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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 11:56am
Hi ladies - I've just stumbled across this forum by accident but I think I've found what I'm looking for! I'm still ebf'ing my 9mo DS and we are TTC our second but im not ovulating. Apart from weaning what can I/we do to get my cycle back on track? Help!!
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Registered: 01-24-2012
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 10:32am
Hi there, and welcome to the forum. The first thing you should do is read through the ttc while bf fact sheet on this part of the forum. There are lots of ideas and stuff you can do to nudge your body in the right direction. From what I understand the average time for AF to return is more than a year but there are always exceptions. Good luck! Jade xx
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Registered: 11-13-2008
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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 12:07pm
Welcome to the board, it's great to have you here! I second the recommendation to read the fact sheet, here is a link to it: http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/TTC-Charts-Information/TTC-WHILE-BREASTFEEDING-FACT-SHEET/m-p/64869248#M6734

There is some great information contained in it. Good luck :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 06-02-2010
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Wed, 08-22-2012 - 1:35pm
Welcome! The fact sheet is really awesome. There are also lots of grad stories below- those might be helpful to read. We all shared how we got our BFP.

:smileyhappy:
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Registered: 06-01-2004
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 2:49am
Hello and welcome to our board :smileyhappy: I see that you have been pointed in the right direction (to our helpful fact sheet)...hopefully this gives you a good starting point. I have been hanging on this board for many, many years (!) and can tell you that many women on average seem to start cycling again at 14 - 16 months PP (myself included) while still nursing quite extensively......some earlier, some later , but certainly that seems the average. Many of us use OPK's (you can buy them bulk for cheap on the internet) and temp/chart, track CM to see when our fertility is coming back...the herb vitex is used by many too to try and coax AF back with lots of success in getting AF back and evening out cycles/lengthening luteal phase etc. What works the most unfortunately is good old fashioned time and patience.....which is the hardest to deal with when we want something so badly but don't want to give up the nursing that is also so very important to us and our babes. I hope you get AF back soon and she leaves again quickly for at least another 9 months :smileyhappy: In the meantime, stick with us here to share the journey's up and downs......and please ask any questions you might have after reading our little trick sheet.
Jasmine
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Registered: 08-24-2006
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 9:36am
Hi! I am new too! I am TTC #2 too but no AF. My son is 2 years old and still nursing around the clock. I am excited to try some of the suggestions on the fact sheet to see if I can help things along a bit.
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Registered: 03-30-2012
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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 10:09am

Welcome to our board Mrs B!  As you are only 9 months post partum and are still EB you may have to wait for a few more months to see AF show up.  I know it seems like ages and ages when you're desperate to start on number 2, but why give up on such a good breastfeeding relationship if it is working well? The time will fly by I promise you.  I started TTC no. 2 at 9 months, but AF didn't show up until 15 months in the end.  I then had 2 long cycles and got pregnant on the third cycle :-)

When I got tired of waiting for AF to show up at 12 months I reduced DDs feeds until she was getting just 2 a day by 13 months.  I think I started taking Vitex at that point and AF showed up 2 months later.  Although I wanted a close age gap, I am so glad that I stuck with breastfeeding and haven't already got another babe in arms now with my chaotic 18 month old running around...that would be very hard!  My DH kept mentioning weaning every now and then while I was waiting for AF to return but I kept reminding him how important breatsfeeding is for the little one, even beyond a year.  This reminded me of why I was doing it and in the end I just accepted that I would have to just be patient and wait for nature to run it's course.  Stick with us, we will give you lots of support and there is a wealth of experience on here which I found totally invaluable.

Good luck and baby dust x

Sophie