conception after birth control

Body Confused Due to Stopping Birth Control?

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Dear Midwife,
I have a 3.5 year old girl. Right before I left the hospital I was put on Depo. I was on Depo for 3 years, then in January I started the pill Ortho Tri cyclin. I started immediately having regular periods. I stopped the pill for a month or so and bled for a month or so straight. I started taking the pill again at the end of April, had my period May 21, June 21, July 14, and due for another August 11.

What's Your Recommendation for Predicting Ovulation?

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Dear Midwife,
I was on birth control pills for 8 years. I went off them in October 2003. My husband and I are 23 and have been ttc since March. We both have a clean bill of health and my periods have always been regular.

Can being on the pill for that long disrupt your chances of having children? Also, what is your opinion on fertility monitors? Since they are expensive I thought maybe you would have some advice on which ones are best.Thank you in advance for any help you can give us.

What Are My Chances of Getting Pregnant?

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Dear Midwife,
My husband and I have decided that we would like to start a family. I haven't been on any form of birth control in 2 years other that we have been using condoms. The first day of my last period was on July 5. I've done the ovulation calendar and it stated that my most fertile dates were from July 15 - 21, with July 19th being my ovulation date.

I read that you should have sex every other day during the fertile days as well as your ovulation date, and we have. I guess I wanting to know if we have done the necessary things?