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01/06/2015 at 11:13
I have been on the pill for 14 years and have just come off to try for my first baby.
Who knew that it would be so tough in the first month?
It's been an emotional roller coaster. Although I never thought I'd get pregnant straight away I managed to convince myself that I had.
In the week before my period was due, I started spotting. I then read online that this is common after conception. In the days following I had very sore boobs, some tummy cramps and feeling super emotional.
My period was two days late so of course not pregnant, but when it arrived it was hellish! So heavy, very very painful and made me even more emotional. I had no idea this would happen when I decided to come off the pill.
Now I'm confused, because my period was two days late, does this mean that my cycle is 30 days insread of 28 days? If it is 30 days, should I still be trying to convieve 2 weeks after the first day of this period?
01/06/2015 at 14:26
I would go another few cycles before deciding the length of your cycle off of the pill. It may take a few months to settle down.
Dont forget that a period on the pill isn't a real period as the pull stops you from ovulating.
I didn't go back on the pill after my second daughter was born and i'm definitely more emotional and get pretty on edge around the time it's due. So much so I'm thinking of going back on it again as we won't be ttc any time soon.
01/06/2015 at 14:27
Sorry for typos. I wish this forum would let you edit posts!!!!
01/06/2015 at 14:31
Thanks. I am just trying to figure out when we should have our 'early nights.'
I think I'll stick to the every other day rule and see how it goes
01/06/2015 at 14:52
That sounds like a good plan! If you're in the first few months of ttc I wouldn't worry too much about pin pointing ovulation just enjoy the 'early nights'
i fell pregnant with both my daughters two months after coming off of the pill. The first time i'd been on it for 12 years. We did it every couple of days around two weeks after period started. But I didn't really track my cycle.
good luck x
01/06/2015 at 16:04
Hi mrs1986 I would agree with the above and say not to stress out over it for atleast 6 months .. give yourself 6 months before you start with opks or any of that .. as far as when you might concieve it varys from person to person for me personally it has been 11 months of trying now for my first .. It can take time so its better to prepare yourself.. I hope you get our bfp soon just enjoy your time dont stress over it
01/06/2015 at 17:51
I am looking forward to seeing some good news from you MandyN! X
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