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Trying to Conceive First Child After BCP?

Currently TTC our first child. I stop taking BCP on July and I got my period on July 10,cycle length 37days. Aug 16, cycle length 29days. Sept 14 cycle length 34days. Oct 18 cycle length 29days which Nov 16 my period lasted only 3 days instead of my normal 5 days? Is it normal? Since my previous 4 cycles has been inconsistent. And how long does it takes to conceive after BCP? And furthermore I have no idea when I ovulate.
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replied November 23rd, 2012
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After stopping with the birth control pill use, your fertility may take a while to return back. The longer you have been on hormonal birth control use, the longer it would take your fertility/ovulation to return. If you have been trying for pregnancy, consider monitoring cervical mucus changes, cervix position, and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation (along with the follicular study if required) and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Do not change positions immediately after ejaculation, put pillows under buttocks to minimize semen spill, and avoid getting up within 30 minutes of ejaculation. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. On an average, women get pregnant within 3-4 months of trying. If you are not successful in your pregnancy plans within 6 months to 1 year’s time, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal derangements, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility (especially rule out acrosomal protein defect if all other parameters are normal). Treatment as indicated (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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replied November 27th, 2012
Noted with lots of thanks Smile
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