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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by WinterPrego View Post

 

Did you ever establish your BIP after your lochia flow stopped? My BIP was yellow tinged EWCM, which was really strange to me, because before pregnancy that would have meant extremely fertile!!! Anyway, I didn't get my period back until 14 1/2 months (2 weeks ago), and it still doesn't look like I'm even going to ovulate this cycle....? I don't know....still waiting to see what's going on!!

 

No...I'm starting to think it's slipprier than before though because it used to be a very obvious shift and now I'm constantly worried what I find is fertile CM. it's only been a couple of weeks since PP bleeding stopped, then I had a pap which I think mucked with things again, so really I've only had a week of un-interupted cervical CM.

 

I think I will reserve the freak outs for full-on stretchy EWCM and assume anything less is normal for now (if things continue how they are).

post #22 of 35

Subbing!  I'm on CD2.  28 days like clockwork -- but I got a temp shift last cycle!  I think I might have actually O'ed!!  My first 3 post partum cycles were annov.

post #23 of 35

Hey there, I just read TCOYF. I am getting married (!!!) in May, and the plan is for me to go off of hormonal birth control in October when DF (darling fiancé? Is that a thing? haha) is on tour in Europe and there won't be any chances of hiccups during the FAM earning curve. I wanted to introduce myself and not lurk, because I am going to begin "practicing" charting in September. (I know the hormones in the birth control mean that my body won't operate like it would naturally, but I want to get into the habit of temping and checking CM so it becomes second-nature by the time I start charting without being "under the influence" of The Pill. 

 

I'm inspired by everyone using NFP/FAM and am grateful to everyone posting so that I can learn and grow. I'm taking notes! notes2.gif

post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by IntownDoula View Post

Hey there, I just read TCOYF. I am getting married (!!!) in May, and the plan is for me to go off of hormonal birth control in October when DF (darling fiancé? Is that a thing? haha) is on tour in Europe and there won't be any chances of hiccups during the FAM earning curve. I wanted to introduce myself and not lurk, because I am going to begin "practicing" charting in September. (I know the hormones in the birth control mean that my body won't operate like it would naturally, but I want to get into the habit of temping and checking CM so it becomes second-nature by the time I start charting without being "under the influence" of The Pill. 

 

I'm inspired by everyone using NFP/FAM and am grateful to everyone posting so that I can learn and grow. I'm taking notes! notes2.gif

 

I've read a lot of great testimonials about women taking Vitex (an herb also called chaste tree berry) after coming off of hormonal birth control, and they said it regulated their cycles within 1-2 months after taking it! It may be worth trying, since I've heard that it can otherwise take 6 months or more on your own?? Good luck!  :)

post #25 of 35

The news at my post-op visit was relatively good. There was more tumor than they had initially thought, but it was still only borderline so I get to keep the other ovary for now. However, I will be going on the pill since suppressing ovulation reduces the chance of a recurrence. I appreciate all of the help and support y'all have offered while I was learning about FAM and through all of this.

post #26 of 35
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The news at my post-op visit was relatively good. There was more tumor than they had initially thought, but it was still only borderline so I get to keep the other ovary for now. However, I will be going on the pill since suppressing ovulation reduces the chance of a recurrence. I appreciate all of the help and support y'all have offered while I was learning about FAM and through all of this.

 

Glad to hear you still have your ovary for now.  Lots of good thoughts sending your way.

post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by IntownDoula View Post

Hey there, I just read TCOYF. I am getting married (!!!) in May, and the plan is for me to go off of hormonal birth control in October when DF (darling fiancé? Is that a thing? haha) is on tour in Europe and there won't be any chances of hiccups during the FAM earning curve. I wanted to introduce myself and not lurk, because I am going to begin "practicing" charting in September. (I know the hormones in the birth control mean that my body won't operate like it would naturally, but I want to get into the habit of temping and checking CM so it becomes second-nature by the time I start charting without being "under the influence" of The Pill. 

 

I'm inspired by everyone using NFP/FAM and am grateful to everyone posting so that I can learn and grow. I'm taking notes! notes2.gif

 

Welcome! I'll be sure to put your name on the list, although probably I'll just do all the updates starting on the September thread (when I post it in a few days).  It's great to have you here! 

post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by eirual View Post

Hello,

 

I'm going to join in here. DS2 is 8 weeks old, and this is a topic that's been on my mind. It's been about 6 years since reading TCOYF, so the nitty-gritties are a little blurred for me.

 

I had been charting for 5 years prior to conceiving DS2 (our back-up method when we knew I was fertile didn't exactly go as planned, then voila- pregnant!)

 

I've been getting the odd gob of EWCM, so I really should print off some more charts and start temp'ing. If you can link to any great resources for CTA PP, that would be great. I went 15 months before AF returned after DS1, so I'm hoping things will go that way again!

 

I could also use a reminder about the rule for how far after noticing EWCM you should wait to be safe.

 

Hoping to get back on track!!

 

So glad to have you in the group!  There are some knowledgeable ladies here who have a great wealth of information.  Make sure you check out the "Wikis" in the original post, those will be good to get you started  :)

post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by WinterPrego View Post

 

I've read a lot of great testimonials about women taking Vitex (an herb also called chaste tree berry) after coming off of hormonal birth control, and they said it regulated their cycles within 1-2 months after taking it! It may be worth trying, since I've heard that it can otherwise take 6 months or more on your own?? Good luck!  :)

Winter, I am going to read up on this! I would love to be on a regular cycle as soon as possible after all the hormones are out of my system. Thanks for the tip!

post #30 of 35

I know it's been slow around here lately, but we need a September thread!  Are you up to it dreamingtree, or shall someone else (or myself)?

post #31 of 35
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I know it's been slow around here lately, but we need a September thread!  Are you up to it dreamingtree, or shall someone else (or myself)?

I was just about to post that I need a volunteer to be the new thread mistress. I still want to be in the group but I just don't have the time. I just started nursing school! A little bit stressful and time consuming to say the least. Already my chart is looking crazy and anovulatory, too ;)

post #32 of 35

Hi!

 

I'm on the list, and while i lurk here, and intend to return and participate fully come March, i'm expecting (successful use of NFP to achieve without much forethought) at the end of Feb.  Came back to lurk here cause i miss the mamas!

 

 

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Originally Posted by newbiemama09 View Post

Just a random question for anyone out there... how long did you get back to "regular" cycles after PP? I know it's different for every woman, but I can not remember how long it took with DD and now I'm on cycle #1 after DS and I'm wondering what it was like for some of you.
 

 

i would start cycling at 6 months PP each time (4 little ones), but my cycle wasn't regulated to a normal (not extended) cycle til 12 months PP.  between 6-12 months (the reason i have 2 unplanned but greatly wanted little ones) was that i had a hard time charting these super-long cycles where it seemed like all i had was fertile mucus.  My cycles would start at something like 48-58 days, then shorter each cycle until in the 32 day range at 12 months- 13 months.  

post #33 of 35

New thread is up...I'll get to updating it properly later, right now I gotta go!

 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1362363/charting-to-avoid-fam-nfp-september-2012


Edited by mt_gooseberry - 9/4/12 at 7:12pm
post #34 of 35

Thought I would update....I'm pregnant with #2!!!  XD

post #35 of 35
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Congrats! That is so wonderful!

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