Transitioning From The Pill

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    hacw

    Where can I find experts to help me interpret my charts and ensure that I am doing everything correctly?

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    Courtney

    Hey there, if you'd like to be connected to a fertility expert, email us at feedback@kindara.com and we'll send you some information :) 

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    darina.daniella

    I just got my Mirena IUD out and trying to avoid pregnancy naturally, including using this app. Since spotting (2 day after removal)- when should I start tracking my fluids? Thanks!

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    You can start tracking your cervical fluid immediately - just mark what you observe in the app each day :) 

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    alyssajones

    Thank you for all of the great information. I'm transitioning from getting off of the pill (I'm in my first week!)- I understand that it takes some time for your body to get back into its natural state, but I'd just like to know how safe it is for unprotected sex in the transitionary period if the goal is to avoid pregnancy?

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    Courtney

    Hey there,

    If you're new to charting, we recommend that you use protection throughout the first several cycles of tracking your data. This is because it can be tricky at first to know exactly what your signs mean, and when you're fertile. Also, if you've just come off the Pill, your cycles may be irregular for a few months, and your signs may or may not follow a clear pattern as your hormones get back in balance. It's a good idea to use protection at all times until you feel completely confident in your ability to use the Fertility Awareness Method.

    Here's an article with more information about when you can/cannot get pregnant during your cycle: https://kindara.zendesk.com/entries/22043400-The-4-Rules-of-Charting-for-Birth-Control

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    poturich.el

    I'm just coming off of a ortho tri-cyclen lo.  Because it was a low dosage of hormones, will the transition be a little less dramatic? So far things seem to be on-par. I thought I'd ask if a low dosage vs. a high dosage of hormones in a pill would/could make a difference? 

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    Courtney

    Hey there! Using a lower dosage of hormones can make a difference when you stop taking the hormones, but ultimately it's not possible to say how your body will respond individually to going off the Pill. Some women may start ovulating right away after being on a higher dosage, whereas for others it might take a while for their cycles to go back to normal, even if they were on a lower dosage. The only way to find out when you start ovulating again is to track your fertility signs each day :)

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    tandyraine

    I stopped taking my pills for two days I'm spotting is that normal? and also

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    dominodejour

    Is there any information regarding transitioning from implanon to using kindara?

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    Sam

    Hi DominoDeJour,

    The advice for transitioning off the pill is similar to transitioning off of implanon because both are hormonal forms of contraception.  Definitely chart and learn your cycle before relying on FAM alone (at least 3 cycles, and possibly more if it takes your body longer to adjust).  Good luck!

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    mariasmit.ms

    Hi! I would like some advice. I have stopped the pill end of July and still havent gotten a period. I have been on the pill for 14 years but used to have a regular cycle before that. No PCOS symptoms and no underweight or overweight issues. I read TTOYF and the Period Repair Manual. I'm taking magnesium and zinc and a B complex. I have been a vegetarian all my life. My doctor tells me to wait and see but i am starting to worry if I will ever have a period again... What should I do?

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