Jump to content
Going off BCP (Yasmin)
10 replies to this topic
Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:11 PM
I am going to stop taking the pill (Yasmin) after my next packet and commence charting (but not TTC until June). Silly question I'm sure, but should I finish the entire pack or just the active (yellow) pills? And should I expect my usual withdrawal bleed (assuming I stop after the last active pill)? If anyone here charted after coming off Yasmin, I'd be very grateful to hear about your experiences!
Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:14 PM
Yes, you only need to finish the active pills, as the non-active week is just sugar to help us remember to take our pills You should expect your regular withdrawl bleed a few days after finishing.
I was on a different pill, but if you follow the link in my sig to my chart and scroll down to the bottom, you can see what my body did after going off the pill. My first month was anovulatory which is common but many women also get pregnant the first month after stopping the pill. Everyone is different
Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:00 PM
I just stopped when I finished the active pills, DD was conceived 2nd cycle Good luck!
Edited by Impatientmummy, 29 December 2012 - 10:01 PM.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:45 AM
Good plan to stop a while before starting to TTC. Some women experience a luteal phase deficiency for up to 6 months after stopping the pill. So know that this is normal to see confusing ovulation symptoms and temperature rises while your body gets back to normal. You may also experience a few long cycles and some cycles where you don't ovulate - again normal.
If you had cycle issues before going on the pill then they will probably resurface.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:17 AM
Yep, just finish the active tablets then expect your regular withdrawal bleed. I came off the same pill around 3 months before TTC so that I could chart for a bit and get to know my body's general pattern (as i had been on some sort of the pill for 9 years so really had no idea what my cycles would be like).
My first cycle was 5 weeks long (took 3 weeks to ovulate), all cycles after that were 4 weeks. I fell pregnant the first cycle trying. Hopefully you will experience similar!
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:21 AM
Thanks so much for your replies, so helpful.
My cycles were like clockwork before going on the pill about 6 years ago, so fingers crossed they're not haywire for long when I come off! However my skin was atrocious pre-pill, so here's hoping that now that I'm no longer in the wake of puberty, it will behave!
A follow-up question: did you see your GP when going off the pill or for a pre-TTC appointment? I've been making sure I'm in tip-top health in the past couple of months (dental, skin cancer check, pap - and got the all-clear on a minor gyno issue) and was planning to go back to the doctor to let her know I was starting FAM (and prenatal vitamins, etc), but I'm wondering if it's necessary? I had thought maybe I should because I've had some vitamin deficiencies before, and my mum is rh-negative but I don't know my blood type, so perhaps the doctor would want me to get a blood test. Or she may just say come back when you're pregnant/been trying for 12 months?
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:36 AM
A GP check up is a good idea. I think mine did a blood test tO check on vitamin deficiencies and thyroid function. I was on Yasmin for a few years and stopped taking it in March 2011. It took six cycles (seven months) to fall pregnant. I had a miscarriage and it took a further six months to get pregnant again, resulting in my son. I had a long first cycle off the pill, maybe 54 days. But I only used OPKs and did SMEP most of the time, as luck would have it, I became pregnant the first cycle I charted.
On the skin topic, I found my skin was pretty pimple prone after stopping Yasmin, even though it'd been fine when I started taking it. During pregnancy my skin cleared again and fingers crossed it is seems ok now.
Edited by little lion, 30 December 2012 - 08:37 AM.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:53 AM
Probably a good idea to go to the GP so that you can confirm your blood type, check your vitamin levels and immunity to rubella etc (also you might want to have a whooping cough booster if yours isn't up to date).
It is particularly useful to have your blood type on record incase you have any bleeding in your first trimester as I did (apparently it is quite common), as often a doctor will just do a urine test to confirm pregnancy and you may not have a full blood test until closer to 12 weeks when you are going through the NT testing (well that's what happened in my experience anyway, I'm sure doctors do things differently though).
Unfortunately I did get some pimples after coming off the pill but they cleared up during my pregnancy (they are back now that I have had DD and am breastfeeding so can only take the minipill, but I think to a lesser degree than before).
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:53 AM
I had a check up as I get low iron so wanted to be sure it was ok, I had been on pregnancy multi vitamins for 2 months prior as we planned to start ttc after we got married My cyles were clockwork pre pill & were 2 days shorter when I went off it.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:00 AM
As PP said go to Dr for some blood work. Get tested for Chicken pox immunity, rubella immunity, vitamin D levels and iron. Also get your blood type as if you are RH - like you mum you will usually need to get an Andi D shot if you have bleeding during the first trimester (very common..., I had bleeding in two out of three pregnancies). I am RH- so I needed the shots. I also had DH tested as if he was RH- too I would not have gotten the shots, but alas he was RH+.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:25 AM
Thanks so much for all your advice! I'll definitely pay the doc a visit.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.
To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.
There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.
What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.
Dads can have many reasons for not wanting their partners to breastfeed their baby, but both parents should learn more about it before making a final decision.
Most new mums would recoil at the thought, but Sarah Stage has shared a post-pregnancy selfie just four days after giving birth.
If you're a new mum and feeling ignored by the older mum/the old hand/the has-been, please know, it's not you, it's me. Blame the last child parenting fatigue.
Having a new baby isn't tiring - it can be downright exhausting.
I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.
We're big fans of kids' birthday parties - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.
Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.
A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.
Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.
Giving your child a sibling when you don't want to have another baby can be a complex issue.
The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision that somebody "picked him up and moved him on ... that's the only way ... to explain for him not to be there".
Most 23-year-old blokes spend their hard earned cash on fun times with mates or romantic dinners with their girlfriend, but not Tommy Connolly.
The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.
He may be less than a week old, but baby James Hunter has already helped his model mum silence her critics.
A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.
A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.
Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.
It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.
If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.
When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.
Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?
Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.
Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.
Top 5 Articles
You have less than a week left to win your child one of five Fisher-Price toy packs valued at over $600 each - hurry, enter today!
Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.
When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.
A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.
Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.
Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.
If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.
Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.
In 1965, Zella Jackson-Price was told her premature baby girl had died shortly after birth.
New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Last week to submit a picture of your baby at play for your chance to win. Visit the Play Wall to view our recent entries.