Post # 1
Hi – This may be TMI but I stopped the pill two months ago and have had ZERO egg white CM even though my cycle is a normal 28-30 days and I am ovulating. Has anyone else exerianced this? How long did it take for the egg whites to come in for you? I definatley remember having it consistently before I started taking the pill (over 10 years ago). We are going to start TTC in two months and I am nervous that the lack with egg white will be a huge problem (according to TCOYF its key!).
Post # 3
I know I’ve read on here and other places that just because you don’t see/have the EGCM, you can still get pregnant! Also, I’ve seen women mention preseed. Have you looked into that? I think that may be able to help? Finally, it may just be because your body is adjusting after stopping the pill. I bet within two months, you’ll be ready to ttc and you can always contact your doctor to ask him/her about the CM. Good luck!
Post # 4
I personally had it the first month after BCP, but it was super late in the cycle. After 3 months it become pretty regular at a more normal part of the cycle.
Post # 5
TCOYF mentioned that it can be harder to spot for some women, and I think it said that for some, it might not be very egg white-ish, but just thicker than other times during the month. Also, tracking your BBT can make it easier to spot because you have a ballpark for when to look for it.
Post # 6
I know I had it in the past, but the last few times I have gone off BC (3 times in the last 5 years) I don’t really remember getting anything that looked like egg white CM. I know I didn’t get it at all this last time (went off the pill Halloween)…I mean, anything resembling egg whites and I still managed to get pregnant. In fact, I was really worried before because -and this may be a lot more information than you want to hear- I had no discernable pattern of CM. One day it was like, too thick to be ovulation discharge, the next day it was too watery, the next day there was nothing, etc. I was getting everything but egg white CM. I was seriously freaking out that maybe I wasn’t able to ovulate on my own. Yet three weeks ago I got a positive pregnancy test so I guess I got worried too soon.
Post # 7
I got egg white the third month after I went off the pill. Like you, I had completely regular cycles right away after going off BC but I was freaking out because of the lack of egg white. Well, the third month, I got a bit of it one night (and that one night only) and lo and behold, that did it! BFP two weeks later!
Like PP said, don’t worry too much if you don’t see it, Just look for the slipperiest CM you get. And if you do see the egg white, I would reccomend gettin’ busy immediately! Good luck!
Post # 8
Thanks girls – hopefully I’ll see some in the next month or two. All this info is helpful!
Post # 9
If you’re ovulating, you can def. get pregnant! But seriously, if you want to improve your chances, you can use pre-seed lubricant or take mucinex, which also will thin your cervical mucus and make it more conducive to sperm movement! 🙂
Post # 10
They say some women don’t have copious amounts of EWCM. Sometimes you’re just a bit more slippery and humid down there. That’s when you go for it. If you want a bit more lubricant while TTC I also recommend pre-seed lubricant, like baby bunny.
When I went off the pill I got EWCM by my next cycle. Perhaps you can look for other signs of ovulation besides EWCM. Although a bit more difficult, you can check your cervix height and firmness as an indicator. Are you also charting you BBT? That might also help you start to recognize pattern before ovulation (although it only really tells you after you’ve ovulated).
Best of luck!