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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 10:09pm

Hey! Im new to TTC. This will be my first month off BC (been on for about 5+ years). So excited I finally convinced my hubby to let me go off the NuvaRing!!!! Currently on AF and have been really bad in the past about keeping track of my cycles so really have no idea how long my cycles are (I would get my period as soon as I remembered to take out the ring).

Any adivce would be great on starting TTC. My doc said at my last pap that I should start taking prenatals and she drew thryoid level and blood to make sure I wasn't anemic. Both those came back ok. I'm in my mid 20s and about 50lbs overweight but working on losing (weight watchers and the Y! lol)

According to her it should take 3-6 months to totally get my cycles straightened out without the BC since I've been on so long.

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In reply to: ash6159
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 11:25pm

Hello and welcome!

I'm also a newbie on my first cycle TTC. There's a really great book called Taking Charge of your Fertility by Toni Weschler that I've found to be very helpful for understanding the ins and outs of your cycle and how to chart it all so you know what your body is doing and when you're most fertile. I was amazed about how much I didn't know...and as a type A personality I like being able to chart and feel like I know what's going on. :)

The board is great about answering questions and giving info and it's a safe place to ask away.

Good luck and baby dust!

Mel

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In reply to: ash6159
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 12:09am

Welcome Ash - Sounds like your OB has you on the right track! Good luck to you, and don'y be shy about asking any and all questions that may come to your mind! We are all here for the support in getting our BFP's, so, join in the 20's and Bubbly buddy group and get to know the girls! :)

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In reply to: ash6159
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 12:58am

Hi Shana,

iVillage is doing something weird with my accounts today. My screen name is usually Melbeline, but for some reason it's going back to an OLD account and popping up here and there with Melanie215. Anyway...same person. :)

Mel

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Registered: 09-02-2003
In reply to: ash6159
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 7:51pm

Welcome to the board. Sounds like your doctor is getting you on track for TTC. The only suggestion I have is to invest in Ovulation Predictor. This will help you chart your ovulation. A basal body thermometer is also a good investment ($10) once your cycles are on track.

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In reply to: ash6159
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 8:15pm

Welcome Ash!

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Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:18pm

Thanks all!!!

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Registered: 02-09-2011
In reply to: ash6159
Sun, 07-10-2011 - 9:55pm
Welcome to the board!! You'll love all the ladies here as their all wonderful. Hope your stay is short n sweet & FX for a quick BFP!
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In reply to: ash6159
Thu, 07-14-2011 - 11:30pm
Welcome! I am returning to the board after a short hiatus...It it helps, I was on BCP for 14 years, went off and got PG the first month off (unfortunately the PG didn't stick so I am back). But the point is, my cycle went 100% back to normal in the first cycle...it can happen, but each person is different.

Hopefully you will find your cycle getting back to normal quickly and you get your BFP quickly! Unil then, I look forward to getting to know you better!
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