New to charting after HBC – What is my body doing?!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Member
6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

my gyn said 2 months after stopping is enough to clear it out of your system.  many ladies on the bee have gotten pregnant first month off BCP.

 

Post # 5
Member
6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@odelly:  i would say the time of 2 cycles so that equates to just under 2 months.

many test at 10DPO.  i did that my first cycle and was dissappointed when i saw BFNs. 

i now wait until the day after AF is due.  so i am on cycle 5 and have only POASed 3 times so far.

 

Post # 6
Hostess
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@odelly:  Whoah girl, you’ve actually been through a lot in the last month. I’m just guessing but with the temps you’ve had, you’ve either not ovulated and you’re probably not going to this cycle or you did ovulate sometime when you were sick and your temps are still elevated. I say this because it seems that the average pre-ovulation waking temperatures tend to fall in the 96.7-97.3 range and the average post-o temps seem to be 97.7-98.2 ish. 

Definitely keep using some sort of protection if you’re TTA on top of charting for now. 

Do you take your temperature as the first thing every morning when you wake up without moving? Do you take it at the same time every day?

Keep on going, and you’ll probably find that you learn a patter. Some women take a while to regulate after BC. I think 2 months is reasonable, but some take longer than that as well. It just depends on the individual. 

Oh! And join the Charters thread. There’s tons of lovely ladies on there that would love to look at your chart. : )

Post # 7
Member
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@odelly:  I second the invitation to join the charters thread 🙂 We’re always happy to answer questions and analyze your chart for you!  Do you use Fertility Friend?  Could you post a link to your chart?

I would say it’s totally possible that you haven’t ovulated, and if you haven’t, it’s also totally normal.  Not only can it take awhile to go back to normal after coming off of the pill, but all the stress of moving/travelling/illness/etc. can definitely delay ovulation.  No worries, just keep charting and eventually you’ll start to see a pattern!

Also, quick question, are you check your CM internally or just externally when you wipe?  That could make a difference (I rarely see EWCM externally, but it’s definitely there when I check internally).

Post # 10
Member
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@odelly:  No worries, I’m a firm believer that there’s no such thing as TMI on WB 🙂

As far as the CM, I’d say if you’re noticing wetness flowing out, that might be watery.  If you just have a little moisture on your finger after checking (like it would feel if you just touched the inside of your cheek), I usually call that dry.  Watery is obvious for me because I can feel it before I even go to the bathroom (just in my underwear or whatever).

And yeah, you can have your body go through a couple of little cycles of trying to build up enough estrogen to cue LH and ovulate.  You may even have an anovulatory cycle this time around, if your body decides to just start over and AF comes.  I don’t think it’s anything to worry about until you’re at least 3 months out from coming off the pill, as you have to give your body some time to adjust.

Post # 11
Hostess
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@odelly:  It’s possible, but not likely. Totally ok to go back to bed after temping, I always did!  You just find the “Charters of the Hive” thread and fill out a “roll call” which is the first post. (It’s like a little survey so we know who you are, etc.).

@SadieBee:  +1 there’s no such thing as TMI when it comes to charting, lol.

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors