Trying to Get Pregnant

TTC without AF

I haven't had a period for 2 years (I have a 16 month old) as I am still breastfeeding.  We have decided we would like to TTC again, but am clueless as how to time anything.  Was just curious if anyone has been in this boat before and could offer any suggestions?  Oh, and I am in the process of weaning....


Re: TTC without AF

  • I would think you need to chart your temps and get a butt load of OPK to see if you are even ovulating.
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  • There are a few in your boat on this board. I might consider visiting the 12-24 month board and asking there. Have you gone to Kellymom and read their stuff about TTC while BF? I weaned at 1 year but I also had PP AF back by the time he was 10 months old.

    Good luck! 

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  • I would ask your doc. Even though AF =/= definite ovulation, you can't have O'd without getting AF.

    "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." -- Dale Carnegie
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  • imageMrs. Mo:
    I would ask your doc. Even though AF =/= definite ovulation, you can't have O'd without getting AF. can. You generally ovulate before the first AF. 

    That doesn't mean she can pinpoint it or anything, which of course, makes it a moot point. 

  • Ditto Mrs. Mo.  If you're not getting your period, you probably haven't ovulated yet since you are still nursing.  (And on the off chance you *have* ovulated, it's likely been within the last couple weeks and your period will return soon.)  Best of luck to you. :)

  • The TTC forums on might be a good resource for you too.  There are lots of moms there who are still breastfeeding and TTC.  Getting your body to O again is the main issue that you'll face.  Some women get AF while EBF (like me, at 3 months post partum) and other women don't start to O and get AF again until after they wean completely.  Some women are able to nightwean & that's enough to O again.  Definitely check the forums at Mothering or Kellymom for lots of advice from women who have BTDT.
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