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Old 02-14-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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Spotting before AF? How to chart?

For the last 3 months I have spotted 1-2 days before AF actually starts. This past month I was 5 days late and then started spotting. This month is so light it doesn't even reach the pad (I'm on day 2/3 of spotting). I'm still breastfeeding, so I'm guessing this is the cause, but how do I count it in my cycle? We just started NTNP (sort of ttc too, I guess just not hard core) and I'm wanting to keep a closer eye on my cycle. Do I count the first day of spotting as cd1 or the first day of actual flow?

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Re: Spotting before AF? How to chart?

I am no expert by any means, but I think fertility friend is! They don't count the beginning of a cycle unless I enter medium or heavy flow. Spotting still counts as the cycle before.
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I am no expert by any means, but I think fertility friend is! They don't count the beginning of a cycle unless I enter medium or heavy flow. Spotting still counts as the cycle before.
I didn't want to hear that. Lol. I think this puts me at cd34! And as of this morning, the spotting is almost nonexistent. I guess the plus side is af won't likely interfere with valentines day , especially since DH says he's going all out this year. Thanks for answering. I guess I'll have to wait a little more. I'd really just like to get it over with! It's torture waiting for the worst 4 days of the month and not knowing when it's going to show.

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Re: Spotting before AF? How to chart?

I've asked this before at tcoyf.com and they said the same thing, needs to be more than spotting. The actual amt can vary for each person though.
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