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Conception after Birth Control (Aviane)

Apr 03, 2009 - 7 comments
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I'm writing to tell my story as it folds because I know someone out there is in my shoes, and going through the same thing. I'm going to keep updating so anyone who may share a similar experience can see what is happening with me and hopefully get something out of it, or give me advice. I like to share my knowledge, and help people..so here's the story so far. March 29, 2009 I forgot my birth control (first girls night out in a LOOOOONG time lol). I took it the next day but my husband and I had unprotected sex. I know the possibility of getting pregnant is little to none, but there's still a possibility. So I stopped taking it. My next pill would have been day ten of a three week active pill, one week non-active pill regimen. So, I know it was stupid now, after researching, that I stopped mid-cycle because I may have thrown off my body. Two days later I started, what I assume, a withdrawal bleed which ended, I think, today. I'm hoping for my period to start around the time it was supposed to which is in sixteen days. I am also hoping shortly after that I will ovulate. I had no clue whatsoever that my birth control prevents ovulation. I've never been on birth control, and didn't fully understand how it worked. My doctor offered no advice, just left to check what kind they had and returned only for a quick pop in to say my prescription was sent to the pharmacy, where they instructed me on when to take it only. So, yes I could have asked the pharmacist, and hind sight is always 20-20...I don't know if I will try to get pregnant the first time I ovulate or the next. I returned to my husband after a four week leave, and got pregnant on or around two days later with my first son, who is now nine months...yes I know some of you may think I'm crazy for wanting another so soon, but he will be at least a year and a half-two years when I deliver, hopefully, and my husband and I decided we are ready for baby number two, we can handle it, and have given it a lot of thought. So that is my story so far and I will be on leave again for a week or so leaving in two days...I will keep you updated, and any advice is more than welcome.


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by smjmekg, Apr 03, 2009
Ok to add to this, I have been feeling like I have a cold, and my breasts are sore. I have never experienced any sort of PMS before, and it's at least sixteen days before my period. I know that I should be too early to feel pregnant if I was, but with my son I knew I was and started feeling sore breasts, exhaustion, etc during my first week. (based on how far I was at first dr's appointment and when I was told I got pregnant)

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by smjmekg, Apr 03, 2009
Is it possible that I did get pregnant? I know it's too early to test, but is there a possibility of becoming pregnant when I'm on a birth control for two and a half months that is supposed to stop ovulation completely? Could it have not had time to take full effect? A friend did get pregnant right away when she stopped, but I don't know what form of birth control pill she used...mine was a combination pill.

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by sweetangel7, Apr 04, 2009
Hmmm...this is a tricky situation since you stopped the pill right around when your body would have ovulated.  So, first of all, I'd say YES there is a slight possibility that you could have gotten pregnant...best bet would be to take a home pregnancy test.  I do think it would be rare/exceptional if you were though.  BUT, women do get pregnant while on the pill as well so, pregnancy is still an option right now.

The bleeding definitely was a withdrawal bleeding from your pills so it wasn't a real period caused by your body.  When I stopped my pills, I had been on them for 10 years, it took my body I'm guessing 2 full cycles to ovulate.  I stopped my pills the last week of August, had withdrawal bleeding the first week of September, no period for September or October or November BUT I tested positive with a hpt the first week of December.  Anyways, my doctor told me it could take months for my body to regulate itself again after being on the pill.

If this isn't your month, be patient with your body...that was the hardest lesson for me to learn!  My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage and then it took us 7 months to get pregnant with the baby I'm carrying now (due in 2 more weeks!!!)

Some of the symptoms could go either way...pregnancy or pill related or health related (maybe you are coming down with a cold?)

Seems like you've got all your ducks in a row though...Good luck!




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by JoyRenee, Apr 04, 2009
My children are close in age and I love it! No judgement there. You can have your children how ever far apart you wish. It's all between you and your husband!

It can take some women 6-12 months to conceive. Others conceive the first couple tries. So do not despair if it doesn't happen right away and we'll be there every step of the way.

Joy

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by smjmekg, Apr 05, 2009
Well, my son was conceived FAST. I was home for four weeks, and I was back with my husband on the 15th and got pregnant, according to the doctor, on/around the 17th. SO...I'm hoping this time will be like last, and that it sticks, and baby number two will be on it's way to growing big and healthy!

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by danchelle, Feb 27, 2013
I came off a birth control in December. I had no period The whole month of January. my period Didn't start until February 10th. I have took pregnancy test they came up negative. also ovulation test and they came up negative. so I'm going to wait on my next cycle to do another ovulation test.. I'm trying to conceive.. wish me luck

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by danchelle, Feb 27, 2013
also does anybody know how long it takes to get pregnant after coming off of birth control?

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