Getting off the Pill

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Registered: 04-12-2012
Getting off the Pill
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:43pm

My husband and I have been together for almost 8 years and recently got married on 11/11/11. Babies have been on my mind non stop for the past 2 or 3 months.So me and my husband were talking the other day and decided that when I go to yearly check up with my obgyn( which is in July) I am going to talk to the doctor about getting off the pill.I am excited and nervous all at the same time. My sister is pregnant with her 5th child already and I fell it is my turn. I am the married one and the older child I need to get a move on.I have seen my sister go through all her preganacy and as you all can tell she has no problem getting pregnant. I am just scared that since i have been on the pill for 12 years I am going to have a problem concieving. I just wanted to write on here so I could talk to people about to start trying to get pregnant or people who already are and how they felt. I just can't shake the feeling that I won't be able to get pregnant and I hate it.

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 2:36pm
Welcome to the group. I think a lot of us have fears about getting pg after being on bc pills for so long. Some women who go off of the pill have no problems and get pg very quickly after stopping their pills and some women it can take longer. I will let you know that I was told by my doctor to wait for 2 months to try after getting off of my bc pills. I'm not completely sure the reasoning but she said it was safer for me to wait and let my cycle come back on it's own first. We used condoms as a back up for a couple months before starting trying.

As for the feeling that it will take a while, try to shake the feeling. If you have no reason to believe that you will have difficulties, try to just see what happens. I know it's easier said than done. If you're over 35, you would probably seek help after 6 months of trying without success, if you're younger than 35 then the golden rule is usually a year of trying before they start testing for any problems (unless you're having other symptoms that are concerning).

Best of luck with your trying and I hope you can get your BFP soon!

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Registered: 04-12-2012
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 2:42pm

Thank you for your response. I just turned 28 this past Saturday so I am still in that 1 year catagory so that's good to know. Now I won't worry if nothing happens. I mean I won't mind waiting until the begining of next year but would be happy if it happens within the first few months.

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 9:12pm
Hopefully that's the case and you'll have your BFP in no time! GL and lots of baby dust!

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