Post # 1
I am a 35 year old healthy woman. I was remarried in December and we have been trying to conceive since the wedding. I went off birth control before the wedding and this month I decided to use an ovulation kit in hopes it would help us conceive without having to guess dates. Today was day 21 using the kit 9of my cycle) and so far it has said NO everytime. My question is has anyone else used a kit and got NO everyday? I am guessing I am not ovulating this month? Is it common not to ovulate? I know I need to be patient but it is a little frustrating because I was able to get pregnant immediately 6 years ago and it’s not happening as quickly this time around.
Thanks so much for any advice!
Post # 3
@Pumpkin78: If it’s your first cycle off birth control, you may not ovulate. It may take your body some time to adjust. Or you may have long cycles. Are you using ovulation predictor strips? They can be fussy. Sometimes the surge of hormones is short and you can miss the test. Also, I think you get best resuts when you use them in the afternoon.
Post # 4
How long are your cycles? It’s very possible that you’re a late ovulator so you just haven’t ovulated yet. Also, like pp said, it’s common not to ovulate the first cycle off birth control. I didn’t ovulate the first cycle, but I did the second and I got pregnant. Also, charting could shed some light on what is going on.
Post # 5
My cycles were 28 days on the nose when I was on BC. The first cycle that I went off was 29 days. This is day 21 of my 2nd cycle off BC and so far I have received NO’s with the test strips (First Response Ovulation Kit). So, I am wondering if I may not ovulate this cycle. Like I said I am trying not to stress about it. We were not consistent in trying this month because I had to have a cervical biopsy and my husband was sick multiple days. So, this may just not have been our month. We will try again with the kit next cycle and make sure to be trying more frequently. I am glad I found this board though…it’s nice to be able to ask questions and receive honest feedback!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@Pumpkin78: Are you tracking your temperature with a basal thermometer, checking your CM, monitoring closely your cycles and checking your cervix? Doing all these (which are free and take hardly any time at all) will provide yo uwith so much awareness about your ovulation.
And I cannot tell you how much fertilityfriend.com ‘s fertility course and the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility course has changed my perspective on everything- my body, ovulation, decision-making, everything! Our bodies are amazing… if we know how to read them.
I really, really think you should read it and check out fertilityfriend.com! They explain so much more than we can provide on the forums!