Post # 1
So hubs and I started TTC in January – nothing serious, just let it be and we we’ll see what happens. February, I visit my lady doctor for an annual visit, and after telling him I didn’t need the BC anymore, he said “Well start planning a ‘date’ night on day 14 – that’s the time when you are most likely to conceive…..” So what have I been doing? Stalking the calendar.
Then I read on these boards about other ladies and their symptoms and I find myself looking for the same symptoms in myself… Lately, I have notice my boobs have gotten bigger, and I find that I have acid reflux bad this month (which is NOT normal for me at all!! and maybe not even a symptom). Then today, I noticed a few dark brown spots in my underwear (TMI) which I believe is also a sign.
Am I convincing myself that I’m Preggo?? Who else has done this?!?
Post # 3
Its called sympton spotting and all of us TTC’ers are guilty of it. Sadly ALOT of PMS signs are like pregnancy. Did your doctor suggest OPK’s? are your cycles the same way every month? I would look in to reading “taking Charge of my Fertlity” All women are not alike and most women do not O on the CD14.
Good luck… sending you lots of Baby dust!
Post # 4
Possibly. How many dpo do you figure you are? Ifyou’re 12+ days past when you think you ovulated Or you already missed your period go pee on a stick.
Post # 5
Ha ha!! I don’t even know what OPK is! Like I said – we weren’t going to ‘try’ to conceive – just have fun practicing for a while. Not if things weren’t moving on several months down the road, we would take it a little more serious.
Post # 6
So youre just kind of not trying not to get pregnant. An opk is an ovulation predictor kit which shows an LH surge and predicts that youll ovulate in the next 24ish hours. I thInk it’s great to just have fun with it for a while without really bothering to really learn the mechanics. I loved that period 🙂
Post # 7
We’re not planning to TTC until the month we get married, so for now I’m charting my temps and just getting re-acquainted with my cycles. You know what they say… Practice makes perfect!!!
Post # 8
What I can tell you is that I’ve been having my period every 26 – 28 days. I’m on day 22 right now.
I was just thinking I wasn’t the only one who “looked” for symptoms everywhere!!
Post # 9
@Ashley1001: Ooh yes, symptom spotting is very common with a TTC’er. I symptom spotted every.single.month and the month that I got a BFP, I had no symptoms! lol
P.S. What your doc said to you about the 14th day of your cycle isn’t necessarily true… some women ovulate on day 10, some on day 16. The best way to know when you ovulate is with charting. I tried OPKs, but never got a positive one even though i was ovulating (obviously, since I’m pregnant now!) 🙂
Post # 10
Princesspretti24 said it very well!
Most women don’t ovulate on day 14. I like your attitude of “just going with it” but I’m way to Type A for that… So I applaud you =) Three months before my wedding I started charting my basal body temperatures. It’s very interesting =) But to answer your question, my PMS (AKA luteal phase) is very pregnant-like. My breasts are almost always swollen and tender and I feel nauseated during that time. And symptoms spotting is a bitch!! We all do it and it gives me such false hope. haha. All I can say is if you’re late, take a test. If it’s negative, wait a few days and test again =)
Post # 11
I can’t believe your doctor told you you’re most likely to conceive on day 14 of your cycle, that is SUCH old school thinking that everyone’s cycle is a textbook perfect 28 days with ovulation occurring on day 14. Wow.
Do you have regular cycles? How long are your cycles usually? Your luteal phase (between ovulation and your period) can be anywhere between 9-16 days… So even is you have 28-day cycles, you could ovulate anytime between day 12 and 17 (as an example). You should take a look at Taking Charge of Your Fertility even if you’re not officially trying. It’s really interesting.