(Closed) ovulation and the pill

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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94 posts
Worker bee

Hi There,

You may want to consider changing your pill brand. You might require higher levels of hormone. Most Docs will usually recommend starting you at a low dose of hormone levels, but sometimes this isn’t sufficient. Though you say you’ve used the same one for five years. You could also try other hormonal methods that might be a bit more foolproof.

I’m not specifically charting, just (almost!) a nurse.

Post # 4
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5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@redbee:  I am so sorry about your miscarriage.

I’m not sure what physiologically happens to cause a woman to ovulate on the pill, so I’m not sure if a true “LH surge” will happen, which ovulation tests are supposed to detect – so that may be ineffective. Plus, if you have sex the day before a positive ovulation test, you could still potentially fall pregnant as sperm can live inside you for up to 5 days, and ovulation usually occurs 12-36 hours after a positive ovulation test.

Consider what the PP said, such as switching to a higher dose BC or maybe switching birth control method entirely. You may benefit from an IUD or the Depo shot, depending on how long you want to wait before you do want to start trying for a child.

Good luck. Again I’m so sorry about what happened to you…that must have been very hard on you and your husband!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2006

Were you taking any antibiotics or any other medicines that could have affected the effectiveness of the pills you were taking? I read that if a bcp has not failed you in prior years, most likely it will never fail you. Not sure what went wrong with your pills. A pill works by deceiving your body into thinking it’s pregnant and therefore you do not ovulate. So I’m not sure if using OPKs will detect ovulations. So sorry you’re going through this. 🙁 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@redbee:  When you say “roughly” the same time each day, what do you mean by that?  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Double post, sorry

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