Popped my first birth control pill in 3 years this morning. The plan is to take it for about a month to “quiet” my ovaries, then start stimulation injections (see previous post for an outline of my IVF timeline).
I’ve read quite a few Twitter and blog posts about other women who feel awful on the birth control pill and just hate taking it. I’m not expecting much in terms of side effects. I was on this same pill for nearly 14 years and I always felt great.
You’d think it would feel wrong in some way to be taking birth control when I’m trying to get pregnant, but for me, this is just another IVF medication. I’m looking forward to the mental break from TTC for the next month or so. I know I won’t ovulate; I won’t have to worry about timing sex or guessing when my period will show up. I’m “letting go and letting RE” for the next two months. Wow! Is that all? Just two months?! Usually, in the TTC universe, two weeks seems like an eternity of waiting. But, when you consider that all of this will be over for us – one way or another – at the end of this IVF round (two months from now), it seems like no time at all.