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28/10/2013 at 15:18
thought I'd finally post and introduce myself on here as been lurking for a while. ive been with my husband for over 10 years and we've been married since last August. I'm 27 and he's 29 and are ready to start a family. I've been on the pill since I was 15 with no break whatsoever and plan on finishing my last pack which means from early Dec we will be TTC.
I'm very excited but also very nervous, mainly because of money and the fact after 10 years of being just me and my husband there will be another person around! I guess that's normal though?
Just wondered if anyone else has any advice after coming off the pill for such a long time? Also when should I start taking folic acid? Now whilst Imstill on the pill or as soon as I finish my last pack?
Hopefully will post more soon once we are officially TTC
28/10/2013 at 15:28
Hi MrsL and welcome to MD.
I think pretty much everyone feels equal helpings of nerves and excitement when you decide to start trying for a family.
I was on the Pill for 16 years without a break and when I came off my first cycle was 39 days then they settled down eventually to around 30-33. Some ladies wait quite a while for that first period while others are quite quick - it really just depends.
I'd start taking folic acid just now. The recommendation is that you take it for at least 3 months prior to conceiving so I'd get it started as soon as possible if you are thinking you might be starting trying in early December.
There is a separate TTC board and there are daily threads over there that you might want to get involved in. MD is brilliant for help and support no matter what your circumstances are.
I hope your TTC journey is a short and smooth one xx
28/10/2013 at 15:42
All your worries sound very normal to me.
Like CA says, you should try to take folic acid for 3 months before conceiving, but don't worry you haven't already started taking it, just start from now.
Good luck TTCing x
28/10/2013 at 15:56
Nothing to add to the above, but wanted to say hello and welcome. Wishing you a short TTC journey x
28/10/2013 at 15:58
Thanks all :)
28/10/2013 at 16:14
Another one just wanting to say hello and wish you a short and smooth TTC journey! It's full of ups and downs and this is an excellent place to come during both! :)
28/10/2013 at 16:30
Just start taking folic acid now, as others have said 3 months before but not to worry. I was on my pill for 9 years with no break and then fell pregnant the month I came off!
Hope your ttc journey is a short one x
28/10/2013 at 17:38
Hello and welcome. As everyone else has said start taking folic acid now. I was also on the pill for a long time (around 12 years) with no break and fell pregnant second month of trying. Of course it has taken other people longer I'm just saying that actually it doesn't take long at all for the pill to leave your system. Good luck x
28/10/2013 at 19:16
Hello and welcome I wish you all the luck in the world with ttc x
28/10/2013 at 19:44
Wishing you lots of luck with your TTC journey hope its short for you xxx
28/10/2013 at 20:02
Hi and welcome. I was on the pill for 10 year without a break and my periods went back to normal straight away. I didnt even bother finishing the packet once we'd decided to start trying so i began taking folic acid straight away after finishing the pill. We were lucky to conceive on the second month of trying so I'd only been taking folic acid for 6 weeks or so but the doc said that was fine.
Best of luck for your TTC journey.
29/10/2013 at 08:57
29/10/2013 at 14:06
Thanks all xx
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