Long story short- after the birth of my second child this past spring we opted for the mirena IUD. On September 24th I had it removed after having my hair fall out, depression, a huge weight gain and what we thought was a PID infection but was really my body trying to reject the darn thing. All the pain , daily heavy bleeding and moodiness went away in just a day or two and honestly I feel like I have stepped out of a fog.
My husband and I decided that we were done with hormonal birth control and that we would try to time my cycles as he doesn't like condoms and honestly if we ended up getting pregnant it would only be a few months earlier then we had intended to start trying anyway. I am still trying to knock off the thirty pounds I gained in the three months after my IUD placement so I would personally prefer not to get pregnant now if I can avoid it.
With that in mind I started a chart to figure out my safe days , not safe days and the window to test for ovulation so I could chart that and keep up with it in the mean time. I started my period 9/25 and assumed based on the averages and the info available for NFP sources that I would be feasably safe until through 10-1 and that we would abstain or use spermicide from 10/2- 10/13 so that there wouldn't be any live sperm left any time near when theoretically I should ovulate. I boughtt a testing kit so I could find out when my LH spike happened and fine tune our charting.
I followed the instructions from the box which said you can start to test 10 and 11 days after AF. It had a faint but definately legible positive. So I think I might have messed up. We had sex last 10-1 and I know given the right conditions sperm can live for a bit. I'm confused about ovulation. Is it normal to ovulate 10 days after AF? Could I have ovulated already during what I thought was a safe period? I'm assuming that these tests only pick up the spike, whether it is before or after ovulation?
Again my world would not end if we were pregnant but if there is anyone who can offer some advice for planning better in the future if we are ok I would appreciate it.
Thanks in advance,