- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
DH knows I’ve been thinking about it more but don’t bring it up too often to him.. Sometimes it happens depending on the situation and he seems OK with it.. Just don’t want to scare him away either by going too crazy 😉
I was on the pill/ring for over 11 years and briefly went off it for a couple months last year.. I got my period the first month, but my O date changed and my cycles were different length for the first couple months.. So it wasn’t regular and nothing happened. But I do have a friend that went off the pill and became pregnant right away so you never know.
emilyjean89: Well you don’t have to worry about not eating red meat- as long as you’re not anemic, and if so you can just take iron supplements! I eat a bit of fish but no other meat, and I’m not concerned. I also don’t think it matters how long you were on the pill to get pregnant, but who knows.
I’ve been feeling really bummed out about TTC this week, but I’m not really sure why. I guess it’s just been long enough since I stopped the pill that I’m worried something is wrong. I’m going to make a doctor’s appointment for January, but I’m worried they will tell me to stop running and come back in 6 months, and then I’ll come back in 6 months and we’ll try something else, and next thing we know, I am 35 (and DH is 45!)! Can you tell I’m a worrier?? I also don’t want to stop running and gain weight, but obviously I would do it if that’s all it took. DH is totally fine with adoption so I’m worried he won’t want to spend the time, effort, and money this could take. I hope I’m getting worked up for nothing, but I would be beyond devastated if we couldn’t get pregnant, and we aren’t that young so I don’t want it to take years and years. Sorry to vent, I guess I’m just feeling sorry for myself!!
I just went back to your roll call, and I see that it’s only been 2 months since you stopped taking the pill. My OB told me 3-6 months is considered normal, and it can take up to a year. I wonder if the timeframe is different for different pills. Weren’t you on Loestrin? I think you were my bcp twin IIRC. I was on Loestrin for 10 years and didn’t get a withdrawal bleed while I was taking it. It took seven long months for my cycle to return, but it did return, and I’ve been ovulating regularly since then. My OB agreed to testing after 3 months since we were ready to TTC at that point and, in retrospect, I wish I had been patient a little longer instead of worrying myself and my Destination Wedding needlessly. My anxiety definitely affected our relationship.
I also wanted to say that *if* you don’t ovulate on your own after a year or so, there are relatively simple and cheap interventions that can help. My RE uses Femara/Letrozole (generic drug, copay around $10) plus the Ovidrel trigger shot (cost is around $100) to induce ovulation. That’s it! Much less costly and time intensive than interventions like IVF or adoption.
Finally, I don’t think your doctor will tell you to stop running altogether. I’m not as thin/active as you are, but my RE recommended limiting cardio to 30-40 minutes 3-4 times per week. He explicitly said that he was not telling me to stop exercising, as exercise is healthy for mom and baby. I haven’t followed his recommendation to the letter because my cycle has been regular, but I did swap out some of my runs for lower intensity workouts (Zumba and yoga) and I don’t run longer than 4.5 mi anymore. What’s your weekly mileage?
PS. I just reread this post, and I realized that I tried to “fix” things when all you probably wanted was a safe space to vent! I’m going to post it anyway, but feel free to ignore everything after the word “Hugs!”
meanwhile I am so glad I found this thread. All the baby rabies stories make me smile to know I am not alone!
I have to say I’m not a big fan of this whole charting/ TTA business. I honestly just want to NTNP because after a week of the stress of charting and tracking everything I’m so over it. I really don’t know if I want to chart when we’re officially TTC because of the stress that this is causing me. I’m hoping that as I chart more and figure out my cycle that this will get less stresful.
I also have to be careful about how much I talk about it. DH definitely gets this deer-in-the-headlights look if I start bringing it up too much. However, we have agreed that I would not tell anyone (including my parents) that we are planning on TTC in April. Based on this agreement, I have told him that he needs to be more open to talking about baby stuff because I need someone to talk to about it.
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