How Long Does it Take

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Registered: 11-07-2008
How Long Does it Take
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Sun, 12-20-2009 - 4:51pm

Hey Everyone,


I was curious... How long does the BCP take to get out of your system once you've stopped taking it? I plan on stopping in early January after I'm done my pack. Is it possible to get pregnant when the pill is still in your system?


Thanks!


L€

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-18-2006
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 10:27am

If you stop at the end of the pack and have the withdrawal bleeding (period), it's possible to get pregnant the first cycle after that. Many doctors advise waiting a cycle or two before trying only because your body might have a wonky cycle or two and you wouldn't really know when you conceived.

A period on the pill isn't a period at all but a withdrawal from the hormones. So until you ovulate you won't have a real period.

So if you stop the pill and aren't quite ready to get pregnant you need to use a back up method.




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