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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2012 10:24 
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Hi all, Im new so just want to introduce myself. Im married four years and have been trying for a baby just all of three week and im already stressed with so much information in my head and things to do and not to do to concieve.

I stopped my pill and a few days later on 21st December as usual had my break bleed. According to all the charts my ovulation date was 14 days later, so around that time I had a lot of cramps, pain in my boobs etc and made love with my husband on all the days I was told I was fertile. I was going on the fact that I had always been 28 day cycle so I was due my period on the 18th January, which I have not yet got four days on. My cramps, pains etc dissappered about a few days before the 18th and I have had no symptoms since. I did a pregnancy test yesterday and it was negative.

So my questions is, I assume I am no longer a 28 days cycle and will just have to wait for my period to come. How do I now judge my ovulation date if my periods are not regular. Could I be pregnant and need to do another test next week?

If I do not get my period does that mean I am not ovulating? Should I start using the ovulation sticks or is it to early?

Apologies for all the questions, I dont have a lot of friends to discuss this with so anyones advice would be greatly welcomed.



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Annmarie.


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Firstly welcome the to the site. I'm Fiona or Fee, mummy to 3 year old Ella and 10 month old twins Abbie and Katie.
When you come off the pill it takes a few months to settle everything down. So you may get extra bleeds or less. Sometimes this takes a few months to settle ( I was told up to about 6)
Personally when trying to conceive Ella we bought the ovulation sticks and thermometer. We spent prob well over £150 on ovulation kits, etc. Never once did any of the sticks, or thermometer show that I was ever ovulating. We tried for almost 15 months to conceive Ella. Eventually Drs started investigating the problem and it happened for us. The only advice I can give when TTC is to stop trying. Enjoy, and dont actually think about trying. We weren't even trying (OK I was still on the pill) and we surpised ourselves by finding out I was pregnant - bigger surprise was it was twins :lol: :lol:
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Fi's right, it takes up to 6 months for your body to get back to normal- sometimes longer depending on how long you have been using contraception for.
I've never used any sort of ovulation tests/kits so not really sure about those sorry. Just try and enjoy it and not think about ttc too much. It will eventually happen. Hope you get your BFP soon :D

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Thanks, I realised yesterday that it is only been two weeks and Im getting myself stressed out already. That like you said I need to take it easy and just enjoy the journey and wait a few months till Im regular again. I think im reading to much and all the different webs sites are filling me with to much info making me paniac.

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I know what you mean, there's so much online which you end up reading and stressing yourself out. The root of all evil at times the Internet as I say lol :lol:

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I did a test four days after I was supposedly due my period. Should I do one again or just assume my period is late due to it been my first period after going on the pill? Dont have a lot of money so dont want to be buying tests if its not necessary. Its day 6 days late now and no symptoms of me even getting my period.

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