(Closed) Going OFF the pill (Yasmin) “calendar method” advice?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@Swiss Miss to Bee:

I had all the same symptoms on Yasmin, but besides the bigger boobs (Im already a DD!), they all kicked in after being on it for a year.

I had a copper IUD which I loved but had it taken out as FI and I toyed with the idea of TTC before he deployed.

We’ve changed our minds and now are going to start in and around the wedding in April, and have been using just the staight up pull and pray method, no charting or anything and it’s been fine. 

Do you mean that with the method you’re going to try is where he actually finishes inside of you?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Taking charge of your fertility and what to expect before your expecting were great books to educate me.  I found them both used and inexpensive on amazon.  I just started charting a month ago and find it very interesting.  Even my hubby, an engineer, finds the graphs facinating.  haha  I bought an expensive basal thermometer, that has an alarm clock to make you take your temp the same time every morning and has  a mini chart on the screen as well. http://www.amazon.com/Optimus-Petit-Sophia-Fertility-Monitor/dp/B001BC3IMS     It stores all your charting data for you to look on to later.  I also played around with fertilityfriend.com.  A very interesting site to put your temps and record data.  I’m not sure I am going to continue using is though after the free trial. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am just finishing my first cycle and everything is fine.  The only things taht seem amplifyed are my PMS symptoms. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i highly recommend taking charge of your fertility to read.  it gives you so much information.  by the time your temp goes up, you’ve already ovulated.  if you have VERY regular/reliable cycles, you can figure out which days before ovulation are safe.  i was not, so i treated the entire first half of my cycle as danger zone, lol.  (and good that i did too…i tended toward really long cycles, but when we were trying, the cycle i got pregnant on, i ovulated on day 9…early for anyone, but FREAKISHLY early for me.)  and yes, day 1 is the day you get your period.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

also, fertilityfriend.com is helpful for information and for keeping your chart organized, rather than having to do it on paper.  their basic, no-frills membership is free.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Get the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler.  She dedicates enough information on going off the pill.  Get yourself a BBT thermometer!  And you’re set, good luck and great choice, I don’t think you’ll regret it if you follow the rules!

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