(Closed) Preparing to concieve…confused about this stuff.

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
4429 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@fresitachulita:  i was on the pill for 11 years and it took me 8 months of trying to get pregnant for my son ; ) it will happen.

Post # 4
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you read this thread yet? It might help answer some of your quetions:


Having a light period doesn’t necessarily mean anything is wrong. It’s also not uncommon to have different cyle lengths, particularly when you first come off the pill and your body is trying to regulate itself. 

I highly reccomend you get a copy of “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” and give it a read. I know a lot of us really swear by this book, because it is really easy to read, straightforward, and also answers a lot of questions and myths about TTC and lady cycles. lol. 

Then, if you’re still worried about whether or not your ovulating, you can always chart and use OPKs to confirm. I, like you, was worried about becoming normal after so many years on hormonal birth control. So I had my Mirena taken out pretty early – around 10 months before we start actively TTC – and am charting. This is my first month charting, and while I think I missed the day I was going to ovulate for OPK, my temp shift does confirm that I probably ovulated. It’s reassuring. 

The length of your cycle isn’t always the same, because your ovulation can occur on different days. Generally though, you Luteal Phase (third phase – after ovulation) will be about the same amount of days every month. 

Good luck! and Congratulations!

Post # 5
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Your body can change a lot in 10 years, and while you’re on the pill those changes are masked, so you don’t have a chance to become familiar with them. I was on the pill for 7 years and my cycles were not the same off of the pill as they were before starting it. We waited 8 months after coming off of it before TTC and I got pregnant the first month trying. Good luck!

Post # 6
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Relax. 🙂

I was on the pill for 8+ years and stopped taking it just before I turned 29. My periods after the pill were much shorter and lighter than I was expecting, but I began charting and confirmed that I was, in fact, ovulating. We began TTC three months later and conceived on our second cycle trying.

Charting is fairly simple and you can find a lot of information about it on the boards. I highly recommend trying it if you want a better idea of if/when you are ovulating.

Post # 7
441 posts
Helper bee

@Mrs.LemonDrop:  and @bunnymama:  +1

The bleeding during/after sex could also be from your husband bumping your cervix. It could also have been caused by ovulation.

Before you freak out, check out Taking Charge of Your Fertility and try charting, like PPs recommended. It will help you see if you’re ovulating or not, or if you’re having sex at the right times.

Also, I hate when people, especially doctors, say crap like, “Just relax!” or “take a vacation” to women who are TTC. It’s not helpful advice, and I find it to be very patronizing.

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