Post # 1
My Fiance and I are going to TTC on our honeymoon in April. Which is a bit overwhelming at the mo with all the wedding plans. I have been pregnant once before but had a condition called preeclampsia which resulted in a stillbirth. This will be my partners first baby and he is really excitited. Although I cant help feeling a bit nervous with it all! I havent been on the pill or anything in years so am just hoping the ovulation dates will fit in with our honeymoon. If not I may need to go on the pill to try manipulate the dates a bit! Anyone out there had any experience changing the date of their period using the pill ?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
@MeeShell: I’m so sorry about your previous loss. *hugs*
Have you been charting? If you have a regular cycle, you should be able to get a rough idea of when you might expect to ovulate/get a period. However, lots of things can change cycles, so it’s not always a science.
I used the pill to SKIP periods (only ever 1-2 in a row) and that might help you for your honeymoon?
Post # 4
@MeeShell: Best of luck to you! Only suggestion is to enjoy your honeymoon as much as possible and not to stress about conceiving. That being said, I’ve had friends that have used the pill to skip periods basically by not taking the placebo pills and immediately starting a new pack. I’m not sure exactly how it works to manipulate the dates of ovulation but maybe you should consult your doctor.
Post # 5
I’m not sure that you could use the pill to alter your ovulation dates… i mean in a perfect world perhaps you could, but I would think that it is likely it would be beyond your control, as it is not a perfect ‘science’. Some people ovulate and conceive straight after coming off the pill, others take months to regulate…
I would just suggest enjoying your honeymoon without worrying too much about the exact timing… just aim to start tyring in the month after the wedding. it is possible that you could conceive in your first month of trying, but the odds aren’t huge, even if you do time everything perfectly. Don’t put TOO much stress on yourself so early in the process 🙂
All the best for the wedding planning and TTC preparation!!!
Post # 6
Very sorry about what happened previously.
Congrats on yor wedding & TTC plans! 🙂 Exciting!
I wonder if it would be less daunting just to start TTC on honeymoon and see what happens? I’m not sure about using the pill – for me, it just messed up my cycle so it could be hard to predict what effect it would have. I’d probably stay pill-free if it were me and just get in tune with my body and cycles etc. Also you want to enjoy your wedding & honeymoon without TTC becoming too intense before you start 🙂 Good luck x
Post # 7
First of all, I am so very sorry of your past losses. I can’t imagine *hugs* I will tell you though, that I know of a couple women personally, and even more online that have had preeclampsia in one or two pregnancies but havent had them in subsequent pregnancies. I hope this is the case for you!
I really would not suggest you take the pill at all if you are going to start TTC. I would really recommend charting so you can get a good idea of when you’re ovulating. Fertilityfriend.com has a really good free “class” to teach you how. It seems a bit daunting, but it’s really easy once you start doing it!
I also agree with the other posters that you shouldn’t be too concerned with TTC on your honeymoon and conceiving at that very point. Just start TTC as soon as you guys are ready and let things go from there!
I hope you have no issue getting pregnant soon!
Post # 8
I’m already on the pill and plan on skipping my next period by not taking the week break and then taking half of the next card so my period will be 2 weeks before the wedding and if my cycle manipulation works, I will be ovulation on our wedding night.
Post # 9
@MeeShell: I am so sorry about your previous loss =( That’s so sad.
My husband and I tried on our wedding night/wedding vacation and succeeded, which sadly ended in miscarriage. If you are not using oral contraceptives, are you charting? I would suggest charting until then, that way you have a GREAT idea of when your fertile window is. Also, as you know, it often doesn’t work the first time you try, and more often than not can take 6-12 months, so I don’t wanna be a downer, just don’t want you to get your hopes too far up =) Also, sometimes it takes a long time to get your body to regulate after the pill. So I would advise against the pill thing… Best of luck, charting will give you the clearest picture of your cycles so that’s what I would recommend, that way you’ll know and you can chose to shift your cycles if need be! =)
Post # 10
@angela85: Messing with hormonal birthcontrol is not as cut and dry as it would seem. Because it stops ovulation and changes your cycles all together, it’s pretty unlikely you can schedule ovulation to occur like you’re planning.
Good luck TTC though!
Post # 11
@urchin: I know it’s unlikely to be successful. We plan to TTC right after the wedding so I want to stop taking the pill asap, but if I stop now it’s very likely that I will have my period on our wedding day. If it happens to work, then great. We’re not that rushed.
Post # 12
@angela85: ah, i get ya! hopefully you guys will get pg right away 🙂