Post # 1
This is specifically for those who were on the pill (either combination or POPs):
How long after you stopped the pill before ovulation returned? My cycles were like clockwork before I started the pill, and quite regular still (generally within a 1-2 day timeframe) when I was on the pill.
I’m now in the middle of my cycle and should be ovulating any day now (been off the pill 3 weeks), but my OPKs are still negative. I know it’s not uncommon for people to ovulate immediately, but I also know it’s not uncommon for it take up to several months.
I’m wondering – do any of you have 28 day cycles, but you tend to ovulate later on in your cycle…say, day 19 or something rather than around day 14?
Post # 3
I ovulated my first cycle off the pill. I had really irregular cycles before but since coming off they were 26-27 days with O on day 14.
Post # 4
I didn’t ovulate until 3 months after stopping. It’s been 9 months and my periods aren’t normal yet. Before BC, I had 42-49 day cycles. I’ve had two 90+ days cycles and one normal 42 one so far.
Post # 5
I ovulated about 15 days after I stopped the pill.
Post # 6
I ovulated my first cycle off as the pill as well. The first cycle I ovulated on CD14, then for the next two cycles it took a bit longer, like day18-20, and after that it regulated itself back to CD 14-16. I was always regular before I went on the pill too.
Post # 7
I don’t think I ovulated on my first cycle 44 days, I am on my 2nd cycle and am now charting (highly recommended) I got Crosshairs on day 26, so another long cycle but hey at least my body is working!! goodluck!
Post # 8
I took my last pill on May 21 and ovulated June 9ish.
Post # 9
Before taking BC pills, I had regular cycles right around 28 days in length. I was on the pill for about 10 years, and my first cycle off the pill last September showed what I guessed to be a probable ovulation (dotted line on Fertility Friend) at CD 17. That cycle was 29 days in total length. However, my next cycle was 39 days in length (wow!), but Fertility Friend showed a solid line for ovulation on CD 25. After that, my cycles have consistently been around 29 or 30 days, and Fertility Friend has shown my ovulation days to be CD 17 or 18. I’m not sure if my information is all that helpful, as my husband and I are just this month starting to TTC, but hopefully it can show that it may take some time for the body to settle after stopping the pill! 🙂
Post # 10
I ovulated 16 days later.
Post # 11
When I was TTC, I never used OPKs and I didn’t start charting until the month after I stopped the pill. Once I began charting, I found I consistently would ovulate around CD 16 with a 28-29 day cycle.
Post # 12
Thanks for your responses. I’m getting a little too eager and peeing on sticks like crazy over here. Whoops, not too graphic, right? 😀
I’m hoping I’ll hit one within the next 5 days. I was on Micronor, and I’ve generally heard that POPs make the transition to pill-less a little easier than combination pills.
It’s nice to hear some of you have ‘typical’ cycles like me, but are still ovulating 1 – 4 days later than the ‘usual’ day 14. Tomorrow’s day 15 for me.
Post # 13
I ovulated my first cycle off the pill.. Cycle day 21 ! And got pregnant that same cycle
Post # 14
First cycle off, but it was a long (36 day) cycle. After that they were 28-29 days.
Post # 15
Oh, the irony. I took an ovulation test again this evening and it came up positive (day 14 of the ol’ cycle for me). I’m using Fertility Friend now and it’s predicting that I’ll ovulate tomorrow. Originally, it was saying that the 16th-19th was my fertile cycle (which was, of course, when we were getting busy). Now the fertile cycle is during a timeframe we aren’t likely to be getting it on much. 😀 Geez, body and timing!
Ah well. Thanks for your help. This does bring me relief, as I had started testing when my OPK told me to, and I just kept getting negatives. It was nice to see what a positive looks like for a change.
Post # 16
@CookieCreamCakes: When my cycles regulated back to 28-29 days, I was still ovulating around day 17. Don’t give up yet 🙂