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want to go off pill six months before ttc. other birth control suggestions?

we are going to begin ttc in july - just about six months from now! i'm going to the doctor in march, and will ask her this same question then, but thought i would check in to see if anyone had suggestions before then!

i have been on the pill for almost ten years and have never gone off of it. i would like to stop taking the pill soon (this month or next month, ideally) so that my periods can return to normal and i can begin tracking my ovulation.

have any of you gone off the pill this far in advance (six months) before ttc? i'll want to use a different form of birth control until july, but something that doesn't interfere with my natural ovulation. any suggestions? i have a mild latex allergy, so condoms aren't so fun for us!

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Jan. 14, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • There are non latex condoms

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:47 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • condoms are your only method that won't effect ovulation unless you go with abstinence or pull-out method.

    they do make laytex free condoms, they are made from polyurethane.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • You can go off the pill and ttc right away. That is one use of the pill for infertility patients. I always had hormone problems and that's how I would be able to get pregnant. I would take the pill for a few months, come off and I would get pregnant right away. It's the only way I was able to get pregnant 6 times. I had 3 miscarriages and 3 sons.

    You can take your temps and chart to see when you ovulate as soon as you go off the pill. Using my temp charts it was very obvious when I ovulated and I think that is why I could always get pregnant right away after going off the pill.


    Answer by Gailll at 10:03 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • Diaphragm or condoms

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • What about a diaphragm? They work without hormones and have no side effects. They never caused a stroke, infertility or PID; you won't gain weight, get depressed, or lose your libido; your periods won't be affected. They have never been the subject of class action lawsuits and are instantly reversible.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:42 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

  • Your options are condoms (there are non latex ones) the sponge, a diaphragm, or cervical cap. I went off the pill 3 months before our wedding and we used the sponge until then and then I got pregnant on our honeymoon.

    Answer by aeneva at 10:48 AM on Jan. 14, 2010

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