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I went off the birth control pill after being on it for about 15 years. Since I went off the pill, my cycles have been 38, 36, 31 and 37 days. When I saw my doctor she said I am probably not ovulating due to my cycles being long and irregular. We have

By Anonymous January 7, 2012 - 10:14am
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been trying to get pregnant for 4 months and nothing yet. I did an OPK one month and got all negatives...but my cycles are not regular so it is hard to know when to test. I don't remember what my cycles were like before the pill I only know that I did get a period every month. I am afraid I am not ovulating ....do I just wait it out or when should I seek my gyno's advice or tests? I don't really want to get too technical yet because that is stressful in itself, but at the same time I am afraid to wait in case there is something wrong that could be fixed. I will be turning 32 this year. Any advice?

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. You can always talk to your physician again but most people trying to get pregnant, try for at least a year...this is common so since you are at four months so far....be patient.


It will take some time for your body to get used to being off birth control and I know you are getting frustrated but keep trying...that's the best part of it.


I hope this helps and good luck.


January 7, 2012 - 10:30am
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