I was wondering if it's ok to TTC immediately after coming off the pill or should you wait a while using other protection in order to give your body a chance to get back to normal? Would there be any pill chemicals floating around in your system?
This is a brilliant forum and it's fantastic that everyone is so friendly and willing to share their knowledge and experience. As you can see I'm completely clueless, so I'm afraid that I don't have too much knowledge to share just yet but would really appreciate any advice!
It's perfectly ok to try immediately off the pill and recent research shows you're actually very fertile coming straight off it. However, it can take some a long time to return to normal cycles etc. but there's nothing dangerous about starting straight away. Just remember ur folic acid!
Indeed, I can testify that you are most fertile immediately after coming off it. It's fine to ttc straight away but letting yourself have a 'normal' cycle for a couple of months can help you with your dates. No evidence has been found of any problems with residue pill hormones in your system...at least, I hope not... :shock:
Am stopping my pill next week and will be trying straight away. I have read you are most fertile after coming off pill so fingers crossed. Some books say to wait for a natural period to estimate due date... but i dont have the patience for that. Just wondering when would you expect to ovulate after coming off pill... I know everyone is different but the average. I think its 14-16 days from the first day of your bleed but not sure.
It's difficult to say Sally - it can take some women a while to actually ovulate again. Without charting or using opks, ur best bet is to do the deed at least 3 times to week to cover yourself.
mrs sarah c
Don't get your hopes up too soon after coming off ,pill it can take 6 months to go back to normal so don't stress yourself if it takes a while
chemically I don't think there is a problem but some people do wait to get themselves back into a regular cycle - we tried straight away and got 2 af's before becoming pregnant.
We started trying right off the Pill, this is our 2nd cycle trying so we weren't successful our first month but 2 close friends got pregnant their first try off the pill. I am just hoping my cycles aren't that wacko for long b/c of the Pill.
I'm off the pill two months on Wednesday and still no period. I'm not pregnant- I'm sure of that having spent a fortune on tests!
At this stage I would be happy with a regular cycle, at least then we could be sure of getting the timing right!