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06/08/2013 at 10:23
with a million and one questions! Planning on starting to try in the New Year but want to get a bit more educated in the world of TTC first!
Firstly, how long, if at all, should you wait after coming off contraception before TTC? I've been told by a friend that conceiving straight after coming off contraception can have detrimental effects on the baby. Is this true?
06/08/2013 at 10:56
Hi i love owls,
I am new to MD too. i have heard the reason why to have at least one 'true' period before getting pregnant is they can work out your due date more accurately, it gives you time to be in good health and start taking folic acid. i have never heard it is detrimental on the baby. x
06/08/2013 at 10:57
Oh, okay! That makes sense. There's a lot to learn isn't there!? lol
06/08/2013 at 11:00
Hello to you both and welcome to MD :)
After a quick google I found :
You do not have to wait a certain period of time after stopping the pill in order to have a safe pregnancy. It is safe to get pregnant as soon as you have stopped the pill. However, it may take some time after stopping the pill before ovulation begins. Some women may ovulate within 1-2 weeks after stopping the pill, while in others it could take several months. Ovulation may be delayed or may not happen for a long time if you had started the pill initially because your periods were irregular and you already had problems with ovulation. - See more at: www.babymed.com/how-to-get-pregnant-after-the-birth-control-pill
Hope that helps!
06/08/2013 at 11:03
Hi cupcake, thanks for the welcome:)
Hi iloveowls - yes there is a lot to learn, exciting times!
06/08/2013 at 11:05
Hello & welcome :) x
06/08/2013 at 11:10
You can start trying whenever. The pill won't do you/a baby any harm.
Although sometimes it takes a while for your cycles to settle down after stopping the pill, which can be frustrating. Equally some people's periods return straight away.
06/08/2013 at 11:25
As the others have said, no need to wait! Hope you are lucky soon
06/08/2013 at 11:30
Welcome and good luck!
06/08/2013 at 14:21
Hello and welcome to Mumdrum :)
06/08/2013 at 21:02
hi and welcome to MD . As others said, no need to wait but a lot of women find their first cycle off the pill a bit longer than normal.
06/08/2013 at 21:06
Hi & welcome.
I found that my 1st cycle after coming off the pill was as it was before being on the pill (29 days) but my 2nd cycle was around 48 days & I was totally confused why I was getting negative pregnancy tests when I didn't have my period!
07/08/2013 at 08:59
Hi ILO and welcome to MD x
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