Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2016 - Mexico
Hello, I’m new to the TTC thread, but DH and I have been TTC for 5 months now and I’m 32 years old. I thought this time it worked because I started charting my cycle and determined I ovulated Day 18 based on my temp spike the following day and we had BD’ed on Days 17 & 18. Then 7 DPO I started getting this light flow dark brown bleed and thought it could be implantation bleeding, a good sign for possible pregnancy according to the Internet. However, it kept going for 5 days, but remained very light and definitely didn’t look like my period bleed. Fast forward to today, Day 30, the day AF due and the day I had planned to take a pregnancy test and in the morning I see that AF definitely arrived (bright red flow and heavier like normal) and my temp went back down to 97.4… had been >98 since after my Day 18 ovulation. I’m just so sad because this month seemed like it could really happen with what appeared to be implantation bleeding. Anyone with similar experience know if it is possible that I was having implantation bleeding, but the implantation wasn’t successful and I basically had a very early miscarriage? I don’t know why else I would have bleeding like that a week before my period followed immediately by my normal period. It’s just so depressing 🙁
Post # 2
Implantation bleeding is actually very rare. I’ve been pregnant 3 times now – the first ended in a CP but I didn’t have any spotting/implantation bleeding until after a positive test. The second ended in MC and again, I had implantation bleeding around 4 days after my first positive test/beta. The third, current pregnancy, I am 17 weeks and had no implantation bleeding (but went on to have a subchorionic hematoma bleed between weeks 5-6).
Regardless, 7DPO is too early for implantation bleeding to occur….and if it was from implantation, would not be brown. Brown signifies old blood, and implantation generally occurs from day 6-12 after ovulation. If by some chance you implanted on day 6 or 7 (also rare, it generally happens after day 8 because the fertilized egg is still in the tubes) – then I would expect bright red bleeding, and for it to stop pretty much immediately.
Basically, you would have a positive test if it had been implantation and an early miscarriage. Spotting before a period is quite common and can last anywhere from 1-7 days.
ETA: keep in mind that a fertilized egg is literally smaller than a poppy seed at implantaion. For it to implant and burrow down, it doesn’t really disrupt your lining enough to have an elongated bleed.
Post # 3
To my knowledge, implantation bleeding wouldn’t last for 5 days. Truthfully it sounds like pre-period spotting. I get it sometimes 5 days before my period, sometimes 3 or 4. Do you typically not spot before periods?
Post # 4
doesn’t sound like implantation bleeding. do you normally spot before AF? can you upload a pic of your chart?
Post # 5
I had implantation bleeding but it was a few drops on DPO10, after I had had a very faint BFP on DPO 9. My mother had implantation bleeding for all her pregnancies so it seems in my family it’s not that rare but for none of the pregnancies did they occur so early, or for five days.
Really hope you get your BFP soon! Unfortunately it just sounds like this month was a weird month.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2016 - Mexico
Ok, based on all of your responses it sounds like it was a false alarm and just spotting. I guess since that’s not common for me and I’ve been so hopeful, it was wishful thinking on my part. I was so convinced I was going to get that Thanksgiving baby. 🙁 I do get spotting every so often, but it had never been that significant before, so I guess it was just a weird cycle. I’ll keep in mind if it happens again, so I don’t get excited too soon.
Post # 7
Really hope you in get a Christmas baby bfp. Good luck to you!
Post # 8
AddyLynn : AddyLynn : Consider is a trial run of your body sinking up with your mind (wanting to be pregnant). I’ve always been regular and set like a clock; now that I’m ready, my body is playing tricks on me as well. Good luck and stay positive.
Post # 9
If it helps, I had clock work periods- UNTIL I started ttc! I think it subconsciously stresses you out a bit and messes up your cycle.
It didnt matter though. Even with my bit of spotting like you decribe and periods going short to long cycles seemingly randomly we got pregnant around the same time you are now. And I’m an old bird at 39! Baby now due this summer.
I found kindara helpful app to understand my general trends of ovulation (used it before ttc to get some background data so to speak and to make sure I still ovulated) but I stopped temping after a while as I was getting all edgy about it.
Maybe use your app for recording your periods and sex but try not to overthink it. Maybe give yourself a deadline, say Christmas and just get tests and stuff after then and in the meantime have fun and make sure you’re having plenty of sex – bet you’ll be pregnant soon.
Post # 10
when i started ttc, i started spotting 2-5 days prior to af arriving. it was weird. i didn’t know why it happened. gyn said it is nothing to be concerned about.
however, it took us 2 years and IVF to get pregnant.
ask your gyn their thoughts.
Post # 11
I had spotting for several days before my period started and I had a bleeding blood vessel on my cervix. They cauterized it and it went away. It happened randomly. A similar thing happened again 6 months ago and the doctor called it cervical ectropion/erosion.