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We would like to continue NFP now that our DD was born (3 mo), but my MW said I cannot rely on basal temperature nor cervical mucus anymore (b/c of hormone levels). So... what do we do? I haven't checked my cervix recently, but after reading all those posts about how the cervix has changed... will I be able to notice the change in my cervix to determine fertile/infertile days? Have you?

I could also track the DAYs since I am pretty regular... however, I don't even know when DAY 1 is.

I am on domperidone, and I know that affects the cycle... but, I do plan to be off sometime, hopefully soon. Hmmm, unless it affects my cervix, mucus, and temp too.

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I have always used NFP once my cycles resume and it works just fine! I get a nice chart pattern and obvious mucus (though I no longer temp and just do mucus.)

I think what she means is that you might miss the first ovulation and so need to be careful. We were always careful until the first period and regular cycle (first one is usually long and weird) and then just avoid fertile sex on mucus days.

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So it sounds like there is nothing I can do between birth and first cycle.
I've done NFP for 4 years... so, I'm familiar w/ NFP. I'm just interested in the part between now and when the cycle resumes. Hmmm, just be careful? *sigh*, not what I was hoping for. :-S

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So it sounds like there is nothing I can do between birth and first cycle.
I've done NFP for 4 years... so, I'm familiar w/ NFP. I'm just interested in the part between now and when the cycle resumes. Hmmm, just be careful? *sigh*, not what I was hoping for. :-S
Well, theoretically, you can temp and check mucus, but you don't have a day 1, and there are likely to be many stops and starts of the mucus before you actually O. I suppose you could abstain every day you get mucus, but you still might mess up.

FWIW, I never got pg before the 1st cycle, so I don't worry about it, but I was in a DDC with a woman who got pg when her baby was 3 weeks old... she has kids 9 months and 3 weeks apart... not what I would want!!!!!

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Moving to family planning

(and I also shared a ddc with someone who was pregnant at her 6 week pp visit!)

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