(Closed) Question about TTC – opinions on when and what

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: What should I do?
    live life and if you get a BFP, yeah! : (34 votes)
    67 %
    use another method of prevention until the wedding : (15 votes)
    29 %
    extend BCP prescription until after the wedding : (1 votes)
    2 %
    other - described below : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If it isn’t a big deal if you are pregnant at the wedding, I vote start now and hope you have one more tiny reason (and potentially an awesome announcement at the wedding) to celebrate. Many people have said their most fertile time was right after stopping BCP, so take advantage of it!

    Post # 4
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    4575 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Glasgowbound:  If you are saying that it’s not a big deal if you get your BFP before the wedding then I would say stay off the pill and see what happens.  GL and FX

    Post # 5
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    1832 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would suggest going off the pill now and allow yourself time to prepare your body for pregnancy. As a long time TTCer I know sometimes it can take longer then you expect so I think it is best to start preparing in advance.

    Post # 6
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    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Since it’s okay for you guys if you do get your BFP before the wedding, I vote to start trying now. Have you thought about charting at all?

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Glasgowbound:  You can still chart with a schedule like that. I temp at the earliest time I would ever wake 6:30 and take it EVERY day at that time. Do I get out of bed after temping on weekends? HECK NO! lol My phone alarm goes off, I grab it from under my pillow along with my therm. and then go back to sleep after it’s done beeping ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a thought ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think it depends on whether you would be ok with being pregnant for the wedding or not.  Yes, it can definitely take a while to get pregnant, and it’s good that you know and are prepared for that. But some people find that they have heightened fertility for a month or so right after coming off the pill, so your chances of it happening immediately might be higher than you think.  

    Post # 10
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    7649 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I guess I wouldn’t be concerned about being pregnant before you’re married, but if you period doesn’t become regular by the time your wedding comes–how much of an inconvenience is that going to be to you?

    For me, I want to start ttc soon, but I’m afraid if I go off the pill my acne will flare up and I will have irregular periods for a few months and ruin some of the important days I have coming up this summer.

    Post # 11
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    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m not trying to be rude but I don’t know what the delicate way of putting this is. 38 is pretty late to start trying and 18 years is a long time to be on BCPs. I would get off the pills ASAP, start temping, charting, become familiar with what your cycles are like right now, start talking with your doctor.

    My own mom was 36 when she got pregnant with my youngest sister (her fourth) and she had some major difficulties in pregnancy she and dad said she didn’t have before. Things like bleeding and having to go back to the hospital after coming home, severe post partum which turned into hospitalized depression, 100+ lb weight gain that stuck around for years. My friend who is a nurse was telling me just yesterday that she actually sees a lot of older women having children and how worrisome those deliveries can be. I’m saying this because I think it’s a real priority to make things as easy for you as possible. I’d get started now.

    Post # 13
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I personally would start now and take the chances that you may be pregnant at the wedding. Generally speaking, it takes a woman (younger than you, no offense) about 4-6 months, on average, to conceive. Even if you did conceive about a month or two prior, you shouldn’t be affected enough physically to have issues with fitting into your dress.

    As you probably know, women over 35 have a more challenging time when TTC. As such, I think having the extra time by starting earlier is likely to your benefit. Here are some tips from the American Pregnancy Association to increase your chances. http://americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/ttc35.html

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Personally, I’d use another form of birth control until the wedding.  I wouldn’t want to potentially be pregnant over my wedding and honeymoon and be dealing with morning sickness and unable to enjoy a celebratory drink and such.

    If you get off the pill now, the next 4 months would give your body time to regulate itself after the 18 years you’ve spent on the pill.  You could even start temping/charting so that you’ll already know your cycle by the wedding and can start ASAP then.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    definitely start charting when you end your BC. it really helps you get to know your cycles. i also use OPK’s. i had the mirena until january so i’ve only been charting 2 cycles but it’s been so helpful so far. to be honest, i don’t temp at the same time everyday. it’s usually around the same time (between 5am-6am) and it hasn’t messed up my chart pattern. if you want to use OPK’s, get them from amazon. you can get a pack of 50 for $15-$20.

    http://www.amazon.com/Combo-Ovulation-Pregnancy-Test-Strips/dp/B0026995KO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363368970&sr=8-1&keywords=opk+test+strips

    good luck!!

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Would you be okay with being pregnant on your wedding day? If the answer is yes than I don’t see why not start TTC now.  However, I’m assuming that you polled because you want to know what each of us would do if in your situation. In my case I would probably get off BC, start tracking my period (and taking prenatals) and use some other form of protection not involving hormones.  Goodluck, this year sounds like it’ll be a fabulous one!

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