TTC Journey… Opinions

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 2
10504 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Pump the brakes on that plan.

You should be taking prenatals for 3 months minimum before TTC. If you just stopped birth control in May it hasnt even been 3 months, and you haven’t even had 3 cycles off of hormones yet. Your body is figuring itself out. Don’t reintroduce synthetic hormones if you dont have to!

Post # 3
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

took me a full year to regulate off of birth control. I agree with 

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DrAtkins that your body is still figuring itself out. Hang in there! 

Post # 4
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Don’t go back on birth control right now. It will only make it harder for you to regulate later. 40 days is long, but not bad at all from just getting off birth control. Temping and OPKs will help you figure out when you are fertile, which helps with long cycles in case you get tired of BD every few days for 40 days straight. At CD11, you probably haven’t even ovulated yet, so there is absolutely no need to stress about being “out” thus cycle. If you are that stressed by temping and OPks, just stop for now and BD whenever you feel like it! Many, many people get pregnant just from stopping birth control and BD for a few months. Many people also have longer cycles when they start TTC because stress can delay ovulation. If you have several 40-50 day cycles over the next few months, temping will help confirm if you are actually ovulating or if your long cycles might point to something like PCOS. But there’s no need to stress about it just from one long cycle. 

Post # 5
5557 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

It’s weird to me why your doctor is confused and ordered all kinds of tests, you’ve only been off of it for a few months, I feel like my body is still regulating too, I stopped mine around the same time that you did

Post # 6
796 posts
Busy bee

I’d get a second medical opinion. Your doctor’s plan seems a little…ambitious given the circumstances.  

Post # 7
1449 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Your doctor seems a little…overzealous.  I would shop around for a new one.

Post # 8
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Totally agree with all pp, there’s no need to start taking such drastic action when you’ve only been off birth control for less than 3 months ! Just give your body time to readjust itself! 

Post # 9
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think you just need to give your body time to adjust. Lots of people have weird cycles coming off various types of birth control. If you had a 40 day cycle or even 30 days last time it’s unlikely anything would be happening yet, probably be ovulating around day 15-16 or day 25 ish depending. Definitely good you’ll be testing to see what’s happening, but it sounds way too soon to be putting you BACK on birth control (and then when you come off that in 3 months probably have to regulate again). 

Post # 10
7150 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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lovingbee34 :  I would probably just hold off on going back to your doctor and try without his help for awhile.  If you don’t have a period for 60+ days, only then would I be a bit concerned.

Post # 11
204 posts
Helper bee

It took my body a year to regulate to a “normal” cycle (26-32 days depending on the month, usually 28-30 with the occasional couple days earlier or couple days later). In that time, I had cycles as short as 24 days and as long as 75 (about six months after stopping BC…not pregnant, just no period for 2.5 months). I also know people who stopped BC and went back to their textbook 28 day cycles immediately. One 10 day late period is nothing to be overly alarmed about in my opinion. Your body is still regulating or a ton of other things can delay your period (stress does it to me). I wouldn’t go back on BC yet as it could just start the regulating process all over again. Also 100% agree with PP on the prenatal vitamins for 3 months before conceiving if you’re not already doing that.

Post # 12
9802 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Find a new doctor

Post # 13
921 posts
Busy bee

Agreeing with all the PPs here. This is ridiculous. 

Post # 14
2684 posts
Sugar bee

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lovingbee34 :  do NOT go back on birth control (synthetic hormones) to “regulate” your cycle. No. No. No. That’s not how it works. Your body is probably just starting to get rid of the hormones from the nuvaring. It may take a while to get things back on track by itself, because your body was used to you controlling when your nuvaring was taken out and put back in. Start taking prenatals if you haven’t already, and work in figuring out ovulation timing. You’re not out yet on CD11, because you likely haven’t ovulated or even had an LH surge yet. 

A good book to read is Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I got mine used on eBay for less than $10. 

Post # 15
921 posts
Busy bee

Now that I’m looking at your previous posts… you were given all of this same advice already about 2 weeks ago. 

More meds are not going to help with anything at this point. 

It takes a healthy couple up to 12 months to get pregnant. 

You are only 26. You have plenty of time to get pregnant and you need to give your body that time to regulate. 


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