Knowledgable ones - can you help me work this out?

(7 Posts)
orangeistheonlyfruit Mon 29-Aug-16 15:39:25

Any help would be great as I've tried googling but not really sure what to google!

So finished period on 22nd August
Took pill between the 23rd and 26th August.
Haven't took pill since. Based on this, anyone any idea when I will be fertile?

Just trying to work out what's what! Any help appreciated smile

FATEdestiny Mon 29-Aug-16 15:55:32

You took the contraceptive pill for 3 days?

Have you taken the pill before?
Were you taking the pill last month?

When did your period start?
What is your usual cycle length?

orangeistheonlyfruit Mon 29-Aug-16 16:02:39

No I took it for 4 days.
Yes have previously taken pill for years

Period started 18th August
Cycle length is usually 26 days or at least it was before I started pill...

FATEdestiny Mon 29-Aug-16 16:11:27

Were your 26 day cycles while you were on the pill? Because without the pill your cycle may change. Generally speaking you should ovulate around Day 13 (give or take 3 days either side) for a 26 day cycle.

orangeistheonlyfruit Mon 29-Aug-16 16:14:44

Yes it was 26 days on the pill too since I never had my period for the full 7 days, always 4 or 5.

Thank you for your help smile so me taking the pill for those days doesn't change that?

FATEdestiny Mon 29-Aug-16 16:20:14

If this is your first cycle without the pill then your main problem is that you don't know what your actual cycle (not modified by artificial hormones) is.

orangeistheonlyfruit Mon 29-Aug-16 16:24:12

Yes fate that is true. I can only say when I took a break from the pill a few years ago for migraine reasons it was 26 days then, and it was when I was not taking the pill before having my 2 children but I do agree that means not that much these years later.

If I have a period this month and than another period I will know the cycle length.

I've had quite a lot of unprotected sex over the last few days so let's wait and see!

Thanks smile

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