The Pill

Today has been rather slow at work.  A much welcomed change.  So I decided to take a mental “smoke” break and check out pinterest.  Once I found the end of the internet there, I moved on to googling “pregnancy”.

Maybe shouldn’t have done that.  Terry is constantly making fun of all the internet research I do because most the time it is completely over-exaggerated, or possibly not even true.  However, I can’t shake what I just read:

“If you use the pill or patch or shot — or another form of hormonal contraceptives, the sooner you stop, the faster your cycle can return to its natural groove. Hormonal contraceptives usually contain a combo of estrogen and progesterone, which keeps you from getting pregnant by suppressing ovulation or preventing implantation. That’s why it can take a few months after going off birth control for your hormones to get up to speed again and for your period to come regularly. Talk to your practitioner about the best time to get off your birth control: Generally, three months is the preferred time for women using the pill or patch, but it can take up to nine months (or longer) for your reproductive system to bounce back if you use the Depo-Provera injection.”

Como se what? Three to nine months?!!! That means only two weeks of birth control left for me.

I wish I could capture the image of the freak out occurring at my desk right now.  It probably looks something like this.

This is all just happening so fast.  You should know that my mother received the same advice almost exactly 35 years ago, and in a little less than two months from now my oldest brother will be turning 34.   I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to those kind of returns just yet.  At the same time, what if it does take longer than expected?

Any advice is welcomed here.  In the meantime, I’m going back to pinterest.  The happy place where no one scares you with statistics or facts.