Post # 1
So as some of you know I recently got married (in June) and now were officially TTC. I went off the bcps in January this year and we officially started TTC on our wedding day. I had been on BCP for 15 years straight (since I was 14 to try and regulate AF because it was coming every 2 weeks) so I’m kinda scared that something will be wrong with me and that I wont be able to concieve.
We got a BFN last month and now we are trying again this month. I chart my BBT everyday and it seems like I havent O’d yet this month and I’m on CD 21 I was also using an OPK all last week and they were all neg. Last month it was later than normal as well, however I did end up O’ing on CD20. Have any of you ladies O’d really late and gone on to get a BFP? Or am I simply out of the running this month?
Also, the other thing I am curious about is, is there anything I should or shouldn’t be doing to help increase our chances? Eg, is artificial sweetener ok? I drink diet softdrink and dont know if I can continue?
Can I continue to do a “box-for-fit” class that I do a few times a month? Or should I find something less intense?
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated! xoxo
Post # 3
I wouldn’t change anything about your lifestyle, you seem to be pretty active and eat reasonably, remember that there are women that STILL get pregnant drinking and smoking and dont even know it!
Anywho, I too am TTC right now we are Cycle 2, dont worry about it too much its very common for couples to concieve within the first 6 months, to first year.
A DR wont even look at you till youve had problems TTC for 1 year.
I say relax, keep doing what youre doing, and maybe each month try a different method.
I read here that someone had sex every other day because she wasnt sure about when she Ovulated and BOOM she got the BFP.
This is your first year of marriage I say enjoy it, do the things you want to do now before you have babies, and I promise you when you least expect it you’ll end up Pregnant.
Good Luck darling!
Post # 4
I was on BCP for 11 years, and it took me 9 months (about 6 period cycles) to get my BFP. And I got my BFP in a cycle that I O’d on CD 32. So you’re never “out” as long as you O and BD together. 🙂
Also, don’t give up your exercise routine. If you like it, it makes you feel better, and feeling better and being healthy makes for a very healthy mommy! Once you get your BFP you can switch to a less intense exercise routine. Don’t let TTC take over your life, just incorporate it into your normal life.
AS far as artificial sweetner goes, how much you normally consume per day? I do know that some recommend eliminating it completely as it can change your hormone balance, but if you’re just drinking 1 diet soda per day, that’s probably fine.
Other than that, as long as your maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking your vitamins, there’s not much else you really need to do. Good luck and keep on BD’ing!! 🙂
EDIT: forgot to add that I did start doing acupuncture to help regulate my hormones and my cycles. Seemed to work for me! So that might be something to be look into if you’re interested.
Post # 5
I, too, was on BCP’s for about 15 years. When I first came off of the pill, my cycles ranged from 25 to 36 days. Your body may need some time to adjust. Just keep temping, watching your CM, and charting. Good luck!!!
Post # 6
@Ugoob: Thanks heaps, it’s just one of those things I gues. I just need to learn to be patient, I just get frustrated when people around me seem to be falling pregnant at the drop of a hat when they dont even want children, and then there are people out there that WANT kids and are trying and it seems to take them longer. lol.
I will relaax though, I guess I was just having a moment lol.
Post # 7
Hang in there! I went off BCP in March, my first 2 cycles were like clockwork (30ish days), and then cycle #3 (and the first cycle we officially started TTC) i had a 59 day cycle, and didn’t O until CD42!!! It was brutal. There is a bee on here who chatted with me a lot, and she got her BFP after a similar 60ish day cycle. This cycle it *looks* like I O’d yesterday at CD26 so stil late, but better. I have heard it can take a long time for your body to ‘level out’ so hang in there.
Keep doing the OPK’s if they don”t make you bonkers, monitor your CM and cervical position if you’re up for it. It will happen, just try to believe in your body.
Congrats on your wedding and your TTC journey, these boards are full of wonderful women who have so much experience and kind words- I’d be so lost without them!
Post # 8
@Kalamaz17: Thanks heaps for the encouragement! How long are your cycles normally? I’ve just put my chart into fertility friend and it seems that I have between a 3 and 5 day LP. So I’m interested to see if you were in a similar situation.
Ill definitely keep acupuncture in mind if things don’t improve soon lol. But yeah I’ll try to stress less 🙂
Post # 9
@melisslp: Thanks heaps for your support, it’s so good to hear from bees that have been in similar situations 🙂
Post # 10
@StaceyA: Wow 59 days! You poor thing! Fingers crossed that you O’d yesterday!
I thinkj ust just have to stress less, and like you said, trust my body 🙂
Thanks so much, I’m so lucky to get such wonderful support from you ladies xx