Re: Cramping mid-cyle
I don't think you ovulate when on the pill when taken properly. The hormones should suppress ovulation and when on the fourth week, namely placebo pills, the period that comes on is actually bleeding because the estrogen/progesterone hormone has been halted during that placebo week. A withdrawal bleeding, or shedding of the lining of the uterus in a timely manner according to the non-hormonal placebo pills.
That's not to say that it's not impossible to ovulate while on the pill, I'm sure it happens, but like I said, if taken correctly and on time; no antibiotics or any other medication to interfere, I really don't think most women do ovulate if it's the proper dosage pill for them according to their doctor. <p>[This message has been edited by Dianek (edited 01-02-2003).]