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anyone who got pregnant after stopping BC? Ariyah Solai's Mommy. Due January 10; 1 child; Maryland 9 posts
4th Nov '12

I'm currently on the Nuvaring (stop taking the pill two months ago because I would periodically forget). My husband and I plan to try for a baby starting next year but I'm wondering how long did it take any of you ladies? I was on the depo shot for 4-6 months almost 4 years ago and hated it. Do you think all those different BC can affect how long I may or may not get pregnant next year?

Sophia's Mommy♥ 1 child; Hollywood, Florida 10166 posts
4th Nov '12

The depo shot can cause infertility so it depends on your body I guess. Good luck :)

Mommy0928 Due January 11 (girl); 3 kids; Michigan 168 posts
4th Nov '12

it took me almost 2 years to get pregnant every time I got off birth control... but some women miss a shot or a pill & end up pregnant so everyone is different...

Ariyah Solai's Mommy. Due January 10; 1 child; Maryland 9 posts
4th Nov '12

e ven if I only got 2 depo shots almost three to four years ago?

Mommy0928 Due January 11 (girl); 3 kids; Michigan 168 posts
4th Nov '12

btw i was on depo...

Mommy0928 Due January 11 (girl); 3 kids; Michigan 168 posts
4th Nov '12

Ive heard really bad things about depo & women not being able to get pregnant after but I dont know if it matters how long you were on it... Id assume the less time the better... I wish my doctor would have told me that it could cause infertility but he didnt... thankfully with me it only caused irregular ovulation... so it took time but i was able to get pregnant...

meℓissa+1♥ 1 child; ., CA, United States 17373 posts
status 4th Nov '12
Quoting Ariyah Solai's Mommy.:" I'm currently on the Nuvaring (stop taking the pill two months ago because I would periodically forget). ... [snip!] ... 4 years ago and hated it. Do you think all those different BC can affect how long I may or may not get pregnant next year?"


I was on BC for 4 years. Stopped taking BC in Sept and got pregnant with my son in October.
It happened so quick for us.

Loretta West [+1] Due March 25; TTC since May 2013; 1 child; Auckland, New Zealand 5742 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Ariyah Solai's Mommy.:" I'm currently on the Nuvaring (stop taking the pill two months ago because I would periodically forget). ... [snip!] ... 4 years ago and hated it. Do you think all those different BC can affect how long I may or may not get pregnant next year?"


I was on depo for six years, had maybe three periods over that six years, went off it in may last year, took maybe five months for period to come back and conceived in January. Doc said it'd take about two years for my fertility to come back, but I guess I was one of the lucky ones.. You aren't supposed to be on depo for over two years at a time but no one bothered to tell me that lol

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
4th Nov '12

I had Implanon until April or May 2012, and I was on the pill until September. I am no help because I am still not pregnant and it is November and now my period is screwing up and is a week late.

Khaylee's Mamma (: Due March 18 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Bakersfield, California 1897 posts
4th Nov '12

I was on the depo shot for 7 years and.was.pregnant 2 months later. Ive heard it causes infertility, but ive been pregnant 3 times already. But everyones different.

CandieR27 17 kids; Spokane, Washington 67 posts
4th Nov '12

My personal story - In high school, I only used condoms with my now DH. (We were HS sweethearts) When I graduated and became 18, I decided I wanted to look into another form of BC, so we could prevent pregnancy better. I decided to do Depo. When I did, I had a horrible reaction to it. I had my period for 1 1/2 months (no joke, I was almost hospitalized) so I decided that was a horrible idea. I did NOT get my next shot, instead I asked to be switched to the pill. I took the pill for a year, and decided to switch back to condoms because I was missing pills here and there. I didn't have my period for a whole year and was so confused. I thought so many times that I was pregnant. I told the doctor, and she told me the only way to fix it was to go back on BC pills. So, I stupidly believed her. I kept on BC pills until my wedding. I stopped them after my DH and I got married. 5 months after, I ended up pregnant that ended in a m/c @ 12 weeks and D&C. After that, I got back on BC pills for another 4 months, until I read that BC pills and Depo is a primary issue with fertility. I decided to get off BC pills, and see if I could end up pregnant again (I was wanting to be pregnant again after my m/c). After I got off BC pills, I didn't have my period again like what happened last time for 2 years. I was depressed and thought I was barren. I started looking up information on what can "improve" fertility, and I finally stumbled across Fertilaid. I took it for a month, and ended up getting my period. I was so excited but couldn't afford the $25/mo for it at the time. After that, I had a lot more of stuff happening in my life, so we put off TTC, and I ended up not having my period for another 6 months. I wanted to TTC again, and I found out that Vitex Agnus Castus, or Chastetree Berry, is one of the main herbs that are used in herbal fertility treatments, so I decided to get JUST that. It doesn't work for everyone, but I figured I'd give it a shot. I used it for about a month, and it brought back my period again. I stopped taking it for another 2 months, and my period didn't come back. I went back on it again for 4 months straight, but stopped TTC and decided to work on my weight with a low carb diet, a multivitamin, vitex, and a few other minor things, and ended up pregnant! I am now 33 weeks pregnant. I believe about 90% of the reason I am pregnant now is because of Vitex. I would recommend it completely for anyone to at least try.

*frisky2times* Due August 27 (girl); 2 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 2399 posts
4th Nov '12

I was on nuva ring for almost 4 years, we weren't trying to get pregnant but without trying and just unprotected it took under a year to get pregnant

Ariyah Solai's Mommy. Due January 10; 1 child; Maryland 9 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting CandieR27:" My personal story - In high school, I only used condoms with my now DH. (We were HS sweethearts) When ... [snip!] ... about 90% of the reason I am pregnant now is because of Vitex. I would recommend it completely for anyone to at least try."


Thx a lot for the detail! & Congrats!

Baby Love. 3 kids; Washington 3120 posts
4th Nov '12

I got pregnant on the pill with my first princess, and on the first cycle of TTC right off the nuvaring with my second.

J+C+B=3 19 kids; Godfrey, Illinois 391 posts
4th Nov '12

With my second it took is six months after coming off bc to get pregnant with this one it took us two months after coming off bc.