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Hey ladies, haven't been active in jm for months but had a question maybe u can help me with. While ttc I became pretty familiar with cm and what was fertile. Dd is now 7 months old and I haven't have much thought to it since last year. Anyway I dtd on Saturday, which would have been calendar day 7. When I charted and tool opk's last year I always ovulated calendar day 13 or 14. So I didn't really think I could be fertile on day 7. Next day after dtd I was using the bathroom and tmi but noticed some long stretchy "stuff" hanging there. Looked liked fertile cm but I have never had that much! Anyone else experience this??? So I checked by inserting fingers and it was stretchy but just maybe an inch at most not super stretchy and basically clear. Cervix feels very high but hard (and closed from what I can tell). I am not ttc so should I be worried?!!
The first rule of NFP/FAM is that every month is different and you cannot determine this month's fertile period based on when other months' fertile period were. So if you observe something other than your basic infertility pattern before O, then you must assume you fertile, even if it seems early on in the month. It is possible that CD8 was a fertile day but CD7 wasn't. Did you check your CM or vaginal sensation on CD7? It is also possible that your discharge on CD8 was "leftovers" from the day before. Does that all make sense? Good luck!
The calender day doesn't matter, and your past cycles don't determine what the present cycle will do. All you can do is track your CM day by day to know whether you're fertile or infertile on that day. If you weren't tracking CM at all, then it's impossible to say whether you were fertile or infertile when you DTD! It could go either way!
I would suspect the stuff you observed was seminal fluid from DTD the day before. That's pretty common!
Knowing your CM for TTC and knowing it for avoiding pregnancy are a little different. But you can get started tracking right away!
i also though seminal fluid but from what i have read, it shouldn't have been stretchy like that. i have no clue what it was prior to dtd. i think i will just try to track it the rest of this cycle and see if i notice the stretchy cm later in my cycle... thanks!
Seminal fluid can be stretchy. That's why the day following intercourse is always considered a wait day, because seminal fluid can mask your mucus sign. So you postpone DTD that day so that seminal fluid can leave the body, then you have all day the next day to get an accurate reading on your own CM.
SF for me is crazy stretchy!!!! I get gobs and gobs of it, and it's very stretchy, The way I tell that it's not regular CM.. is because it has a very different consistency than CM does. It's more like the goo that we would have played with as kids or sinus infection snot... while CM has more of an eggy feeling.
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