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October 23rd, 2013, 05:02 PM
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okay so here's the deal, bear with me please!

I stopped taking my birth control about 5 days after I started the pack (Oct 6-11) and I got withdrawal bleeding from Oct 17-20. I'm TTC and have had unprotected sex nearly every other day, if not everyday this cycle and I used an OPK on Oct 22 and 23 with negative results. I know it is pretty early to test for O (always had regular 28 day cycles) but I was wondering when you think I should ovulate and if I can't pinpoint ovulation, do you think having sex every other day should work regardless?

My boyfriend and I are both 21 year olds with no known fertility issues, and I've never been pregnant before. only been on birth control for about 2-3 months prior to stopping

Also, I had my period Oct 1-5 and then started the pill on the 6th so if I hadn't taken those BC I should've ovulated around the 14th but I've heard that I should count my first day of withdrawal bleeding as CD 1. Any success stories of getting pregnant 2-3 weeks after stopping birth control? any advice/stories would be helpful and appreciated! Thank you!
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October 23rd, 2013, 05:16 PM
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When you are on the BCP it tricks your body into thinking you are pregnant, therefore you don't (or aren't supposed to) ovulate. So when you "should have" ovulated when you were taking the pill goes out the window.

I personally would count the first day of breakthrough bleeding as CD1 and assume that you will probably ovulate *around* CD14 (as naturally, that can fluctuate). Some women bounce right back on track as soon as they go off of the pill, and others take some time to get back to normal.

DTD every other day will definitely cover your bases.

Good luck!
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