I am new to this forum and am looking forward to a place where I can express my thoughts as I am totally going through baby fever right now. I also look forward to reading others' experiences on this site....
I am 34 years old, recently married. I am going to try to start trying to conceive once I stop my birth control pills (placebo week ending this Aug. 6th.) I have been on birth control pills (microgestin fe) for approx. 15 years.
I know that that the length of time for being on the pills has no association to how long it takes to conceive once a woman stops taking the pills, but I am still concerned that it will take my body a while to start ovulating again, once I stop the pills. My other concern is my weight. I am 4'11" and weigh approx. 93 lbs. I am definitely going to try to gain weight this month because I know that being at a lower weight may affect my ability to ovulate. I exercise on the elliptical moderately about 3-4 times a week and am cutting that down to twice per week.
I am really hoping to get pregnant right away once we start TTC this Aug, but I know the likelihood of getting pregnant in the first month of being off the pills is small.
I look forward to reading your responses and any experiences you care to share.