If you've stopped hormonal contraception you may not show signs of fertility for some weeks or months until your own hormones return to normal function. You may have regular bleeds but not observe the normal mucus changes indicating fertility. You may have long, irregular cycles with patches of mucus, but no recognisable Peak. These are signs that you haven't yet started ovulating again, or that your cervix hasn't recovered from the effect of the contraceptive and isn’t yet producing mucus which will support sperm. Your Billings Ovulation Method® tutor will help you work out what is happening. If you've stopped contraception but still want to avoid pregnancy, it's simply a matter of charting accurately and correctly applying the Rules of the Billings Ovulation Method®.