I was on the BCP for 9 years.

When I went off the Pill, I purposely went one cycle without trying to conceive just to see what my "normal" cycle was like. I charted using TCOYF and although my cycle was almost 6 weeks long, it did follow the normal pattern. I charted again the second cycle and was able to determine when I was fertile and we conceived.

I can't recommend TCOYF enough! I have always had long and unpredictable cycles and thought for sure that I would have difficulty conceiving. It turned out that my crazy cycles were in fact completely predictable using basic fertility charting. Both of my kids were conceived pretty quickly.
Originally Posted by mad scientist
Thanks for this, mad scientist. I hope I'll be as "successful" as you were.