This is a little complex, I hope I can explain it right.
My cycles are shorter than average at 24-26 days. Luteal phase is around 12-13 days, and I have period for 4 days at most.
DH and I had romantic vacation and had relations during period (wouldn’t you know romantic weekend would fall on that date) which started Sept 1 and lasted all weekend.
So as of today and last 3 days, I’m supposed to be in fertile time. I have no indication of fertile CM, in fact would consider dry, or sticky. But I have been having mild cramping (not like menstrual cramps). I would describe them as more intense ovulation pain for those who experience that sensation. But rather than a day of this pain, I’ve had this for the last 6 or 7 days.
It is possible that if we had relations at the end of my period (Sept 4) and I ovulated a couple days early for some reason… there is a chance that I could be pregnant statistically speaking.
I did have a smear of pink blood on the tissue yesterday when I used the restroom. This could be right timing for implantation bleeding, but from my research could also be ovulatory bleeding (which I have NEVER had).
So here are my questions:
Because the cycle is a little skewed in days… up to a week or more in fact, when is a good time to start testing for pregnancy.
Are my calculations even correct? We recently moved, and I have not contacted local CtCL.
Is the cramping normal for early pregnancy? I don’t remember experiencing this with first pregnancy… but that was almost 12 years ago.
I guess I just am looking for support too This can be and exciting and scary proposition when my youngest child is preteen.