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Old Jul 27th, 2017, 06:57 AM   1
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Where do I start...

So I should be able to answer my own question seeming as I've had 4 pregnancies and 2 children but unfortunately I am still a little puzzled.
So I've been on the pill for 9months (since ds was born) I had random bleeding while on it. I would bleed for weeks at a time then nothing for weeks. I stopped taking the pill on 14th (13 days ago) I got my withdrawal bleed yesterday. I have Dtd in between stopping the pill and getting my withdrawal bleed and so it's obvious I'm not pregnant.
How would I work out when I'm ovulating as I have never used OPK's.
How long did it take any of you ladies to conceive after stopping the pill?

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Old Jul 28th, 2017, 14:08 PM   2
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I didn't get my BFP until over a year after coming off the pill, but we were NTNP and sometimes even preventing in that time. I did get a BFP the first cycle we actively tried, though.

As for ovulation, pay attention to your CM, that'll give you a window when you might be ovulating and an idea when to test.

For OPK, it really depends on how big of a hurry you're in and your OPK budget! I'd personally wait until after you get AF (not just withdrawal bleed) so you're not using a ton of tests in case your cycle's still wonky and long. But if you're ready to start testing ASAP, begin 8-10 days after your withdrawal bleed started.

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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 05:48 AM   3
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Hey Megan91,

I'm in the same boat as you. No kiddiewinks but have recently come off the pill.

My cycles kicked straight back in with a 28 days cycle. I can tell when I'm ovulating as I get a dull ache on the side where the egg is being released.

I also use an app to predict my cycles and ovulation. It's not guaranteed but as we aren't really 'trying' right now, it works for me

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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 15:11 PM   4
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For me, last time I was TTC I got pregnant first month after coming off the pill but sadly that ended in a mc. Then my body went straight back to regular 28 day cycles.
I thought it would be the same this time but first month off the pill and I don't know if I've actually ovulated yet. If I was regular I should have got AF or I'd hope a positive test but neither so far. I'm on CD 29 now so I'm hoping it's not going to be a long cycle as I've never experienced it before as I've always been bang on regular.

I've bought some cheap opk to start testing after I have my period. I got them cheap off ebay so I don't mind using them up.

I'd get a good app to record stuff and start with opk about CD10 for a week to see if you O then. It's hard to know for definite though

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