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January 1st, 2014, 10:42 AM
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My hubby and I have decided to try to conceive a our first child. I'm kind of getting a little frustrated I have been off the pill for 4 mouths now. except when I would get frustrated with my period lasting so long I would take one to get rid of it or make it not as heavy then when it went a way id stop taking it the rest of the time. Then a friend told me that I was only prolong having a baby because I wont let it get out of my system all the way so I stopped taking it completely for the last two moth. I'm just really worried that because I was on the pill for so long is going make me infertile ( I was on it for 10 years since I been 16 and I'm now going on 28) I'm having a hard time tracking my cycle, I have been getting it like every three weeks and it been lasting for two weeks. I Have been tracking my basal body temp but it is staying the same temp. I also got ovulation test but have not done them yet only cause I don't when my most fertile days are to see if I'm ouvlating. i also starting taking prenatles. I'm so confused and frustrated with it. my biggest worry is that I'm in fertile . I have had three friends that got pregnant after been off the pill for a moth. Is there something wrong with me should I be concerned?
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January 1st, 2014, 11:08 AM
socialworkmom2be's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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While there is some debate about the long term effects of birth control on fertility, it is generally and scientifically accepted that there is not a negative impact on fertility once discontinuing birth control. Generally, the pill masks any problems that your body already had in terms of hormonal issues, endo, or PCOS and once you discontinue the BC those issues will resurface.

It can take 6-12 months for your body to regulate after discontinuing BC so don't be too worried. You can take supplements like evening primrose oil to help get your body back on track.
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January 1st, 2014, 01:20 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
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^^ Ditto.

Pills work in 3 days. Some stop ovulation. Some make lining changes. Some make CM hostile. A good pill does all 3, but most women do not take that type of pill because they'd be high dose hormones. The CM bit is what usually takes the longest to repair, because the hormones damage the cervical crypts that make CM. Those really do take 6-12m.

If your temp is always the same, you need a new thermometer. 3 identical temps should always signal a new thermometer or a new battery (some don't allow battery changes). When charting make sure you are taking your temperature that the EXACT SAME TIME EVERY SINGLE DAY. This seems to be the biggest mistake ladies make when charting.

I'm the only person on here who does not, will not and has never relied on fertility friend for their charting program. I despise it. I prefer tcoyf and attain fertility as they use a more in-depth programming system that relies heavily on CM types and sensations.. which are very important for fertility. Not saying you can't or won't get pregnant using fertility friend, but since tcoyf is based off a book Taking control of your fertility, which we recommend everyone who is charting read... I don't see why you wouldn't use their charting program lol. (I use attainfertility personally because tcoyf was glitchy for a while and I just never went back, but they're the exact same just attain is purple. LOL)

Heavy AF's suck, trust me I'm in the team of "omg kill me before I bleed to death!" every month. Your lining is learning to recover from the hormones. IF it continues, you can talk to your gyn about solutions to lessen the flow while not impacting your fertility. My gyn's solution was baby aspirin but you NEED to know you don't have a low platelets disorder before you can mess around with blood thinners, even something as simple as low dose aspirin.

Everyone is different, some people get pregnant easy, other's don't. I envy the ones who do!
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January 1st, 2014, 02:46 PM
butterfly721's Avatar Mommy-to-be to a baby boy
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everything Ashley said. It really can take time for your body to regulate after being on the BCP for years.

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January 1st, 2014, 03:44 PM
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I was on the pill for over 9 years, & have been off of it for about 8 months. Before I was on the pill, my cycles were VERY regular, they were practically textbook examples. However, my periods were very heavy & painful, too. In the short time I've been off of the pill, my cycles have been very LLOOOOOONNNNG!!! Around 60 days! I have had very heavy periods, but they aren't especially painful, nothing like they were before the pill. I believe that I have ovulated only 2 times, though, & am hoping for my body to regulate soon. Just give your body time- 2 months off of the pill isn't very long.

In the meantime, focus on things like getting your body healthy for carrying a baby, eating a proper diet, learning about babies & childrearing, etc, and getting your house & life in order. Go do the things that you won't be able to do once you have a little one. BTW at 28 you still have plenty of time to have a baby, don't worry- stress will screw with your body, too, & make your cycles funky.
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