Preconception Prep, the long wait and the pill count down

(4 Posts)
Siarie Fri 06-Jun-14 11:41:15

Hi everyone,

I've been following posts in this area for a week or so now, me and DH decided back in Feb that we wanted to start a family but also that I would wait for my last pill the run out (it's actually my DH birthday on that day too - maybe its a sign)

So my last pill (Cerazette) is the first day of July and I was wondering if anyone else is waiting at the moment on their pill count down if you like! It's really hard to not get excited and I'm also very impatient so that makes it even harder.

Prep wise me and DH are taking his and hers preconception vitamins which we started this month. I'm also taking iron pills as I don't eat meat and had low iron previously. I've ordered a whole bunch of tests cheap and also clear blue digital to confirm and also I've got some OPK tests on the way.

I know it's going to take a while for the effects of the pill to wear off but has anyone conceived straight away? I'm quite eager to get started and I have a master plan ;) so I like things to make sure everything is on target.

Is there any other preconception ideas that I should be doing? I've debated getting a temp monitor but I'm not sure I want to start off with that straight away.

Also, how on earth do you deal with the wait before you come off birth control! I swear the last two months flew by but now I'm really aware that I'm on my last pack and have exactly 24 days to go!

I just know I'm going to be a POAS addict sad

Katybear123 Fri 06-Jun-14 21:03:55

Hi siarie, welcome to mumsnet. I know exactly how you are feeling, I'm a little ahead of you came off pill last month and now on day 26 on cycle 1. I was the same once me and hubbie decided we were going to go for it I just wanted it to happen. I have had to be try to not obsess but I'm not a great role model I'm afraid. Trying to dtd every other day but averaging 1 in 4 I think, hoping it will be enough but not sure. I'm on folic acid and vit d but that's it. Good luck with you venture into ttc

LadyNovember Fri 06-Jun-14 22:19:12

A few weeks ahead of you here. I hear ya though! Think I probably reminded DP every night for the last few weeks...

"13 left..."

"12 left.."

Surprised I didn't put him off the whole idea ha!

jessplussomeonenew Sat 07-Jun-14 12:38:17

If you use lube make sure you have a spermicide free one, or even one specifically for conception... bit of a no brainer if you think about it, but it's the sort of thing it's easy to forget about!

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