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14/05/2015 at 20:12
I have PCOS and want to TTC#2. I'm at a normal weight and have been on birth control for 5 years (since having my last baby). I'm in the middle of a BC pack now, should I continue to the pack and then TTC#2 or can I stop the pack mid way? I think its better to finish the pack but my husband wants me to stop taking the pill now!
14/05/2015 at 20:23
Id finish the pack first, I don't think its good to stop halfway if you are ttc as it can mess with your cycle and would probably take longer to regulate after being on the pill for so long. X
15/05/2015 at 12:17
I've come off mid way through,but only because for the last few months I'd had some spotting etc anyway so thought my body might appreciate stopping. I only took 4 of the new pack,had a minor withdrawal bleed a few days later and am now on CD15 so hoping to have a normal af (or bfp) in a few weeks. It's always more sensible to stop at the end of a pack though.
11/10/2017 at 08:07
Hi @ Ashley1452Given that you have resorted to starting TTC, I don’t see the reason why you should continue taking the pack even if you were a half way done. These are not drugs that treat diseases, but they are just hormones whose job is to confuse the body so that you don’t become pregnant. However, you need to be aware of the fact that bodies are different and therefore it is not easy for anyone to know how long it gonna take them before they conceive. It does not matter whether you are using birth control pills or not. It means that your system may need time to clear itself from the hormones before it is ready to conceive. What all should know about stopping to take contraceptives is that it helps ovulation to return almost immediately. Some people have gotten pregnant the very month they go off the pills. Some get pregnant after two cycles while others must have at least three cycles before they conceive. What this means is that you really don’t have to continue taking the pills. If you have decided that you want a baby, stop taking the pills and focus on TTC.
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