Post # 1
So we are TTC starting May 2017.
I am super excited. Hubby finally told me he was ready and wanted to start. I just have a few questions for you seasoned bees. As I am a first timer at this and as much as I am excited I am super nervous too.
I am on BC and was told to stop and wait ideally 3 months before trying, can anyone elaborate on this?
My doctor already gave me prenatal vitamins.
I am on heart medication and I was told 3 months. So I have stopped them already.
Does anybody have any advice, things I should do?
Post # 2
I think you’re doing all you can do. Definitely stop BC because it could take months for your cycle to regulate (for most it only takes a few months). I’d also track your cycles using an app like Ovia. When it comes time to trying, you could get cheap ovulation tests (OPKs, Wondfo is a good brand) on Amazon to confirm whether you’re ovulating. You should have sex in the days before AND after ovulation. That’s all I did! Some temp but I wanted to try to do it with just OPKs and since that worked, I didn’t have to go through the hassle of temping, but it would have come in handy if I was having trouble I think!
Post # 3
Giving yourself 3 months to regulate is very useful. It took mine about that long to get back to normal. For me, I took prenatals 2 months before I conceived and I used opk’s and the fertility friend app. I got pregnant on our second month trying from having sex on the 2 days the opk’s were positive and then the day after that (so 3 in a row). Good luck!!
Post # 4
Go off birth control when you are ready to conceive. We went off and got pregnant immediately. Within two weeks. My doctor had the same advice. And relax. This is supposed to be fun!
Post # 5
i think stopping BC now to let your body regulate would be most helpful. yes you could get pregnant now, but that would require not using a back up method.
i went of BC is june after honeymoon and between condoms and withdrawal (mostly withdrawal) successfully avoided pregnancy and we are ready to ttc now. i am glad my body had time to regulate and i could learn more about my cycle