1.) If my last pill is taken Nov. 16, how long do you think it would be before I concieve? I've never been pregnant, will be 28 by then, and have been on the pill since I was 16 (my body is probably itchin to ovulate!).
2.) Did any of you who weren't already at your ideal weight try to lose weight before you ttc? Or did you just set out to gain less with the baby?
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But waiting will also protect you from any early surprises.
Honestly, I would assume that if you stop taking the pill November 16, you should be prepared to get pregnant as soon as you first ovulate. If that is too soon for you, use a back up method or wait another month or two before you stop taking it.
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As for the weight thing...I have been overweight since puberty so getting to an ideal weight wasn't realistic. I didn't gain weight in my pregnancies. I wasn't sick but I still lost weight technically. My eating didn't increase because I wasn't really any hungrier. I guess everybody is different.
I would recommend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I can say for sure that I would not have gotten pregnant by random chance. My cycles were pretty regualar from the beginning but my Luetal Phase (time between ovulation and period) was very short.
I think the long and short of it is you just can't control when you'll conceive if you're actively trying. If you really need a specific due date I would suggest waiting until your 9 months out from that date.
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A coworker of mine went off the pill and got pregnant her first month trying.
I went off the patch about this time last year and am currently starting my 12th cycle TTC.
Basically you never know.
With the weight, by the time I got pregnant I had lost my baby weight from the previous baby. I did it with pilates and walking/jogging...goodluck in ttc! Come join us in the ttc forum (when u r ready to start) ! We are ttc #4 right now...
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Um, so I guess the answer is it's different for everyone. I second the advice of stopping BC now/soon and start charting to know 'for sure' when/if you ovulate. I think every female should be required to read TCOYF whether they plan to chart or not! It has a ton of great info.
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Originally Posted by Queen of Cups
You're actually more likely to get pregnant the first month off the pill than if you wait a few months, often women will release several eggs that first month.