Post # 1
So, I always spot a little before my period and I’m trying to figure out which day to count as cycle day 1. I finished my birth control pack right before the placebo (sugar pills) week, so I was expecting my period either way. Which day would you consider cycle day one? I know it is supposed to be the first full flow day, but I wiped red on day 2 and still had to wear a liner.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I’m really hoping to catch my O in time!
Post # 3
@Mrs.Metalm: This is though one because you saw some red on Saturday. I also get brown before my period sometimes. To be sure, I would say go with Sunday with the full heavy flow. How much red would you say it was, like how many drops on Saturday?
Post # 4
I think it’s supposed to be like the first day where you could fill a panty liner or pad or something.
Post # 5
It’s the first day of a “full” flow, usually bright red, not brown and enough to fill a pad or tampon. It’s also considered CD1 if the full flow starts before 5pm, if it starts after 5pm CD1 should be considered as the next day.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour
posting to follow – this confuses me too!
Post # 7
@candy11: The red I wiped on Saturday was when I first woke up, so it seemed like a lot probably just because it gathered while I was asleep. Then, throughout that day I just captured a streak of red on a panty liner.
This is tricky business :p
Thanks for the poll results so far!
Post # 8
@Mrs.Metalm: I am still confident that you should count the day of your heavy flow as day 1. Sometimes I get what looks like a super light period, mostly brown and pink. I wait until I get a few consistent drops of red blood, if not then I wait for the next day when it usually comes in full force. Good luck!