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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: Post pill ovulation


 elijah07022008 - Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:18 pm

I was wondering how long it could take to ovulate again if I was on Aviane for two and a half months? I don't know if length of use could contribute to length of "recovery" time. I stopped taking it four days ago and started to bleed two days later, my husband and I had unprotected sex, and I don't think I am pregnant given the results of my web searching, but I am bleeding more than I did while on the pill, I did stop mid-cycle, and I know I probably just messed up my ovulating when it does come back...any advice on promoting ovulation or anything to help me get pregnant sooner would be greatly appreciated.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:08 pm

User avatar Hello,
Oral contraceptives can affect your periods as well as ovulation patterns but I would not be too concerned. Some people ovulate very soon after going off the pill; others take a few months. Either is considered a normal response to the cessation of the drug. Most likely this is the reason for your bleeding and this will probably slow down and a pattern will resume, however, pregnancy could occur before things have become regular. This doesn't matter since pregnancy dating can be confirmed by ultrasound.

Meanwhile, be sure to take a multivitamin containing at least 400 mcg of folate or folic acid.

Good luck.

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