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DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

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beautyq115
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DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Just wondering...Not TTC just yet but this has been a concern of mine. I would go off them for BCP reasons but I really need them to regulate AF...because it was really BAD before going on BCP. I have been on them for about 5 years.

Posted 4/7/07 11:31 PM
 
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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

It took 6 months for my cycle to regulate. If I knew it was going to take so long, I would have stopped taking it sooner. I was on it for about 3.5 years.

Posted 4/7/07 11:38 PM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Kathleen.. I dont think there is any way to really know how your body is going to react once you go off of them. My BF got her period like clockwork right after she stopped and got pregnant the next month, others I know it took a few months for them to get back on schedule and then you have me.. I stopped getting my period at all. Granted, I have another problem, but if I didnt stop the pill, I wouldnt have known about it.

Posted 4/8/07 12:21 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I am so worried about these pills

Posted 4/8/07 12:51 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I was on them for 10+ years, and my cycle was normal after one month. I hope the same is for you!!! Good luck!

Posted 4/8/07 7:55 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I was on the pill for 6 or 7 years and I went off it and two weeks later I was pregnant.

Posted 4/8/07 8:20 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

i was on the pill after the shot for a couple of years and after both methods i went back to my regular cycle immediately, but i know many who this was not the case

Posted 4/8/07 10:21 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Not at all!

I was on the pill for something like 13 years and we got pregnant right away.

My cycle was also regular right away.

Message edited 4/8/2007 11:45:31 AM.

Posted 4/8/07 10:57 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I was on the pill for over 15 years and it took my body one month to regulate to a normal cycle. My doctor said that the length of time a woman is on the pill, has no effect on her ABILITY to conceieve. It does, however, take some people longer to REGULATE. There is a big difference. If after so many years of the pill being in existence, if oral contraception left couples without children, the pill would have been off the market ages ago.

I would venture to say that there are MANY other contributing factors that could keep a woman from getting pregnant such as: age, diet, physiology, medicines, weight (being overweight OR underweight), caffeine intake, environmental factors, illness - the list can go on and on.

Yes, I have been trying for 9 months after birth control, but my reasons for not being able to conceive thus far have absolutely nothing to do with being on the pill for so long. My cycle is like clockwork.

Posted 4/8/07 10:59 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I was on the pill for almost 7 years and my periods have been pretty regular since going off them.

Posted 4/8/07 11:35 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I was on the pill for over 5 years..when I went off them last year, I got my period 31 days later and have been like clockwork ever since.

Posted 4/8/07 12:09 PM
 

beautyq115
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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Thanks LadiesChat Icon

Posted 4/8/07 1:30 PM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Kathleen, everyone is different, but I was on BC for 10 years & my cycle regulated after the first month & we got prego the 2nd month trying.

Posted 4/8/07 7:06 PM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

i was on the pill on and off for over 10 years and i got pg in about 5 months. i got af about a week after i stopped taking bcp.

Posted 4/8/07 7:27 PM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I have heard that it could be harder but I was on them for 6-7 years and I got PG on my 2nd month trying. I did let my body regulate for 3 months before TTCing though first.

Posted 4/9/07 7:55 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I was on the pill for 10 years and got pregnant the first month I was off of them.

Posted 4/9/07 9:20 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Not at all for us...I was on BCP for about 10 years and we conceived one month after I stopped....

Posted 4/9/07 9:57 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I took it for 10 years. Got a regualr cycle back first month and then concevied immediately.

Posted 4/9/07 10:08 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Posted by beautyq115

I am so worried about these pills



I went off them as soon as we got married because it made me nervous...

ETA: I have always been regular..

Message edited 4/9/2007 10:34:49 AM.

Posted 4/9/07 10:33 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

My sister's doctor told her that it was better that she was on the BCP for so long b/c her system was so regulated. When she came off the first time it literatlly took her a month to get prego. The second time she did it took even less time.

My sister was happy...My BIL not so much! He would have prefered a little more "trying"! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/9/07 1:09 PM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

i was on the pill for 9 years and got pregnant the first month off the pill. now a year after having DS i still don't have a regular cycle Chat Icon

Posted 4/11/07 4:25 PM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Not really concerned that it will affect the ability to conceive, but more annoyed that my cycle is irregular since I have been off it.

Posted 4/11/07 7:13 PM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

Posted by Jen2999

Kathleen.. I dont think there is any way to really know how your body is going to react once you go off of them. My BF got her period like clockwork right after she stopped and got pregnant the next month, others I know it took a few months for them to get back on schedule and then you have me.. I stopped getting my period at all. Granted, I have another problem, but if I didnt stop the pill, I wouldnt have known about it.



I agree...my aunt used/uses Norplant [sp?] and both times, after years of use, she would develop a "problem" with it and have it removed, she got pregnant within a month. Meanwhile, I've known plenty of women who took several months to get regular again and get pregnant.

On that note: I've known plenty of women who have difficulty [getting pregnant] and never used BCP at all.

In the end, each woman is different and how her body will react is unique.

Posted 4/11/07 8:09 PM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I wasn't on BCP, I was on the Depo Provera shot for 5 years. It only took about 2 months to be regular (and I didn't get my period AT ALL while on Depo -- I miss that shot!)

Posted 4/12/07 10:53 AM
 

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Re: DOes anyone think that being on BCP for any length of time made it hard for them to concieve?

I didn't have any issues at all, but I was worried about it.

My doc said something like this..BCP do not cause fertility problems, but can mask some problems/cycle changes you have since they force regulation of your body and hormones. So basically, your cycle might have changed, but since you were medicated you wouldnt know it until you came off.

A friend of mine was on BCP pills forever, when she went off, she didn't get her AF for months, she was then diagnosed with PCOS, the pills were bringing her period every month cause of the reg. hormones, but without them, her PCOS surfaced causing issues with TTC.

Posted 4/12/07 12:08 PM
 
 

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