Things are different for every woman. The first time I stopped taking BC I got my period a few days later and lasted longer than usual (I wasn't TTC yet but was just couldn't get my pills before leaving on a long trip) . The second time I stopped, this time planned and hoping to conceive, I got my period on schedule and lighter - for the first several months it was crazy but it's more on a schedule now.
I suggest the same, wait it out, hope for the best but just be patient and talk to your doc when you find him and maybe take another test 2-3 weeks later if you haven't gotten your period and haven't found a new doc.View Thread
I've heard diet also has an impact on the sex of the child... I don't remember specifically but something along the lines of "if you eat more carbs (rice, potatoes, etc.) and protein (meats) you'll have a boy - if you consume less carbs and lean or no meats you'll have a girl"
(I don't particularly believe anything - I just want to be bless with having my own healthy kids.)View Thread
Mine is OK but I did notice that the two times that I've signed in, it is in September and not October... (Sept 1 was a Wednesday) and the first time I signed in I noticed the days were off, looked at my printed calendar and realized it was in September and I had to toggle to October.View Thread
Thanks for this! I found it really helpful. I have one question I've been wondering about lately; I'm still on BCPs and my doc suggested that I start prenatal vitamins as soon as I stop this pack, is it possible to start the prenatals earlier (before I finish these pills?
Also, I have read also about losing weight but I'm in a bit confused there... I'm 5'4, 143 lbs, technically by usual standards/charts I'm close to being overweight for my height, but I'm athletic/medium built and active, but I still worry about what if I gain TOO much with a baby.
My doc said to just keep doing what I'm doing, and the few people I've told about our plans also think I'm fine and don't need to lose weight. I am fine with the way I look, I've been 143 ( /- a few lbs) for the last 6 years, and if I lose some I'd only want to lose no more than 10lbs.
Part of me can't imagine me weighing 160 lbs even though I know it's the baby not me. Mainly I worry of the pressure on my knees, I injured myself years ago and sometimes my right knee hurts and I limp.
So my next two questions would be: What would you really suggest about how much should be lost before pregnancy (if any)? After I have conceived? Does your body adjust easily as weight is gained (regarding my knee issue)?
Lastly, I play soccer, my doc told me I can keep doing everything as normal - and I agreed, so that I don't let myself stress over whether I'm pregnant or not I will stay busy/active (as I have been for a while)... But I'm also kind of worried, what if I get pregnant, before I even know it, and I'm playing and I either fall or get hit, is the body strong enough and cushion enough to protect the baby forming inside me? And, until when is it safe to play?
Thank you in advance for any info you can give...View Thread