I just wanted to start a thread (maybe there are old ones) on how to prepare for the "return to fertility" after having a baby :)
My DS just turned one, and I am starting to feel signs that lead me to believe that I may see AF return in the not too distant future. DH and I conceived DS without planning, so I have not been truly acquainted with my own inner workings. We avoided pregnancy before by assuming I had an average cycle and using the "pull and pray" method, and I got pregnant when my DH decided on a whim that he was ready to give it a shot. (We had been talking on and off about trying).
So, what i want to know is, how do i get myself in good shape to TTC again? I don't necessarily want to TRY try right now, I just would like to do things to get my body in a good place so that when we are ready to try we have the best chance at a healthy pregnancy. Or even how to know how to anticipate the return of AF. i may even want to avoid for a little while longer since DS isn't eating a whole lot of solids yet.
Anyway, anybody have any advice? anyone else in the same place? what are your thoughts??
Mommy to DS born 11-10-10 And DD born 6-3-13
I think the best way to prepare for and anticipate returning fertility is to chart your fertility symptoms. I use the Creighton Model, but there is a vast array of methods to choose from. Knowing exactly what your body is doing, reproductive-system-wise, is really helpful. Take a peek at the TTC and TTA threads....
Wife to DH from Mexico, and mother to DD (01/10); DS (09/11); and one on the way (03 or 04/14)