The Pill

9 Replies
dona - June 22

How long does it take for the pill to be totaly out your body been trying for nine months after being on pill foe nearly 8 years.


CaliTrish - June 22

Hi Dona, pretty sure the pill is out of system by your next cycle. However, my doc advised waiting 3 months before ttc. Something about giving the lining of your uterus time to strengthen up for better implantation and reduce the risk of early miscarriage. During this time you should also start taking at least 400 mcg of folic acid if you aren't already. We conceived after 6 months, and I was on the pill for over 15 years. My doc advised having s_x every other day for a week starting on Day 10. Worked for us. Good luck and lots of baby dust to you.


falafal0 - June 22

I fell pregnant once while on the pill, once after only one perio after stopping and then again without even having a period, probably two weeks afterwards. So for me, after being on the pill fr nearly 6 years before falling pregnant the first time, it was too easy - it simply takes some women longer, that's all. I agree wtih CarliTrish though, I think it is out of your system fairly quickly...good luck and have fun trying!


NURSEJ - June 25

i was on the pill for almost 7 sevens years. the 1 st time i got preg about 3 months after, then i m/c. again 1 month after m/c got pregnant again, i m/c that one too. now it is 1 year and 2 months later and i am pregnant again the dr. found out i have low progesterone so now i am on supplements. i am 10 weeks along this time.


Jennifer28 - June 27

Hi Dona! I have never heard what CaliTrish said her dr. told her - to advise waiting 3 months b4 ttc after stopping b/c - but it makes perfect sense to me! I went off the pill in Oct. '05 and fell pg right away. I found out in Dec. I m/c at 8 w 5 d. I always thought it had to have something to do w/ me being on the pill for most of my adult life! So - thanks, Cali... you answered a huge question I have had since my m/c. Anyway - I conceived again in March and I am currently 17 w 2 d pg and all seems to be going really well! The pill should be safely out of your system. If you take Cali's advice, you should become pg no problem - although I would say to continue to bd every other day even after a week - only b/c I ovulated 9 days late the month I fell pg for the second time. :) Good luck to you and lots and lots of sticky baby dust!!


JESS1980 - June 27

I got pregnant while taking the pill.


srigles - June 27

Hi dona, I was on the pill for 11 years and it took us 15 months to get pregnant. My doctor told me it could happen the month after I stopped taking it to a year or more. Good luck!


Deb - June 27

I went off it for six months before trying. Then it took us 6 months of trying before I got pregnant. I think it just depends on the person. Also, people who have never taken the pill can take months and months to get pregnant. Just hang in is frustrating but it will happen in due time. Good luck to you!


BethS - June 27

I was on the pill for 6 years and it took my body a year and a half to get back on a regular schedule but the second month after it went back to normal I got preggo right away and have a little boy almost a year old now


RMC - June 28

I got pregnant the first month I was off of the pill, and I had been taking it for 6 years, since my youngest was born.



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