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  #1  
February 2nd, 2013, 08:24 PM
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I've read where people don't count the spot day as CD 1, but rather they start the count on the first full flow day. But I feel like the day I see the first sign of AF is Day 1. I usually have it a week from the first day I see a spot until the last... in this case from last Sat until last night......... the first 2 days are really only spotting but I count them....

Don't know in my case if it really makes too much of a difference. I'm watching CM and that's it for any type of tracking...no temping, no kits, no clomid etc so it's just BD and hope for the best but I still like to note things on the calendar since I'm still new off of BCP.

How do you guys count?
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February 2nd, 2013, 09:51 PM
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I count from the first day of actual red spotting/bleeding. I usually spot brown early the first day and then red later on that same day.
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February 2nd, 2013, 10:18 PM
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I'd have 5-6day LP's if I counted from the first signs.

The first day I need protection, is CD1. That's pretty much the way the medical community (and holistic community) has defined it too
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February 3rd, 2013, 06:20 AM
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to Ashley! AF, not spotting counts as CD1.
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February 3rd, 2013, 07:25 AM
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Yep, don't count spotting. CD 1 is the first day of 'flow'.
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February 3rd, 2013, 10:11 AM
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Yep, I dont count spotting either, first full day of red flow is CD1
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February 3rd, 2013, 11:41 AM
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thanks for your input ladies............ actually my first day was brown spotting but red when I used the bathroom...so what do you think on that....
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Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
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February 3rd, 2013, 12:57 PM
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I'd still say if you don't need a pad or tampon it's not af.

There are cycles I wipe for a full 24 hours and get dark red or dark brown... sometimes for days. but if it's not going to mess my clothes, it's not AF... she's pretty obvious when she shows. No pad = ruined clothing. My LP's sneak themselves out to normal length by her doing this slow show... *annoying*
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175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Colposcopy = CIN1+CIN2 cells Polypectomy - August 21st
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February 3rd, 2013, 03:14 PM
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thanks again
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
'Blessings' by Laura Story (What if trials of this life, are your mercies in disguise)
Glorious Ruins
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February 3rd, 2013, 06:07 PM
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I agree with Ashley. Full flow means that you must use at least a panty liner. GL and KUP!
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Me (33)-LP on the short side, but no other abnormalities
DH (37)-slightly subfertile morphology and motility


Natural cycles-August 2011-July 2012
August 2012-October 2012 clomid and progesterone
November 2012-IUI
December 2012, cysts from IUI, on bcp

January 2013-February 2013, long protocol IVF
15 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI
All 7 made it to 5 day transfer, 2 were transferred
Only 1 frozen snowbaby
1st IVF


May 10, 2013, lap sx, Stage 1 endo

June 2013 - MA Round 2
Femara + hcg shot
IUI # 2


FET tentatively scheduled for 10/31/13

Have never seen a bfp.






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