Post # 31
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
I was off the pill six months and my cycles were still irregular. It can take up to a year. I have no idea why your doctor would put you back on BC, that’s such a flawed way of trying to regulate.
Keep using the OPKs they’re your best shot at conceiving!
Post # 32
You are setting yourself up for a very long and stressful process full of unnecessary interventions IMO.
You’ve had one late period. That’s nothing. Mine range from 30-36 and that is NORMAL. Totally normal. And it took me at least 4 months for my body to regulate after stopping birth control, so there were some even longer ones in there.
I would back waaaaaaaaay off. You’re 26! A perfectly normal, healthy couple can take up to a year to get pregnant. I’d take a step back and try to enjoy the process a little bit.
I absolutely would not go back on BCP. That’s totally ridiculous IMO.
Post # 33
I understand the desire to get pregnant ASAP once you decide that you are ready to start trying. But I say this as someone who has been TTC for 5 years…..please try to relax. Let your body do it’s thing and regulate itself, enjoy having sex with your husband. Be excited. Have fun!
Chances are you will be pregnant within the year, if not a few months. IF that doesn’t happen, TTC will become stressful and frustrating and you will enter the world of doctor’s appointments, blood tests, and medications. Don’t rush that process because once you’re infertile, you can’t ever go back to that exciting carefree period.
Post # 34
mkat37 : so true!! Thank you. Good luck to you! ❤️
Westwood : thanks for your input. I will enjoy the process.
Post # 35
You write that your period is late, but no mention of temping or charting. That’s the best way to know if you’re ovulating or not–no need for all these blood tests. I agree with PPs that your doc seems overzealous. You’ve been off BC for a hot minute, and your body is adjusting. It takes time.
My cycles are routinely over 50 days long so I understand the frustration with having to wait a long time for your fertile periods, but really just pump the brakes here.
Post # 36
Sorry, I didnt read all the responses, but I’m sure mine is similar.
Holy crap woman, ease up on the docs appointments, test, and getting on birth control to “regulate” again. Birth control does nothing to regulate anything after you stop it to try to get pregnant. It’s hormones to control that particular “cycle”. I would absolutely NOT get back on birth control for 3 months again after just stopping birth control! It’s prefectly normal for cycles to be whack after stopping birth control. My first 3 cycles were… about 90 days, 40 days (normal for me), then another 90 day one before it was “normal” for me. I know it sucks to wait, and it sucks for it not to work right away, but you’re perfectly in the realm of normal in TTC world right now. like you said, you’re young, a little patience is called for. I’d understand if you were like 40, but at 26, there’s no need for alarm yet.
Post # 37
pinkshoes : yes, waiting has not been easy. But I will stop overthinking it. Will keep using OPKs, and temping to try to find a pattern.