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    stopped birth control mid cycle
    tash4279 posted:
    My husband and I just decided a week ago that we were going to start TTC. I was about 7 days into my new birth control pack and threw the rest away. About 2 days later I started very light bleeding (what I would think was the withdrawl bleeding) - then the past 2 days have been much heavier (especially for me, as I tend to get very light periods). Does this bleeding "count" as a period? Could I assume that I will ovulate in a few weeks? I heard that it takes many women 2-3 months to regulate after going off the pill...since I started this bleeding right away, does that mean my chances of getting preggo sooner are better? Trying to figure out when this is!
    livnlrg1979 responded:
    It is hard to know when you are going to O the first month after you stop BC. I would just BD every other day until you can track it better. Also, there is a primer at the top of the posts that will help tons with the boards. Good Luck.
    tash4279 responded:
    You can tell I am a newby - ha! So what is the primer? And what does BD mean? Is there a place I can get up to speed on all of the abbreviations? :grin: Thanks for your help!!
    livnlrg1979 responded:
    If you haven't already looked...that is what the primer is :grin: It helps with all the abbreviations. I still look at it at times...sometimes I get baffled with WIGO...what is going on (I made that one up :sillygrin: )
    princessejoyeux responded:
    I myself stopped taking the pill in mid may- I *just* got a regular cycle with positive ovulation. When I started trying to conceive, I finished a whole pack, had a period, then about a week/10 days later, I had another cycle (which then turned out to be the regular one that I've been counting the last two months- they have been consistantly 25 days long, However, everyone is different you may not have any issues at all. My suggestion is to write everything down so you can figure everything out and count days etc. HTH and good luck to you!
    kseals responded:
    It's all confusing when you are a newbie. I'm ttc #2 and I still get confused. Try the website It has great tutorials on things you need to know for all of this to not be confusing! I would say that you should count the heavier bleeding as a period and try and track your cycle from there. It may take a few months for your cycle to regulate, so don't get discouraged!
    tash4279 responded:
    I Did get up to speed on the abbreviations - thanks all! And thanks for your feedback - this is so helpful! :sillygrin:

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