Which would you count as CD1? A little TMI, sorry

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Which day would you consider cycle day 1, the first day of flow?
    Friday: Sticky/Crummy Brown CM, 1st day off BCP : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Saturday: Wiped brown with a little bright red. Cramps. Bloating. Used a panty liner. : (8 votes)
    24 %
    Sunday: Full Heavy Flow. Cramping. Fatigue. : (24 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

    @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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’s supposed to be like the first day where you could fill a panty liner or pad or something. 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

    posting to follow – this confuses me too!

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

    @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!

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