So sorry endlessblue! Best of luck for this cycle do you always spot like this before AF?
No I usually start off pretty heavy with horrendous cramps. It's pale red this morning but still very light. Tailed off to almost nothing again. I'm not sure what's going on?! In 4 days nothing has even touched the sanitary towels I'm wearing! Really odd!
I am also trying SMEP this month. We are on cycle 2 after a LONG break. I am trying all kinds of things to hopefully get things done naturally. We started SMEP on CD6, currently on CD10. I am also using softcups, robitussin (for good measure), pre-seed, OKP, & clear blue monitor. My monitor has yet to show a possible fertile day. I think I usually O on CD14-15. Starting today I plan to use OKP with monitor. I was using them in the AM but have read you should do in the afternoon/evening or mid morning or both. My husband is also using enzyte to help out with the possibility of getting burned out. That is working quite nicely, as well Calendar says AF is around 8/19. Would love to have some support. I plan to keep up the every other day unless monitor says I am fertile then I may switch even days for odd.
Welcome beaglemom. I'll add you to the list of SMEP for aug Which opk are you using?? I've never used softcups. I dont know they kinda scare me. That what if im unable to take it out. Have you ever used softcups before? GL
I have already been using the soft cups. I was a little nervous, too. Basically if you are comfortable with tampons, you should be comfortable with these. You fold it in a tight oval & insert like tampon...as you insert it will expand. Once in, you can easily feel the ring & it has a lip you can put your finger under to pull out. Last BD I actually left it in about 6 hours. You can't really feel it once in. I have definitely noticed a lot loess leaking afterwards. A little, TMI, I know.
I am using the clear blue monitor (using designated sticks). But I think at home I have Answer OPK sticks. I am not too particular. I buy what's cheaper or on sale. I normally don't have any issues with being able to interpret the lines. So it is not worth the extra money for me just so I can see a smiley versus a line
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