Post # 1
I went off the pill 3 months ago in preparation for ttc in another month. I’m not temping, but have gotten positive opks and always get my period exactly 14 days after the positive. I also get cramps about 12 hours after positive opk. I know that doesn’t totally confirm ovulation, but I have strong evidence that I’m ovulating. My problem is that my periods have been extremely light, and could even just be considered 4 to 5 days of just heavy spotting. Should I be concerned or should I wait to ask my doctor if we have trouble conceiving? Does this likely mean there is an issue with my uterine lining and would that cause issues with conceiving? Thanks!
Post # 2
I have always had very light periods, usually only 2 days- 3 of spotting at the most. So light I’ve never really been able to use a tampon. I have two healthy daughters that were each conceived on the first try with easy pregnancies/births. I am pregnant with my 3rd baby now. At least in my case having a light period was never a factor. Hope you are the same way!
Post # 3
eeniebeans: thanks for your reply, that definitely makes me feel better!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
daisy351: It sounds like you’re perfectly normal to me. The amount of blood flow doesn’t correlate to the sucess of ovulation. The regularity and consistant positives are both great signs. I wouldn’t stress about it until you know there’s even an issue because I doubt there will be one.
Post # 5
I could have written this! I was always like clockwork, went on the pill for a few years and then came off it in March. I went back to being regular but my last period was late (5ish days) and barely there (more like spotting and only lasted three days). I was convinced we’d have problems conceiving.
We conceived that same month and I’m now growing a little human 🙂 If you are concerned, a visit to your doctor can put your mind at ease, but I’d give TTC a shot first!
Post # 6
Mine go from mere spotting one month to an onslaught the next. Pretty normal I’d think.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
From other similar boards I’ve read over the years there doesn’t seem to be a correlation between bleeding amount/length and fertility. I have long cycles with long, heavy bleeding and got pregnant first time. Plenty of short-cycled low-bleeding ladies have done the same. I wouldn’t worry 🙂
Post # 8
Mine have always been very regular but light like yours. Maybe 2 days of minimal flow? I’m pregnant now with my first, and got pregnant the first month of trying 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks for all the input ladies. Before I started the pill 10 years ago my periods were very heavy and long, so that’s what I was expecting. I guess a lot can change in 10 years though. I’m just excited that I seem to have started ovulating right away and my cycles are fairly regular being 29-32 days long.
Post # 10
I was worried about this when ttc also but I’m currently sitting waiting on baby to make its entrance! Mine were 3/4 daus but only really bled day 1 and the other days super light.
To add – mine were really heavy early on and got lighter around age 28. I was 32 when I conceived