Does the pill stay in your system?

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by ZoeM, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. ZoeM

    ZoeM Well-Known Member

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    Hi :) :)

    I have a question about conceiving and the pill. I would like to start trying for a baby in August and I'd just like to try and find out whether being on the pill has delayed anyone getting pregnant? A nurse at the family planning clinic the other day told me that it was nonsense that the pill can delay you from getting pregnant for a while when you come off it. I had read it somewhere though?
    I went there with the intention of having the cap fitted so I could stop the pill but I was talked out of it!! I am 31 and have been on the pill since I was about 19.

    What does anyone think?
     
  2. nikki1306

    nikki1306 Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I have been on the pill for ten years and each time I have stopped taking it to try for a baby I have managed to conceive within 3 months of trying and this is my third pregnancy so I wouldn't worry :D :D
     
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    In the first few months after stoppping the pill you are actually more fertile apparently. Good luck TTC! x
     
  4. *saulino*

    *saulino* Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I got pregnant while onthe pill.
    But my doc had told me that you can get preg right after not taking it, and they say if you miss even one pill to use other protection for that month. good luck!!!
    Katrina
     
  5. BubbleOne

    BubbleOne Well-Known Member

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    I came off the combined pill in Feburary 2005 and had a BFP on the 22nd March 2005!!

    Like Sami said, you can get a huge surge of hormones when you stop taking it so you could be more fertile.
    At the same time my Doctor at the time told me to expect to have to wait a month for every year you have been on the pill to concieve. I think that applies more if you are going to come off the pill and have the 3 normal periods they reccomend before you start TTC.

    Good Luck :lol:
     
  6. Amanda

    Amanda Well-Known Member

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    I conceived my daughter whilst on the pill and using a condom!! :shock:

    Little bugger was determined!!!!
     
  7. nicki

    nicki Well-Known Member

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    Hiya,

    If you stop taking any contraception you can get pregnant, the only thing with the pill is, some womens bodies take a little time to 'get back to normal' and get itself back into a regular pattern (periods) so some women may find it harder to conceive straight away especially if they are only having sex around the time they think they are ovulating. If you're having sex regularly you've still got the same chances, if you know what i mean.

    Good luck trying.
     
  8. x_Nikky_x

    x_Nikky_x Well-Known Member

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    i was on the pill for 3 yrs thn had 2 come off coz of cramps and i didnt have it for 2 yrs and never used nething else and it took 2 yrs 2 get out of my system :shock:
     
  9. skatty

    skatty Well-Known Member

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    When I came off the pill I didn't have a period for 6 months but my friend came off and never had a period because she became pregnant!! It probably varies from woman to woman but if you are worried come off earlier and use other contraceptives until you are ready to ttc.

    Good luck!
     
  10. Jaidy

    Jaidy Well-Known Member

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    Hi huns, :D

    I came of the pill in Jan and have been trying for two months.

    Still no success, but it definately varies from woman to woman. I am having periods and they started again straight away, but my cycles are quite long, about 33 days when before I went on it they were about 28 days. Thats no big prob, just have to wait longer to POAS!! :wall:

    Like Skatty says, if your worried come off the pill a few months before August and use a condom for a couple months. That way you can see what your cycles are like when stopping, getting you prepared for knowing when your fertile times will be when you try.

    Good luck to you, im hoping for me it will be 3rd time lucky this month!!

    xxxxx
     

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