Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:27 pm
Post subject: Confused???
Hi I'm a new member and have been trying for a baby for 3 months now but am a bit confused.
At the beginning of my period I have a brown discharge for about 3 days then start properly. Which day do I count as my first day as this could affect my ovulation dates, as I don;t have any symptoms and haven't tried any kits yet.
Can somebody please help!!
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:00 pm
Post subject: Hello
Welcome to the forum.
I have the same problem with the couple of days of discahrge before my period actually starts. I don't know whether it's right or wrong but I always take the first day of my period to be when I "really" come on and try to work out my fertile days from there. I've been trying for 3 months too and have decided to try and ovulation kit from this month, I think I'd feel a bit better knowing that I was actually ovulating, rather than just thinking I am.
Don't know if this has been any help at all! Good luck with your trying!
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:25 am
I'm exactly the same. I've actully just found out that I'm pregnant but I had the brown discharge on 29th Dec then started my period properly on 31st Dec. I chose 31st Dec coz this is the day when I felt like I was on my period and had the usual pains. Of course now, when I try and work out the due date using a pregnancy calendar, I have 2 different dates!
As far as ovulation and conceiving goes, your possible dates are only two days apart so just try as much as possible over your ovulation dates- it worked for us!
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:04 am
Congratulations on your news....
Thanks for the replies its nice to know I'm not the only one this happens too
I'm taking the very first day and trying all the way through , Hopefully this will work.
If not might try an ovulation kit next month.