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When am I safe to start trying?
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kaimemo posted:
Hello Everyone,

My boyfriend and I just decided to start trying to conceive. This isn't my first child, I'm mother to a 6 yr old. My first pregnancy was a complete surprise. When I found out I was pregnant I was shocked because of how irregular my period was then. I got pregnant in April 2007 but my last period before getting pregnant was in November 2006. I was on birth control for 6 months (since June 2013) and recently stopped taking them. My last active pill was on 01/18/14. During the previous pack I was on vacation and wanted to skip my period completely, so I skipped the inactive pills and started the new pack on 12/29/13. I started spotting on 01/01/14 and haven't stopped since. I had heavy flow on 01/23/14 and it lasted 2 days. The start of the heavy flow would be the day my period should start according to the pack I just finished. Now that I'm off the pills completely, my question is... When is it safe to start trying to conceive??

Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
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tlkittycat1968 responded:
You can start trying right away though some doctors recommend waiting 2-3 non-birth control cycles so the pregnancy will be easier to date.

Also, remember that some women take a few months before they start ovulating after going off the pill so you may not have a period for a few months.
 
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kaimemo replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
Thanks for the feedback kittycat1968. I'm very anxious but want to make sure I have a safe pregnancy if and when we do get pregnant.


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