(Closed) Newbie here- waiting to TTC getting me stressed!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@SeaTurtle88:  Premature Congrats! 🙂 you’re taking the first step–Learning your body. Even though you aren’t ready to try perhaps talk to Darling Husband about you coming off BC now so your body has time to regulate and you can learn your cycle. You can use condoms as prevention. Just a thought…

Post # 4
1811 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Come join us at the “waiting to ttc” thread (we are on 4 now). It helps a lot!!

Post # 5
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Perhaps you could talk to your Darling Husband about using NFP/FAM instead? I went off BC a while back, and now we use NFP to postpone pregnancy. It took about 4 months for my cycle to look normal on the charts (BC messes with your hormones a lot), but ever since then we’ve been happily using NFP to avoid and we have a really good idea of when I’m fertile, what my cycle pattern is, etc. When we do eventually start TTC, I think it’ll go a lot smoother than it would have if we had done it right after coming off BC. 

Anyway, just an idea! You have more options than just BC or TTC! 

Post # 7
28 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I recommend NFP and starting to chart ASAP!  This will help you read when you are fertile.  Also get a book on Natural Fertility. Best of luck on your TTC journey!

Post # 8
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would say learn as much as you can! Learn about how OPKs work, temping, fertile windows (they aren’t just what the online things calculate for you), etc. I also got married in March! Darling Husband wasn’t really ready, but he came around to the idea pretty quickly after we got married. I got off BCP at the end of June (after 15 years!). We are still trying… It took my body awhile to regulate. The first cycle off the pill I thought I had all the pregnancy symptoms: sore boobs, hormonal like nobody’s business, heartburn, etc. But it was just my body regulating. I had my first “real” period in August. It can take awhile after coming off BCP. I second joining the Waiting to TTC Chat board. Good luck to you! 


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