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Getting pregnant after Birth control pills
amarilys posted:

My name is Valerie. I am 33 years old. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for the last 6 months with no success. A little background on me: I stopped the pill in early January of this year due to a blood clot in my calf (I was later diagnosed with 2 gene mutations causing clotting disorders) and I have been on blood thinners ever since. I am taking Lovenox injections due to our trying to conceive as this medication is safe for an unborn baby since it does not cross the placental barrier.
I have been paying attention to the different fertility signs and using OPKs. Last month is the very first month that my OPK actually showed one line darker than the other (test line darker than control line), which I know means ovulation would happen within the next 48 hours. Last month is also the first time I've noticed fertile CM (the egg white quality type).
So here is what I am wondering: Could it be possible that it took 8 months for my cycles to regulate themselves after being on the pill (I was on it on and off for 16+ years)? My cycles are fairly regular, ranging from 29 to 32 days. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you for your time

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