try for our first baby. I stopped taking the pill on the day we married 8/09/12 and I haven't had a period or any sign of one yet. Have any of you guys come off the mini pill and what sort of changes have you went through and if you are pregnant how long did it take?
I must say that while I was on the pill I felt really depressed and my mood has completely lifted so I am thinking the pill caused it.
Any way any help or advice would be very welcome as trying to get pregnant is a completely new experience for me!

Been on pill for 12 years, TTC, wonder how long?

I'm 32 years old (and so is my husband). I've been on the contraceptive pill for approx. 12 years, with not many breaks. We want start a family now after almost 2 years being married. I've come off the pill this year mid-April, and we've been actively ttc ever since. I've had 3 periods since but very light bleeding. It's such a hard waiting game and I get anxious every time I'm due on my period. Am I being too impatient? When should I talk with my doctor about doing tests to see if we are both OK to conceive?

coming off the pill

i have recently found out i am 6 weeks pregnant,although i wanted to be pregnant it was still a surprise as i have only been off my pill 2 months!it didnt take long at all,i guess i just got lucky as it took 5 months to concieve with my 2 year old.

TTC

Been off microgynon 30 since last nov.Havent been able to conceive.Got married last month.Hope now the stress of the wedding is over it doesn't take long.

stopping the pill

I was on the rod for three years, i had this out in March then went on the pill. I was on the pill through april, may & june. I stopped taking the pill on 26th of june, after taking three tablet of that packet. This is due to me and partner wanting another baby. I came on my period on the 29th of june and came off on the 4th of july. I always come on the 25th day and im still not on and its the 29th day today. Is there any chance i can be pregnant?? Please help..

i stopped taking the mini pill,cerazette last friday

as me n my fiance haive decided to start trying for a baby and also because the pill was making me feel even more depressed than what i usually am,but since i stopped taking cereazette,i'm feeling alot better. i was wondering if anyone else has taken cerazette and has stopped taking cerazette to try for a baby can give me any advice on how long it can take to become pregnant after coming off the pill please?

Coming off the pill

I recently got married at the end of last year and my husband and i decided it was time to try for a family. I stopped taking my pill at the beginning of December after nearley 14 years. My periods didn't come back until January, i had one immediatley and then nothing for months. I was worried something was not right and went to the doctors they took a blood sample and did a pregnancy test which came back negative but they informed me that there were not any problems physically this was in February. We continued to try and after a month i had not had a period so figured i had not got back to normal. I waited until 2 months were up because this was the time between my last and the previous period still nothing. My next period started at the end of march which was about time it had been nearly 3 months since my last and only one after stopping my pill. After this another 2 months lapsed and nothing so i just assumed that it would take as long as my last but my husband insisted i took a test and what do you know i was pregnant 9 weeks and i didn't even know. So since stopping my pill i have only had 2 periods and now im 12 weeks pregnant. Still sinking in can't believe it. Anyone trying dont lose faith my doctor told me it could easily be 12 months before my periods returned to normal after taking the pill for so long. Dont give up ( holding your legs in the air after sex can be quite good aswell its a great laugh for you both if nothing else) :)

is it to soon to get pregnant

i have a 4 month old baby and me and my partner are planning on having another baby would like to no if its to soon as i had a c section with my first baby

coming off mini pill

im 36 i have four children ,my youngest is 17 months,but me and my husband want one more. i came off the mini pill femulen 5 weeks ago,stil no period,but get period pains when period is due, and in the first 3 weeks after coming off it i was getting period pains every few days,am i still ovulateing,and is there any way to start periods quicker,i saw my docter and she said i can still get pregnant without having a period, any advise

hi i was just wondering if

hi i was just wondering if someone could help me or give me some advice.i recently started taking the pill but i stopped 6 days before my first packet was due to end i had sexual intercorse on the 7th i havent had a period for 2 weeks now,me and my partner didnt use protection but he pulled out he still got me a little could i be pregnant?

implant in your arm one

im trying for a baby at the moment i had it taking out because it was making me ill does any know how long it stays in your body for?

taking forever!!!

feels like a life time waiting to find out im pregnant !! been off pill 3 nearly 4 months now, body back to normal within first month which was great. had spotting few days after stopping then a normal period 2 weeks after, been pretty regular. What else can i do??? bit concerned i will never get pregnant!!!

i had been on the comb pill

i had been on the comb pill for 6 years, i went to the doctor to get advice on how to get pregnant, i was told to come of the pill and i was told it will take a few months for my natural period to come back and can take up to a year to fall pregnant. I came off the pill and waited 4 months, but no sign of any period, i went back to the doctor as i was scared that i was on the pill so long i messed up my body, he told me to take a pregnancy test! i was 4 months pregnant!!! i couldnt believe it!! i had no symptoms! i never put any weight on until i was 6 1/2 months!

Yasmin pill

I have been on yasmin for about 5-6 years now, i am nearly 27, and i think im ready to now be a mother, my pill is for 21 days and i will be finishing on the 22nd March, then i will have my week of period, as i have been on this pill for so long, what are my chances of becoming pregnant, if my boyfriend and i were to try almost immediantly?

coming off cerazette

hi would like to know more on this pill as so far everything i have read about this pill is not good we are trying for are second child as are little girl is now nearly 5 and i just don't want it to take as long as it did to get her that was a long 18 months wait after coming off the depo so if anyone can help thanks

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try again and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try again and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try again and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try again and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try again and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try again and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try again and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try aigain and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

coming off the pill

Hi ladies, I'm 18 and got an 18 month old son, I came off the pill 2 weeks ago to try aigain and I was on micrognon 30 dose anyone know how long it could take for me to get pregnant as very excited and impaitent, plus, me n my boyfriend startd trying last saturday so a week ago buh ever since bin feeling abit of pelvic pain and bloated but tests are negative, I'm confused as I've read stories about coming off the pill can make you ill but I'm feel fine just this pelvic pain well its like an ache a very slight period pain is there anything that can speed fertility up? Thanks laura x

stoppin the pill

been on the ovarenette pill 4 2 months and want 2 try 4 a baby how long willit take 2 get out my system? i h8 waitin lol xx

coming off the depo

I was due a pill injection on the 24th of december and I have bin tryin with my partner but still haven't had a period I was only on the injection for 3 weeks because I miss caried and now I think I'm ready but nothin seems 2 be happening I really want a baby I'm so broody I just wish it wood happen soon :)

Just off the pill

I have just come off of Brevinor, excited and nervous at the same time about what may happen in the future. Great to see so much information on this site.

pill

ive been takin the pill sicne i had my little boy he is 16 weeks old now and when it came to my 7 day brake christmas week i had a bleed and havent took the pill since i am now bleeding agen and it is really painfull and body no wat to suggest

to lilmissbecki

i have had the depo and i only had it once after having my eldest daughter and it took me about a year to fall pregnant with my youngest, i have also been about 8 months late with having another depo and i had no periods or anything so i dont think there is anything to worry about, it just seems to take along time for everything to get back to normal. hope this helps

Coming off Depo

I was due another depo injection at end of april this year but decided against it, i havent had a period or any bleeding at all since and im worried this isnt normal. I was on the injection about a year before coming off it. Any advice would be helpfull thanks. Becki

The pill!

My gf and I have decided we would like to start a family. She was on the pill and came off it with a couple of days of her cycle. She bled for 5days then stop for 3 and has started to bleed again. Does anyone know if this is normal? We are slightly worried

cerazette

i am stopping my pill as my hubbie and me r planning baby number 5 madness yes i know i have also been told that once you stop taking it a few days later it is out of your system it depends on the woman and how fertile you are really but i have also read alot of horror stories about cerazette as we r planning another baby and its not good you get pregnancy syptoms for a long time by the look of it when your not pregnant

has anybody else been on the

has anybody else been on the pill called micronor? if so, what are peoples views on getting pregnant after stopping this pill. im trying for a baby just dont know how long it will take. all advice is appreciated

why i cant get pregnant

im trying to get pregnant but i cant cause i think its my partner or me? what do u think

pill

i had 2 shots of the depo and was due my next shot on the 14th of june but i went on the cerazette pill on the 8th of june i took 7 weeks 5 days worth of the pill and then stopped on the 1st aug as my and my other half are TTC 7weeks 3 days later (22nd sept) i had a heavy period lasting for 7 days and then the 9th of oct i had spotting for 2 hrs one day and 4 hrs the next and then i have had nothing since then im now 2 weeks late i have swallen sore itchy boobs my nipples have got bigger and my ariola has gone darker i did loose more discharge but has bated down loads still constant urinating ect... i,ve done 3 pregnancy tests but all negative :( help please im not worried or anything just worried whats happening and wondering if anyone else has had this type of thing :) x

Coming off depo

I was on depo for about 6months but i didnt go back in april for my renewal injection, 2months later i had spotting for about a week then stopped completley, then since july i was bleeding every other day for about a month then in september just before i went spain the dr gave me tablets to stop the bleeding which it didnt, the 14th of september i had a 5day period which i thought i was back to normal again 2weeks later i came on again for 2days then nothing untill 29th of october, i have recently had a smear which i got my results back which said there has been "borderline changes" would these changes be from the depo? scraed incase it affects me conceiving :-( has anyone expierenced this on depo?

Getting Pregnant

traceym19 - you could take a test to see if you are pregnant? I have bought cheap ones so as not to waste money, but I have heard that sometimes people don't have a period for a while after stopping the pill, everyone is different but you could go to the doctors if you are worried? It is so disappointing if you are trying to get pregnant, but look online at the 'average' time it takes, and check you are giving yourself the best possible chance too, maybe get an ovulation kit. Fingers crossed.

i stopped taking my pill at

i stopped taking my pill at the end of the packet this was 5 weeks ago n havent had any sort of bleed nothing at all, could i be pregnant?

Coming Off Cerazette..

I have all the symptoms every month that I am pregnant since I came off this pill in February, but every month I am disappointed. Anyone else had this problem?

Any advice would be helpful.

Karen

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