How Long Does it Take to Get Pregnant After Birth Control?
Sunday, August 9th, 2015
Confession: I have never been on birth control.
And I know that fact may come as shocking to you, especially when you also hear that I have had three children in four years. But hey – that’s the way we wanted our family and we couldn’t be happier. But with my lack of knowledge on what it takes to, you know, try to conceive, I was curious about how the widespread use of birth control affected women after they decided they were ready to expand their families.
So, I wanted to know, for all the mommas-to-be wondering: how long does it take to get pregnant after birth control?
Loriann, 32, from Massachusetts said:
I stopped birth control in May of 2012. We didn’t necessarily wait, but we didn’t “try” either. I never charted things, took temperatures, etc. We just lived like normal and had sex highs and lows like normal! My boyfriend fixes heat so in the winter he works so much he’s too tired for much else sometimes! (Although he will deny that!)
I found out I was pregnant May 2013! I’m 19 weeks pregnant with my first, just found out its a boy.
We waited the “recommended” month before trying, and then got pregnant the first month of trying.
Ashley B. said:
Ummm got pregnant ON birth control… Quite the surprise baby but I am so glad she is here!
2.5 YEARS. It’s a huge part of my testimony. After one year a doctor wrote infertile on my chart and told me to see a specialist (this was at my yearly check up when he asked what i was using for birth control and found out it had been almost a year). But Matt and I prayed and I knew I was going to be a mom. I knew God was promising me my own baby. So we never saw a doctor. Never got an ovulation monitor, never checked the calendar. Just continued to live our life and got into foster care. I decided until I had my own I would take care of someone else’s baby. Then just one day another year and a half later I knew the level of emotion and exhaustion wasn’t normal. I told Matt I either had cancer or I was pregnant. After 2.5 years the odds felt pretty 50/50. And it was my daughter!