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.
Joined: 26 Mar 2009 18:25 Posts: 4779 Location: East Kilbride
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 xx
Joined: 29 Jun 2009 21:36 Posts: 8359 Location: South Shields - North East
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
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.
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.