(Closed) FAM question (TCOYF)

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am also ON the pill and I am also planning on using the FAM method once I stop taking the pill.  

I think the only benefit from tracking while you are on the pill is to get yourself in a routine to take your temperature etc…  Of course since you are on the pill it will be completely innacurate and you shouldn’t have any temperature spikes etc.  I don’t think there is much you can do until you get off the pill.

Post # 4
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You won’t see your real charting pattern, so there isn’t any benefit to charting while on birth control.

Post # 5
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

You cannot chart your fertility signs while on hormonal birth control. It absolutely will not work. For the interim while you are not on the pill but still not ready to be pregnant, you can always use a barrier method of some sort. It will also probably take a month or two for your cycle to regularize after you get off the pill and for the pattern to show up really strong, because the hormones will be leaving your system. Good luck!

Post # 7
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You may want to talk your time frame over with your OB/GYN, since I recall reading that it could take up to six months or so for your cycles to normalize after going off birth control.

Post # 8
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

There’s a chapter in TCOYF about coming off BC… I didn’t read it however as I’m not on it… lol

Post # 9
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

two bits of advice that I’ve heard/read many many times: one, the OPT tests are great to use to figure out when to TTC.  Also, if you stress about it, it makes it more difficult to conceive.  The more relaxed you are, the better your chance is of conceiving. 

as to your question, it’s pointless to do it while on birth control.  also, don’t forget that it can take a while for your body to fall into a regular cycle again after you quit (which I’m sure is also in the book somewhere). 

good luck!!!!!

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