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25/08/2013 at 18:49
hi , im wondering if anyone can share advice with me .... im 27 and have been on the pill for 10 years, i have no children and me and my partner decided it was "time" to start planning for a family... i came off my pill at the end of the packet in mid june, since then i have only had 1 period which was quite a light one and lasted only for about 3 days this was 12 days ago now. i know nothing about this kind of thing is it true u can only get pregnant for just 2 days out of the whole "normal cycle" month???!! and has anyone got any tips on what i should be doing? also i have no idea when i am overlating due to me just coming off the pill recently and my periods were all over the show before pill too x
25/08/2013 at 19:36
You can only get pregnant at ovulation time so getting an ovulation kit is a good way to pinpoint. That saod sperm can live inside you for days so you can still fall pregnant if youve had sex several days before ovulation. The kits work like a preg test where you pee on a stick and it finds the hormone that is released around ovulation time. For a 28 day cycle ovulation happens approx mid month, around day 14 but is very much dependant on individuals. You can get ovulation kits in boots superdrug etc. They arent expensive if you buy own brand ones. After ovulation if the egg has successfully been fertilized it takes around the two week mark to implant and show positive on a preg test, although some women will get a posituve result sooner. Hope that helps. X
25/08/2013 at 20:04
You can only get pregnant by having sex during your fertile time, which is the day of ovulation and about 3-5days before ovulation, because sperm can survive up to 7 days in a womans body but an egg only lives for 12-24 hours, so the closer to ovulation you have sex the higher chance you have of conceiving. Best thing for you to do because you dont know your ov date is tey to have sex every other day so you dont miss that egg! you can also monitor your fertility with ovulation predictor kits, observing your cervical fluid which will become clearer and more stretchy or watery towards ovulation, another great way is by recording your basal body temperature every morning at the same time, and plotting it in a chart (click on my link in signature for an example) thiscwill give you a clearer idea of what your body gets up to each month! It cant predict ovulation though, only confirm when it has occurred by a clear and sustained temperature shift. Lots of luck and baby dust to yyou hun! ladies on here are brilliant xxx
Damn, took me so long to write that message (had to tuck dd in halfway through) that you beat me to it Rose haha! xx
25/08/2013 at 20:48
Sorry bellas mummy you have covered lots too. Hopefully between us weve provided lots of info!x
25/08/2013 at 23:45
Ah no need for apologies, we're all here to offer advice after all! Hope you're ok xx
26/08/2013 at 17:28
thank u ladies!! i really have no idea about any of this kind of thing. i thought you could get pregnant all month apart from when you are on your period. i sound so dumb!! lol i purchased some ovulation kits last month..... tested for 20 days and saw no smiley face, that was before i got my 1st period after stopping pill, i just want my cycle to become regular so i can keep track!! and they cost a bomb! i hear it takes time for your body to adjust after the pill so guess i will just have to wait and in the mean time take on board what u ladies have said, seems as though everywhere i look everyone is pregnant and im soooo impatient!! , thank you also this website seems to cover everything!! really useful. x
26/08/2013 at 18:30
p.s does anyone know how much the clear blue ovulation ones are?? x
26/08/2013 at 20:14
The thing that tells you most about your body is you really There's an incredible book called Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and it is honestly the best, BEST thing I ever bought to do with trying to conceive. It outlines everything you could possibly wish to know and if it doesn't, it tells you where to go to find the info. It cost me about £12 (it's a MASSIVE book) so in comparison to ClearBlue fertility monitors, ovulation sticks and everything else, it's a bargain. I know more about my cycle from taking my temperature and monitoring what my body is telling me than I have from peeing on any stick, haha! I'm not blessed with regular cycles either (6 months off the pill and cycles still all over) but my doing my temperature, it's pretty clear as to whether I've ovulated, and therefore whether and when I'll get my period.
Plus all us ladies are on here, so the book plus us lot - you're not going to be in need, haha! There's always someone who knows an answer xx
27/08/2013 at 09:57
I found temping the most relaible way to detect when your O is. You need to remember about this everyday, though it's not that annoying as it may seem at first. But it's worth it!
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