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04/05/2013 at 14:46
I'm 30 years old and haven't been TTC for long at all so I'm new to all this.
I think I'm 12DPO and had light brown spotting since Wednesday evening when I also had so e bad cramps. Today the spotting has completely vanished. My cycle is normally 30-34 days and today is day 29 so guess I'm not really late yet. However, my boobs are tender, veiny particularly around the nipples which I've never had before, my stomach is bloated and gurgles when I eat and my lower tummy is hard and tender. I've been having vivid dreams for the last few nights which isn't normal for me. I also never spot like this before a period.
I have had a couple of BFNs but I think I'm testing too early. I feel like I'm going mad waiting and wondering. I try to ignore the symptoms and then I get another one!
Can anyone offer any advice
07/05/2013 at 09:06
Everyone says 'you'll know' when you're pregnant but I certainly didn't! Tried and tried for months every little twinge or cramp I had I was convinced I was pregnant and cried every month my period came. My advice is stop trying, even stop keeping track of your periods. I got so fed up of the dissapointment i stopped writing down when i was due and gave up completely. That same month I woke up at 4 in the morning and did a test, not sure why i did it but it was positive. Am sat with my baby on my chest as we speak and while I would never ever change a second of this rollercoaster ride, I say let it happen when nature is ready to let it happen. Having a baby is a million times more difficult and scary than anyone could ever tell you and all I focused on was 'getting pregnant' and somehow didnt consider the part that comes after that!
Good luck to you I know its hard but it will happen!
07/05/2013 at 10:22
To a large extent Olivia is right, it will happen when you stop expecting it to, too much focus on TTC can actually have a negative impact as sex becomes more of a 'need to' rather than a 'want to'.
Symptoms for both early pregnancy & PMT are very much alike & you can drive yourself crazy (plus spend a small fortune) convincing yourself this is the month. Generally the best advice is to wait as long as possible after your period was due before testing (ideally 2wks after your due date) to get a clearer yes/no.
It is one mighty emotional rollercoaster, TTC, falling pregnant, carrying the baby, labour/birth every new step brings new excitement/anxiety/fear & it continues long after you're a parent so take each day as it comes & enjoy the ride.
Best wishes & good luck.
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