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Old 04-29-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Start charting; TCOYF was godsend for me... not only does the Fertility Awareness Method help you to achieve pregnancy when you want to, but it helps you to avoid pregnancy without the use of dangerous hormones later. Knowing your body and your cycles will also clue you in if there is a problem with ovulation or progesterone, making it unnecessary to wait a year before seeking help.

You didn't say if you were on hormonal bc before January, but if you were, it can take a while for your cycles to return to normal and for you to begin ovulating again. When I went off of the Pill, it took me a year to start ovulating, then another six months to get pregnant with my son. After that, though, I was able to get pregnant within two months each time we tried (three more pregnancies; one more baby and two miscarriages).
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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It only took me 2 weeks after getting off my pills.

But generally they tell you to wait at least 6-12 months before assuming their is a problem.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,
Thank you so much for your replies so far. I will definitely check out the book you guys mentioned. I forgot to add that I'm 22. Reps for all of you...
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:57 AM
 
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Also check what medications he is taking. Some of them have side effects that reduce his active sperm count. I know in our case we were trying for our second for months and it wasn't until I stopped one particular medication that it took. It turns out that the undocumented side effect of sterility was so prevalent that the pharmaceuticals are considering marketing it as a Pill for men.
I'm not on any medications, but my husband is on Prozac, 10mg. He had anxiety issues in the past and although he hasn't had a panic attack in more than a year, he still takes it. I think he'd do just fine without it, but it's his safety net. Maybe that can affect his sperm count? The only thing I take are vitamins.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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You didn't say if you were on hormonal bc before January, but if you were, it can take a while for your cycles to return to normal and for you to begin ovulating again. .
Hi TouchOfWhimsy,
I haven't been on the pill before January. I was contemplating taking the pill last year, before we had our "life in order", but I was never on it...Thank you for your reply.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Mebane
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It took me 2 years for my first, but only 4 months for my second. I charted using the Ovulation Calendar and Ovulation Chart - Fertility Charting website. I am still shocked when someone tells me that they got pregnant as soon as they wanted to, but I guess it really does happen that way for some people. Just not for most of us!
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Ontario
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and make sure your partners penis works
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Hi Everyone,
Thank you so much for your replies so far. I will definitely check out the book you guys mentioned. I forgot to add that I'm 22. Reps for all of you...
You are only 22, what is the rush? Enjoy your life as a couple. A child changes your world like you won't believe. Have fun now and worry about children later, there is plenty of time for that. JMO
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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You are only 22, what is the rush? Enjoy your life as a couple. A child changes your world like you won't believe. Have fun now and worry about children later, there is plenty of time for that. JMO
While I'm sure you think this is helpful, people can decide to have children whenever they want. I had my first at 22 and am very thankful that I did! I have fun with my kids, and I look forward to enjoying my grandchildren while I'm still fairly young. Furthermore, if there were a fertility problem, waiting 10 years is not going to make it any better.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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You are only 22, what is the rush? Enjoy your life as a couple. A child changes your world like you won't believe. Have fun now and worry about children later, there is plenty of time for that. JMO
Hi Suzie,
Thank you for your reply. I've been married since I was 18. We enjoy traveling and doing stuff together as a couple. However, we also feel that we're ready for the next stage in our lives - kid(s).
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