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Basal body temperature not rising: am I ovulating?

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I had been on Alesse for 7 years and stopped taking it on Dec. 9th, 2006. My husband and I would like to start a family. I had a "period" from Dec. 12th - 16th. I finally had a normal period from Jan. 18th - 24th. Since, then I have been tracking my basal body temperature and still have not seen the rise in temperature associated with ovulation. I had regular periods prior to going on the pill. Should I expect my regular periods to return? Is there a chance that I'm not ovulating? Please advise. Thank you.


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replied February 12th, 2007
Birth Control Answer A2327
No rise in temperature indicates lack of ovulation. Lack of ovulation is one of the expected, temporary side effects of coming off birth control pills. Periods are usually irregular or not present at all if there is no ovulation. Most of women require 2-3 months waiting time for their ovulation to return and to establish full fertilization ability. Two years is the maximum waiting period for establishing ovulation. You can wait for several months and then seek the counsel of your gynecologist.
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