AF Due Around Oct 15 I Need Help

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Heather - October 11

Well i already have other questions out, but i thought i would make this so that people that are going threw the same thing i am, can all chat and share their symtoms. Cause i really need some help. Im so confused. I didnt mark down when i started my period and i ended on the 22-23 of Sept., so im "thinking" i started around the 17th cause my periods are usually 6-7 days long. So if i started on the 17th i would ovulate the 1ts of October. Well i had s_x 2 times the 28th, well it was late at night the second time, a little after 12.. so idk if you would call that the 28 or 29th. but anway. Sense the 6th i have been cramping bad.. its like im having a bad period. And then i started to get bloated around the 8th. Im guessing im suppose to start around the 15th, so i took a HPT yesterday (the 10th) and today (the 11th) and they both said negative. Am i testing to early, or am i really not pregnant?! Can someone please help me out. Im So Confused because people are tellin me different things,and i dont know what to believe.

 

Justine - October 11

Heather - do you know how long your cycles usually are as this will make things clearer. if you have a 28 day cycle then you probably did ovulate around the 1st and if that is the case then you bd at a good time. if your cycle is longer than 28 days then you may have ovulated later but sperm can live for upto 5 days in the right conditions so you still might have bd at a good time. if you started your last af on the 17 sep and ovulated on the 1 oct then it would put you about cd24 now and about 11dpo. for many women this is too early to test so even with your bfn you might still be pg so i would wait a few more days before testing again. there is always a chance for that bfp until af rears her ugly head! good luck to you.

 

Heather - October 11

Justine: Thanks for the advise. But i have a question?! Im new on here so what is "CD" and "DPO". anyway. This jus confuses me, are the cramps, bloating and everything suppose to be like that? Is that early signs?! Some people are saying it might be where im suppose to start my period.. but when i first started cramping, i still had 2 weeks before my period was due. This is confusing!

 

Justine - October 11

Hi Heather. All the abbreviations stumped me at first too. Here are some common ones for you. Dpo (days past ovulation). Cd (cycle day). Af (aunt flo, period). Dh (dear hubby). Bd (baby dancing, s_x). Bfp (big fat positive, yey, positive pregnancy test). Bfn (big fat negative, grrr, negative pregnancy test). Ttc (trying to conceive). This should help a little. To make ttc even more difficult and frustrating many early pg symptoms are also very similar to af symptoms. So whilst the cramping and bloating are definite pg symptoms, it could also be af. I know you said they are v. early but, and I don't know why, they do sometimes happen like this and you may are may not be pg. Like I said it's all v. frustrating and confusing...lol!

 

Justine - October 11

I meant to add that all you can do is wait it out until you're lucky enough to get an early bfp or no-show of af. That's why the 2ww is soooooo difficult as you just can never tell what is going on!

 

Justine - October 11

Yeah i agree it is confusing and frusturating. The reason i think im pregnant is because i have never (as i can remember) felt this way before my period. My period are regular. Most of the time. Some times i forget to write it down when i start, like i did last month, and that makes things even worste. If i didnt start untill like the 18th, is there a chance i could still be pregnant if i have bd'ed on the 28th?! I sure hope so. Im hoping im pregnant, and im so excited to know, that i dont wanna wait any longer. But im afraid that im makin my body do this by worrying about it. (oh yeah, thanks for the abbreviations. lol) Do you have any kids or are you pregnant, if you, could you share your early symtoms, if you had any. Thanks!

 

Heather - October 11

Oops... i ment to write to Justine on the NAME thing last time. lol

 

Justine - October 11

Heather - unfortunately I can't be much help there as I'm ttc #1 (so we need some other experienced ladies here!) I've been ttc for 8 months now and find it harder and harder to deal with af each month. So every cycle I do something new like use an opk (ovulation predictor kit) or take my temps each morning as that gives me a sense of control over all this. In answer to your question, sperm can live for up to 5 days in the right conditions (ewcm - egg white cervical mucus - v. stretch cervical fluid that resembles egg whites) so even if your period started on the 18th you've still got a good chance of conceiving as you bd 2/3 days before ovulation.

 

Heather - October 11

Justine: Alright. Thanks for the advise. If you talk to people on here, please tell them to come in here and give me help! Thanks!

 

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