Post # 1
This is our first month TTC. We just got married last weekend and I stopped my bc almost 3 weeks ago. I’ve been in bc for 6 years. Im just superanxious because I don’t know what my cycle is like at all. Im hoping and praying that I’m pregnant because I think I ovulated the day after our wedding. I had some minor cramping and thicker, stringier discharge.(sorry for the TMI) now I anxiously waiting to take a test in two weeks but, I might not even have ovulated yet which means I won’t be able to test . Ugh. I’m just so frustrated. I wish I knew when I could expect my period again so I would know if I miss it. it. Any advice?
Thank for letting me get that off my chest 😉
Post # 3
I’m a big proponent of just having fun with TTC for a while if there’s no real rush to get pregnant.
However you could certainly start charting temperatures. I started using fertility friend after a significant period of trying to attempt to pinpoint whether I was ovulating, and found it pretty useful for feeling like I knew what was going on, and knowing when to expect my period.
Here’s a link to the website and my chart if you want to explore the idea further.
Post # 4
I agree with the PP – it’s your first month TTC, don’t stress! Just have fun. But charting is great for getting to know your cycle and I recommend it highly if you’re really not into the “just have fun” approach. Good luck!
Post # 5
It’s my first TTC month too! We’re just letting whatever happens happens. It doesn’t do your body / possible baby any good to be stressed out. It lakes moist healthy couples 1 year to conceive so probably the best thing to do is remove some of that pressure off you. Plus you just got married! Congrats! Enjoy being newlyweds.
Post # 6
@idaho1745: Congratulations on the marriage!!!
I really hope you take the PP advise to “just have fun” with it. But if you are anything like me, I’m a planner and kind of type A, so when we have a goal, we both work towards it to the best of our abilities. If that is you, here are some things to do to feel a little more in control of the process:
1. Start taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid and iron (the gummy ones don’t have iron)
2. Try to be healthy (i.e. eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, low fat protein, fish, a serving of full fat dairy daily, avoid trans fat and exercise)
3. Try to control your habits (no smoking, don’t drink to excess regularly, avoid drugs-unless medically necessary)
4. Chart your temps and cervical mucous to try to get to know your cycle and body
To answer your question, cervical mucous that is stringly, like egg whites, is a sign of fertility. Having sex when you have that is a good way to get pregnant. Having just come off BC, you may or many not have ovulated. Try your best not to symptom spot, many of the first signs of pregnancy are also PMS symptoms (which you may not be familar with since you’ve been on BC for several years). Try to enjoy the first few weeks of marriage and not stress about the two week wait!
Post # 7
@idaho1745: What’s the rush?
I know that a lot of ladies get annoyed when one suggests that having some fun with it and trying not to stress about it is a good idea… but there’s some truth to it. It’s not like you’ve been trying for YEARS to conceive.
I am sure it’ll happen for you 🙂