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I am 21 my partner 28. I have been off of the pill for 6 months, but as my partner works away I only see him on the weekends and have been told this will drastically reduce the chance of pregnancy, is this true?

Also I normally have periods of 34-35 days. when i came off the pill my periods were:
1. 34 days
2. 35 days
3. 55 days
4. 37 days
5. 20 days (2 weeks early)
6. 22 days (2 weeks early)

however the last 2 periods have lasted 4-5 days but have been so light i havent needed to use a tampon or pantyliner, and i only bled when going to the loo. (mainly brown but also some red blood)

Can you help please.

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replied September 27th, 2011
Getting Pregnant Answer A27180
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Regular periods indicate that you are having regular and periodic ovulation. Changes in period pattern or menstrual cycle could be indicative of any other underlying problems. The lighter periods could also be suggestive of pregnancy if you have been sexually active (if your normal fertility has returned after stopping with birth control use). If you are planning for pregnancy, you should consider timing your intercourse during your fertile days preferably closer to your ovulation days. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict the ovulation and time the intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance.
Take care.

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