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Old Nov 25th, 2017, 05:07 AM   1
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I donít know how to read the tests or other signs.


My son was born sleeping on the 1st November at 19+5, and I stopped bleeding after 2 weeks. I had a coil for 18 months before conceiving him and got pregnant before my first period after having the coil removed. And as I am breastfeeding my 2 year old and have from birth and had a coil put in when she was 3 months I havenít had a period or normal cycle in over 3 years! As my last Ďperiodí was the one before conceiving my 2 year old. And we werenít tracking my cycles then, it was just a NTNP kinda thing.

So anyway, I had my coil removed for health reasons and conceiving immediately was a surprise as we hadnít actively planned to have any more. But getting half way through my pregnancy and then him passing away was the worst thing Iíve ever gone through. And itís made me feel so empty and alone.

So, even though we donít want to actively try and conceive right now, Iím trying to track my cycles so that I know whatís what when it comes to trying next year.

I know after a miscarriage etc, your cycles can take a while to get back to normal, so Iíve been taking ovulation tests to try and predict when my next period will be and how long I can expect the luteal phase to last and all that.

But anyways, my problem is that I donít understand how to read the tests, why they get lighter and darker, what cervical position has to do with anything, and all that!

I know the test has to be both lines equal darkness for a positive so I know all these are negative but when I thought I might be ovulating a few days ago as my cm was slippery and my cervix was high and soft and open, the tests were completely negative! Now that my cervix is lowering a little, only medium open and firming up a bit, and my cm is more white and like a thin watery lotion Iím getting slightly darker lines.

Iím so confused! Any help or experience appreciated! Thanks!



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2017, 05:15 AM   2
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Old Nov 25th, 2017, 05:42 AM   3
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These are the tests
Hey Hun ❤ all I know is if the lines are the same or stronger you are ovulating I never bothered checking my cervix. I have a cbfm you can have if you want to track that way xxx



 
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Old Nov 25th, 2017, 06:11 AM   4
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Thank you for your reply I’ve used ovulation tests briefly in the past and never got a strong line but I wasn’t really using them properly or tracking properly, so I don’t know! Lol. I hate all this, I wish it was easy xx



 
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Old Nov 26th, 2017, 06:06 AM   5
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Old Nov 26th, 2017, 17:59 PM   6
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My OPKs fluctuate daily with darkness and lightness. There is no rhyme or reason for it. I wouldn't go based on progression unless you get one that is just a slight shade lighter than positive.

So sorry for the loss of your son. I cannot imagine what you are going through. GL in the future



 
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Old Dec 1st, 2017, 07:44 AM   7
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I never checked my cervix. I found that it didn't coincide with what you were told it should be like.
Having said that...the bottom test in your last pic looks positive to me...

I just stuck with OPKs and BBT. As I have PCOS, OPKs weren't always reliable.

Your LH levels can fluctuate throughout the month and at different times of the day as a PP said so until that test line is as dark or darker than the control, you can't be certain.



 
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