Another newbie--birth control question
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|Sun, 09-28-2008 - 8:10pm|
I’m Kylie and I’m new here (except for lurking some recently). I am mostly a lurker and don’t do a lot of board posting, but I thought I should pop in and introduce myself, especially since I have a few questions to get me started.
My FH Brian and I are set to tie the knot in June and to start trying not long after that. Actually we would both probably be comfortable going ahead now, but our families are sort of traditional and we don’t want to give anyone heart attacks by having a very pregnant (or even nursing) bride, hehehe. Anyway, I figured I needed to start learning how to get quick and healthy results once we are husband and wife.
The main question I have is how long I should be off the pill before we start trying. I have read everything from “three months” to “it doesn’t matter.” I gather that the big reason for the three month delay is so you can date your conception accurately, yes? Is there any health risk to the baby by cutting things closer? I would really like to use the pill to time my periods so we won’t have Aunt Flo along for the honeymoon, but if I stay on them til the wedding, I’m wondering how soon afterwards I could go off and safely conceive. Before the pill I was already very regular but I understand that when you go off your cycles can be strange for a while, so I’d rather not gamble with the honeymoon.
Also, just to make sure my family doesn’t get a surprise, :-) FH ususally uses condoms during my most fertile days, though neither of us likes them. If we quit using them, how much safety factor do we lose? (Keeping in mind that a whoops wouldn’t be the end of the world).
OK, that’s my inaugural post. Thanks for any input!