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29/04/2015 at 09:26
I'm mainly a lurker and am a regular over on Hitched,
We're going on holiday to Corfu on the 2nd July for a week which I think will coincide with my period. DAMN IT!!!
We had said that we would start TTC whilst on holiday, or just after but if I take Norethisterone to delay my period, will this interact in anyway with TTC? I have done a quick google and apparently the interactions are to do with producing milk, rather than anything more serious to do with formation etc AND that you can still get pregnant while taking Norethisterone..
Any advice/experience etc?
Many thanks x
29/04/2015 at 11:46
Hello & Welcome - love your avatar!
I have no experience myself but I recall reading other people's posts about Norethisterone (mainly on Hitched, funnily enough!) I believe your period will start after you stop taking them (within a few days anyway) and you should be good to go with TTC'ing afterwards. I don't believe there to be any side effects relating to TTC'ing specifically because I think this is used during IVF cycles and for women with PCOS who are TTC'ing. Assuming you've taken the pill before with no side effects you should be fine! Norethisterone is higher levels of progesterone which is how they keep your period away.
Are your periods regular right now?
30/04/2015 at 12:51
Hello! My periods are mostly regular, however this month I was a week early, no idea why!
30/04/2015 at 13:25
You may have ovulated earlier - I would recommend tracking your period start and end before you ttc - it jsut makes it that easier for yourself to spot any issues plus you'll be able to hazard a guess as to when to DTD so you can cover ov!
06/05/2015 at 11:29
Gosh! It's all so confusing and new! Can you recommend anything to help keep a track? Or how I should be working all of this out? x
06/05/2015 at 12:39
Ovulation kits and temping can be quite helpful but both have their pros and cons. Temping will tell you when you have ovulated as it detects the increase in your basal body temp but it only happens after the event so using ovulation kits (opks) can help you determine when you are about to ovulate. If you use an app like Fertility friend, that will track your cycles and, once it's got to 'know' you, it will predict when it thinks you will ovulate next cycle.
There's a helpful thread on temping here: mumdrum.com/.../17803.aspx
And an article on opks here: www.babycentre.co.uk/.../how-to-use-ovulation-predictor-kits
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