Off Birth Control

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
My husband and I have decided to start trying for a child and we want to be pregnant as soon as possible. So I discontinued using my Yaz Birth control pills this past Tues. My period started the next day along with severe headaches.. my period is 2 weeks early!

I'm scared this has messed up my cycle and will hinder our chances of quick conception. I fear it may be months before my cycle is regular again and I'm ovulating and able to produce.

I thought I might have some spotting then have my period normally in two weeks when its due, But no, I'm having a regular heavy period now. What does this mean for our chances of conceiving in the next couple months?


Whenever you stop your birth control pills in the middle of a pack, your bleeding will be unusual. However, it is actually possible that you could still conceive quickly, it just depends on how your body adjusts to being off the hormones. Good luck!

--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.