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my syptoms... what do you think?

7 DPO - a little bit of bleeding, very light pink (after sex) 8DPO - have cold symptoms but not a proper cold if that makes sense - body aches - more tired - going to the toilet more than usual 9DPO still same symptoms as 8DPO - CM looks like lotion I'm on antibiotics at the moment so i should not have a cold? What do you guys think?:confused:...

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Irritability & moodiness is this a preggo symptom for you?

Okay for me irritability and plain out witchiness (without the W, lol) is a major pregnancy symptom - especially with my girls. Now the only problem is it is also a PMS symptom for me too. The difference is with PMS it goes away in a few days and with pregnancy it sticks with me for 9 months, lol. Well not the whole 9 months, but I am quite a moody pregnant person. Anyhow, is this a pregnancy symptom for anybody else?...

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My science experiment ~ updated 10 dpo pics

Okay, this is probably a huge waste of money, but I got a good feeling about this cycle and have been teasing dh that this was my science experiment so what the heck. Tomorrow I will be 5dpo. I am planning to test tomorrow forward to see how early I can get a BFP. I need to go out and get some tests. I won't blow this much on tests any other cycle, but I figure it's our first real month of trying what the heck let's go all out. Be looking for my tests to follow. It should be entertaining, ...

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http://theshapeofamother.com/ The Shape of a Mother[/url Does anyone look at this website regularly? I love it :) It's one of the things that helped me get through the hard times TTC. I love looking at the pictures and reading the stories. Warning - It has womens bodies on it so don't open it up at work. I don't feel like I should have to post a warning but the last time I posted a link to this website someone told me in PM that they were "offended over the nature of the pictures" So I ...

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No period in 4 months

I have been taking birth control for the past 3 years. I finished my last pack in January and had my normal period from the pill beginning January 27th. I have not had a period since. I have had no spotting, pregnancy symptoms, nothing. It has been 4 months and nothing. My husband and I want to try and have a baby but I'm obviously not ovulating which is frustrating. I have made an appointment with my OBGYN but was wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions? I have not taken any preg...

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