Jump to content
When does the first day of your cycle begin?
6 replies to this topic
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:33 AM
When should you count the first day of your cycle? Is it the first day of spotting or first day of full flow?
I usually start to get slight spotting a couple days before AF arrives, but the spotting isn't constant, it comes and goes over a couple days so I'm hesitant to count the first day of spotting as the first day of my cycle.
I'm assuming that the first day of cycle would be the first day of full AF?
How does everyone else track their cycles?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:37 PM
I have the same problem. I was told the first day of full flow prior to midday. Full flow starting in the afternoon means CD1 is the next day. I count the two days of spotting as part of my previous cycle's luteal phase.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:12 PM
Yep full flow before nightfall was the advice I got. Ignore the spotting as it's not a menstruation but is withdrawal bleeding.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:24 PM
I thought it was full flow before midday.
Sorry OP, you've got 2 for midday and 2 for 6pm. Maybe halve it and go 3pm
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:49 PM
Ahh ok. Thanks for the replies ladies:)
I just wasn't sure whether the first day of spotting was counted as day 1 or whether it was the first day of the full flow. I've always counted full flow as being day 1 ... which sounds about right according to everyone else also
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:55 PM
As everyone else has said, first day of full flow.
I usually count it as full flow by nightfall (as many have said.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:57 PM
hmm I thought it was full flow by midday too - thats what I have been working off for the past 13 months (hasn't done any good as yet!)
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.
Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.
Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.
A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.
What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.
The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.
Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.
In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.
When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.
An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.
A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house.
If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.
The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.
A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.
The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.
When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.
Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.
Top 5 Articles
There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)
There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)
Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.