minipill and TTC while breastfeeding

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minipill and TTC while breastfeeding

Postby jessm » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:15 am

Does anyone have any experience with stopping the minipill to TTC? How far in advance should I do it? Do I wait for CD1 to stop it? My period is super regular. I don't think BFing would affect my fertility at this point...We want to TTC in August.
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Re: minipill and TTC while breastfeeding

Postby stefanielynn » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:06 am

Honestly, you're probably fine to stop it at any time. It has no effect on your cycles, so shouldn't mess with your next cycle starting. You might have some spotting when you stop it. I've never had an issue with that when stopping it, but I believe it's a relatively common side effect of it. I don't know if it's recommended to wait any amount of time after stopping the mini pill to ttc. I know with the combo pill a lot of docs recommend giving it a couple of months, debut I know plenty of people who've gotten pregnant immediately with no ill effects. But, again, I don't know if that even applies with the mini pill. Good luck!
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Re: minipill and TTC while breastfeeding

Postby mrsg2008 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:48 pm

I wasn't BFing when I stopped taking the minipill to get pregnant, but I can tell you that I stopped taking it in August, and I conceived in November. Not sure if it took that long to get out of my system or what.
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Re: minipill and TTC while breastfeeding

Postby jessm » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:45 am

Thanks! I might stop it in June and use some other form of contraception.
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Re: minipill and TTC while breastfeeding

Postby KJ511 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:08 am

My doctor told me that if you don't take your minipill within 5 minutes of the same time each day you can get pregnant immediately. So you can stop anytime, I'd think! Good luck! :)
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