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Nope, still not pregnant.
I’m 33 years old (turning 34 in a month), and I was using the Nuvaring for birth control for more than a decade. I stopped in November 2015. My body returned to normal, baby-making processes in early 2016.
I still have no idea when or if I will get pregnant. I’m not too worried about it, though now that my best friend is pregnant, I am taking it more seriously. I’m hoping it happens for us soon so our kids can grow up together. But we’ll have a good life either way.
Our Process So Far
We’ve been trying the “classic” way. And because of a couple of commenters during my first update, I started paying attention to my cervical mucus (which should have been called ‘gina juice, hehehe). That didn’t make it happen though.
Thanks to Kasey, a commenter in my second official update, we are going scientific on this stuff! I ordered some ovulation testing strips from Amazon about a week ago. Now I’m peeing in tiny cups and ovulation testing every other day. Next week and the one after, I’ll test myself more often to nail down the timing. Hopefully all of this will make it easier to target the best times to jump my husband.
If we still aren’t having any luck in a few months, and we are found to be fertile by doctors, then we’ll move onto a next step like Clomid, a med used to stimulate ovulation.
I still think that I will either get pregnant “naturally” or won’t and that’s that. Adoption is our main backup option but we’ve seen how freaking stressful that process can be. Throwing this out there – no, I am not against any of the stuff I don’t want to try. IVF and surrogacy are great options for others. If that is how you got pregnant or were conceived, that’s awesome. I just don’t want to go those routes.
Opinions and Advice Welcome
I like blogging, receiving comments, and having an online community. I will welcome opinions and advice. I may not use all of it, but I won’t be offended. Please don’t be offended if I basically smile and nod.
Cool beans, that’s my current “not pregnant” update! I’ll post about this pretty regularly since it’s on my mind. Thanks for checking in!
How are you? Any other pregnancy-the-easy-way suggestions?
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