Post # 1
My husband and I got married this past June and we started TTC right away. I didnt get pregnant the first time around and was hoping to get pregnant the second cycle. I don’t chart, take temps, or use any monitors because that’s all foreign to me and I haven’t taken the time to look into doing all that. All I’ve relied on has been my period app, and my cycles are pretty regular averaging 28 days. We tried a few times within the window and a couple of days later I felt cramping or felt weird. I never have any ovulation pain, so I thought maybe something was happening and that I could possibly be pregnant. Well two weeks went by and I got my period a couple of days ago. I was hoping it was implantation bleeding, but its just been too heavy or not light enough I should say to be that. I always have bad cramps the first couple days of my period, but this time there were no cramps at all. I know our bodies change, but why all of a sudden and when we’re TTC? Where did these ovulation cramps or pain come from? I’ve googled periods with no cramps and what comes up are questions from other women on baby forums asking if they could be pregnant.
Have you guys ever experienced periods with no cramps? Is it normal for it to go away as you age? I keep reading things online where people thought it was their period, but really wasn’t. I’m sure I’m not pregnant, but I think I’m just holding on to hope that I could be. My sister had issues trying to get pregnant and in the end they had to adopt, so I’m worried I’m going to be like her. The next time around, I’m going to be more serious about monitoring things. I know I haven’t been trying as long as others, but I feel like time is running out at my age, especially since my body is changing, and my periods aren’t what they used to be like.
Post # 2
Sometimes I have the worst cramps imaginable when I get my period, other times I feel nothing.
If it is heavier than spotting I would say it is your period, but you could always do a test to ease your mind if you want.
Post # 3
“Have you guys ever experienced periods with no cramps?”
Yes, absolutely. In fact, until a few years ago, I had never had period cramps in my life. Until my ovaries decided to go FUBAR, that is!
“Is it normal for it to go away as you age?”
Yes. Younger women (especially teenagers) often have worse cramps than older ones, as their cycles start to regulate.
Not sure that an absence of cramping necessarily means much. When did you last test? If you get a negative result, and you’re still convinced you might be pregnant, why not test next week as well, just to be careful?
PS I had never heard of charting either before the bee! On thing that did really help, however, was using those cheap ovulation predictor strips in order to work out when I usually ovulated. They allowed me to confirm that, although I have always had very regular cycles, I didn’t usually ovulate at all, and that gave me a clue as to what my next step was.
Post # 4
I’ve always had crazy intense painful periods but I get barely any pain when I cut out sugar unless I am doing high intensity work outs I get a little while on my period.. but aside from that nothing.
Iv just come back from Europe and living off gelato three times a day. I am currently life with my period pain ahaha.
Post # 5
Why all of a sudden while we’re TTC?
Because nature likes to F with our heads, that’s why. lol
Sometimes I have horrible cramps, sometimes I feel nothing. Sometimes AF is pretty heavy, sometime’s she’s pretty light. Before I started TTC, I was on a 28 day cycle like clockwork. After starting TTC, my cycles vary from 27-34 days…just enough to have a mini freak-out, get your hopes up and make you think you’re pregnant. lol
The one thing I’ve learned while TTC is that there’s no longer a such thing as “what’s normal/usual for me”…I don’t know if it’s the stress/excitement of TTC or what, but for whatever reason whenever you *think* you know your body, it’ll throw you a curveball for sure.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t worry.
I had fairly heavy implantation bleeding and I also had plenty of cramps with it.
Now I get like zero cramps with my periods, maybe one or two and then nothing the rest of the week. Sometimes not a single one! It’s awesome! I usually get about 30-45m of cramps when I ovulate though.
And often I’ve heard for many women they get less cramps as they get older.
Post # 7
I had my first anovulatory cycle this time around, and am currently about to start (heavy spotting) with no cramps. No ovulation = no rise in progesterone = no pms symptoms. Maybe that’s what happened to you too.
Post # 8
I had terrible cramps as a teen until I finally went on the pill and they magically disappeared. I was fully expecting the cramps to come raging back when I came off BCP, but except for the occasional faint cramp, all of my non-pregnant periods have been crampless! I’ve only felt true cramps following my two chemical pregnancies (talk about adding insult to injury
When I first started TCCing I did a lot of googling to see if the lack of cramps was an indicator of some problem, and couldn’t find anything conclusive. I absolutely love temping because it helps keep me sane – when I start wondering if every little twinge is significant, or maybe my period was lighter than normal because it was really implantation bleeding, I remind myself that my temps prove I’m not pregnant, and I can give my head a shake and move on with my day! Charting brings real peace of mind for me, but everyone is unique. You might want to give it a try to see whether it works for you, or you might want to keep things casual for the time being.