Ok, I stopped taking the pill in june. Since then, my cycles have been fairly regular--every 26-27 days. I am ovulating since I am charting my bbts and have gotten the temperature shift after ovulation. However, all my periods have been quite light for me. Last month it was a little heavier but still fairly light. I had one day of medium bleeding then it went to light/spotting. I only needed tampons the first 2 days (and lite tampons the second day). Then just pantyliners after that. My periods are fairly long--last about 6-7 days but after the 2nd day, it's almost all spotting.
I was definitely not like this before I was on the pill. I had a couple days of heavy bleeding, a couple days of medium, then a couple days of light.
So i'm wondering--do these light periods affect chances of pregnancy?
Also, if anyone here has had light periods after being on birth control, how long did it take for your periods to get back to normal? I'm 7 months off the pill and my periods still aren't normal!
I went off the seasonale in june so I feel your pain. I have been doing the same thing. I have only had to use one or two tampons each month--it's crazy. I will have one or two days of light bleeding or one day of light and one day of medium and then it will drag on with the spotting. Believe me, I think it's just our body's trying to get back to normal from the pill which can take some time. It is still possible to conceive. Jamerian-another girl on this forum-went of birth control in june as well. Her cycles were worse than ours and were about 51 days apart and she was still able to conceive. It takes the average couple 6 months to 1 year to conceive so just have fun and keep trying. It will come when it is time. Feel free to come here anytime for support.
Hi! I wouldn't worry about your light periods. As long as you are having regular periods (and even if you don't, it's no cause for alarm yet!!) and it sounds like your ovulating and charting, then you can get pregnant. Probably just hasn't been the right time for you yet! As mg said, I also came off the pill in june and had very long irregular periods....Every 51 days or so (i only had 3), and I just found out that I am pregnant about a week ago! It took the hubby and I 7 tries, so don't getr discouraged yet. If it's been a year or over and you have not gotten pregnant, then I would go in and talk to your family doctor about sending you and your partner to see a fertility specialist.
Good luck and baby dust to you!