Jump to content

AF weirdness - WDYT?


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 TBen

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

So AF came this month, 3 days late, and she only stayed for 3 days (she ALWAYS stays for at least 5 days, often 7), much lighter than usual. Then a week after AF started (5 days after it stopped) I got cramps like an normal period and some very light spotting with mucus for two days, and today just cramps, no spotting.

WTH? I usually have a regular and predictable cycle, so this is confusing me big time.

I took a HPT on the first day late and got a negative, should I take another one? I am pretty sure I ovulated late in the last cycle - I got EWCM approx 9 days before AF. Also one of my breasts is sore. But only one! huh.gif

Should I take another test or is my body just being weird?? unsure.gif

#2 MummyLyss

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Well i vote POAS!  happy.gif The "period" could have been implant spotting. With my DD i had implantation spotting, but in my case it wouldn't have been enough for a panty liner. Good luck!!

Edit: Re-read what you wrote and changed my wording to make sense.

Edited by MummyLyss, 25 January 2013 - 01:40 PM.


#3 TBen

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

It was definitely more than spotting during the three days I did bleed, one day was reasonably heavy, but usually I have about 2-3 heavy days. I asked my doctor on Monday when I was there for something else and she said it was nothing but a short period and not to worry about it. It's just been the added cramping and spotting this week that's confused me!

#4 TBen

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Did a test this morning and BFP!!!!! ddance.gif

#5 Neko NoNo

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Congratulations!

#6 TBen

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

Glad I trusted my own instincts (and the wisdom of the EB forum!) and not my doctor! I probably would have had a bit to drink today because I'm only day 10 of my 'cycle' for this month.

Going to be interesting working out the due date....

Edited by Bake-o-rama, 26 January 2013 - 10:38 AM.


#7 MummyLyss

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

Woohoo!! Congrats!! Care to share a pic of your test?, its always nice to see the +ves

#8 TBen

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (MummyLyss @ 26/01/2013, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Woohoo!! Congrats!! Care to share a pic of your test?, its always nice to see the +ves


Here it is! original.gif



The line looks really pale now that I've scaled the image size down! It's definitely quite a strong line.

#9 lynneyours

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Congratulations, I could see that line from the doorway with no squinting, when I walked back in the room!

#10 Mischief Managed

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

Woo Hoo! biggrin.gif

#11 midnightmadness

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Congratulations! biggrin.gif Please just be aware though that bleeding early on and a late bfp can be a sign of an ectopic, so maybe an early scan to rule that out. Good luck!

#12 MummyLyss

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

That is a definite line! No confusion there! ^_^

I agree with PP to get an early scan! But then I would want to make opportunities to see my baby grow. Fx its a healthy, sticky one!! eexcite.gif ddance.gif eexcite.gif ddance.gif

#13 TBen

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

Thanks for the info about ectopic - I didn't know these were symptoms so I'll make sure I discuss that with my doctor just in case.

#14 delli

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

Good luck and Congratulations! original.gif

#15 erindiv

Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Congratulations! Wow that's a dark line!

A lot of people have early bleeding without an ectopic pregnancy. If you don't have any other symptoms then I wouldn't be concerned. A friend of mine had an ectopic pregnancy recently and the pain is apparently excruciating.

#16 TBen

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Well I went to the doctor today and she immediately suggested an ectopic and sent me off for bloods and a scan. They found nothing, no ectopic, but no evidence of a pregnancy either and the blood test showed very low levels of pregnancy hormones so she's ruled it a miscarriage.
I'm shocked and so emotional right now. It really doesn't make sense to me and I was too emotional when she told me to ask any questions. I can't figure out why the test was negative right before I had the bleed that was apparently the miscarriage, yet it showed up more than two weeks later? I'm probably just in denial but it seems so wrong. She tested me today and it was still positive, but very faint compared to previous, but I'd already peed twice and it was only 10:30 am so not as strong as first morning pee. Should I just accept it or get a second opinion?
She said I would feel a bit sh*tty for the next few days while the hormones return to normal - does anyone have some advice for me as to what I can expect?

#17 intrigued

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

I am so sorry to hear that this hasn't gone well for you :-( Look after yourself..

I  had sth similar happen in December... bit of spotting first, then what I  thought was AF (but only for a couple of days), week later more  spotting. Did a test as GP asked if I could be pregnant, that was  positive. Bloods to confirm, then couple of days later more bleeding,  then another blood test to confirm it was a - very early -  miscarriage.  

It is hard to say if how / what I felt was due to hormones or  more due to the disappointments. My head and thoughts were all over the  place. I tried to really take it easy, get a lot of sleep, baths,  massages, me-time etc. My body was fine, no cramps or more bleeding (if  you have that you should go back to the doctor as it's not right..)
It  did help that my doctor really highlighted that it wasn't anything that  I had done, and that it occurs very often and doesn't mean that you can  not get pregnant successfully straight away (which apparently happens a  lot)..

take care. I am sure you will get your BFP again soon..

#18 TBen

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Thanks intrigued - it helps to know I'm not alone.
I totally lost it at DH earlier because he was acting as if everything was normal. He told me he didn't think we'd lost a baby, that it was no big deal. But it hurts me, and I guess it's different because its happening in my body, and it's been so much to take in over the last 4 days. It also doesn't help that you have to have all these invasive tests and still have wishy washy results.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

11 things that will happen when you're breastfeeding

After having three children and various degrees of success feeding them all, there's one thing I can tell you: virtually nothing will go as planned.

Surgery for baby born with a tail

A baby born with a tail has had it removed after doctors feared the birth defect might cause long term damage to his lower body.

When 'skin to skin' becomes a family affair

An adorable photo of a little boy and his dad enjoying skin to skin contact with newborn twins is melting hearts everywhere.

35 hilariously weird 'top tips'

Who would have thunk it? We never knew there were so many uses for feminine hygiene products. 

Pregnancy skin woes: acne, dry skin, itchy skin

Here are some of the most common skin complaints in pregnancy and how to tackle them, face on.

Watch this fun dance class for babywearing dads

Is there anything sexier than a babywearing dad?

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

When your kids have totally different temperaments

Sometimes it has felt like whiplash parenting. She perches watchfully while I vacuum; he tries to climb on and go for a ride.

How do our stress levels influence our baby?

Since having my second baby a number of people have commented on how placid, content and settled he is and, similarly, many have commented on how this is a reflection of how I am with him.

Separation anxiety isn't just for kids

Despite its prevalence, most doctors tend to be reluctant to diagnose adult patients with separation anxiety.

A charm bracelet, a boy, and my beliefs questioned

I was staring at the face of my son, realising that my once steadfast decision to be open minded was quickly unravelling at the seams.

Why I'm so grateful for Hayden Panettiere's PND honesty

There are baby steps and giant leaps forward. But there are steps backwards, too. And, oh, how they can hurt your heart.

The heartbreaking story of little Moko

The mother of 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri said she should have picked up on the signs. {Warning: distressing content}

Kate Beckinsale and teen daughter recreate birth photo

Kate Beckinsale has recreated her daughter Lily's birth photo, 17 years after she was born.

The adult-size stroller you'll want to test drive

It's one of the biggest baby related purchases they will make, so it makes sense that parents-to-be get a chance to road test a stroller.

Pregnancy announcement shows the reality of IVF

It's a long way from baby booties or bump shots people have become accustomed to in social media pregnancy announcements.  

Soleil Moon Frye welcomes fourth baby

"Punky Brewster" is a mom again, for the fourth time. Soleil Moon Frye announced the birth of her baby boy, Story, on Instagram Wednesday.

Mum breastfeeds baby found abandoned on the street

A woman has been praised as a "beautiful mother" after breastfeeding a baby which had been abandoned at the side of a street. 

A birth with a difference: the 'natural caesarean'

We've shared stories of gentle caesareans before, but a new video shows a new option called a 'natural caesarean'.

Baby name inspiration by music genre

If you're all about the music, then you'll need a musical name for that baby. We've got all the lists for you by music genre.

Giving effective instructions to toddlers

One of the most common errors made by parents is in how they give instructions to their children.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.