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July 30th, 2011, 09:44 PM
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I had Hunter on 5/2/11..and he has been 110% EBF since then ( )

Brylie was also 100% EBF and my cycle resumed at exactly 2m pp (she STTN, but Hunter does too, and for longer stretches) ... twice now I've thought my period was going to start (once 3 days before his 2m milestone, and then again on Tuesday)

TONS of EWCM and then a good amount of spotting for 1 day. -OPK and -HPT

Any idea what's going on?!

I have had copious amounts of EWCM for a couple of weeks now, and felt crampy a few times...but nada...
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July 30th, 2011, 10:19 PM
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I ask this next question cuz I thought EBF would include EBreastmilkF and not just EBoobF, so have you given even a bottle of pumped milk? Because as soon as you do that fertility CAN return...doesn't mean it will, but it can.

However, I for months before my cycle returns have cm and stuff. Do you practice NFP?
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July 30th, 2011, 10:34 PM
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yes nfp and yes purely boob to baby contact. bry was the same way but it came back at 2m pp...no spotting, etc...

i havent started temping bc idk where id be in a cycle

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July 31st, 2011, 07:31 PM
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The one day of spotting indicates that your hormonal levels are fluctuating again. Your body can warm up to ovulate multiple times before it actually does, this is very common while BFing. Remember that the first "period" you have may not be a true menstruation either, it could be ovulation bleeding. You should consider yourself fertile if you notice any type of CM at all, and for 3 days after it disappears. Also consider yourself fertile on any days with spotting or bleeding, plus 3 days after it disappears.
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August 2nd, 2011, 11:30 PM
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im pretty sure af showed the 2nd....i needed a pad...well see how it pans out


i never got a + opk with all that cm


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im pretty sure af showed the 2nd....i needed a pad...well see how it pans out

i never got a + opk with all that cm

Even more reason to consider this bleed potentially fertile!
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August 3rd, 2011, 09:30 PM
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wait, consider myself fertile while bleeding? Sorry, im pretty good with charting, but that's new to me?! You always amaze me with your knowledge
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Any bleeding is considered fertile unless it is after a confirmed peak/ovulation by over a week as I understand it, hope I didn't mess that up.
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August 3rd, 2011, 10:12 PM
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okay, how does that work with annovulatory cycles (normal for me since I have PCOS)....im super intrigued now
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Yes, consider yourself fertile while you're bleeding and for 3 days afterward. But that only applies for non-menstrual bleeds (when ovulation isn't confirmed first). It's because ovulation bleeding can be heavy enough to mistake for menstruation. Considering non-menstrual bleeds fertile is one of the pre-ovulation rules for TTA.
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okay, how does that work with annovulatory cycles (normal for me since I have PCOS)....im super intrigued now
I believe when that happens you can ovulate like right after your "bleed" ends and I believe even during would be possible so if you were to have sex during that time you might not be able to see mucus and other signs that would tell you that you were fertile.
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August 3rd, 2011, 10:26 PM
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I have PCOS too. For TTA, you treat non-menstrual bleeds the same as patches of fertile mucus. Consider fertile and count 3. A new cycle only starts when ovulation has occurred so a few annovulatory "cycles" back to back are actually just one big long cycle. Here's a chart that shows a mucus patch that did not result in ovulation and a withdrawal bleed. Most women would assume it was menstruation because it happened on day 28. But the cycle actually just continues on.
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August 5th, 2011, 03:09 PM
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interesting...ive had several cycles where i had ewcm w/ my heavy bleeding. i figured it was another hormonal pcos malfunction!

i need to bust out my tcoyf again...i apparently missed this part??
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August 5th, 2011, 05:13 PM
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I don't know how much detail TCOYF gives on non-menstrual bleeds and cycle events that are outside of the norm.
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TCOYF isn't too detailed about it, but it has some information. BOM would have much better information (and I am a TCOYF learned FAMer).
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