I recently decided to go off BC after 8 years.. not because I want to conceive, but because I want to take a break from all the hormones!! For the past 3 months, I have been waiting to get Mirena, however my insurance has been giving me a hard time. I have also been charting (NFP) for these past 3 months, thanks to Taking Charge of Your Fertility. DBF and I have been using the withdrawal method along with NFP and have tried to be more careful during my fertile phase.
No pregnancies since going off BC, HOWEVER - this month I ovulated around October 15th, and DBF and I were intimate the 14th, 15th, and 17th. I have been feeling so awful these past few days. Yesterday I slept in until noon, napped from 5-9PM, then went to bed around 2AM and slept until 2PM today. I had a slight fever yesterday, but I feel a little better today. I am not one to sleep for hours on end. Could be that my body was fighting off an illness, but I'm more nervous about being pregnant than I have been in a long time.
QUESTION: Have any of you experienced the above symptoms a week or so after becoming pregnant?
I don't think the withdrawal method is something we're going to stick with, as I said, I'm waiting to get Mirena. I have not had any children - can't WAIT to be a mommy someday soon, but right now is just not the right time. I suppose it is irresponsible of us to be using withdrawal, ESPECIALLY during ovulation. Sure there are other ways in which we can please each other, but nothing is as wonderful as natural love making ^.^
I'm sure many women here experience the same toss-up; sure, it's effective most of the time, but I think we need to be able to accept a possible pregnancy.
Happy excited Mama! Evelyn Isabel born March 12, 2010!