Post # 1
If you’ve gone off BC and you’re not regulated yet, how do you know when to POAS?? Do you just do it every so often “just in case”?
I feel dumb for asking, but I’m not planning on charting…etc for at least the first few months because Darling Husband and I don’t want to put too much pressure on ourselves, but it just occurred to me that I might not know that I’m ‘late’ because I don’t know when to expect it in the first place….
Post # 3
@CanAmBride: You really wouldn’t know when to POAS. My first cycle off of BC was 49 days, then 42, then 37, then 32. I didn’t know anything about when I was ovulating until I started charting, to be honest. I’ve heard of people’s cycles regulating immediately and others who have 60+ day cycles after coming off BC. It’s not a guarantee that you’ll ovulate at all while regulating.
I know you said that you don’t want to chart, but that was the only way I knew what was going on with my body. Maybe someone else will have another suggestion? Good luck!
Post # 4
I asked my doctor this before I started TTC and this is what she said: Take a hpt once a week starting at CD 30 until you get your period. If you get to CD 60 without a positive test or a period, call your doctor.
Post # 5
@CanAmBride: good luck! i am in the same position and SHOULD start next week (if i have a perfect 28 day cycle). fingers crossed! we are staying away from charting as well. if we dont get a bfp in about 6 months, we will probably start to be more dilligent!
I guess if we dont get at + two or three days after my expected (28 day) AF date, then I will test??
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Post # 7
@septcabride: oooh good to know – thanks! that means that i COULD be testing next wednesday – crazy!
Post # 8
@septcabride: Great advice!
I had always pictured myself taking my first pregnancy test after I missed my period (and getting a positive), but I guess that fantasy will probably have to fly out the window…