I don’t know if this has been discussed here before, but I’m having some issues and hope someone can help.
My son is 11 and half months old, and my period hasn’t returned yet. This is the longest I’ve ever gone. With his 3 older sisters it returned at 9, 10, and about 10 and half months, and there was obvious peak type mucas for several days a couple of weeks prior (we use Creighton), This time, however, my cervical mucas readings are all over the place. I’ll have REALLY peak type (clear, stretchy, and lubricative) for a couple of days, then it goes away, and I’ll have non-lubricative extreme wetness for a couple of days, then lubricative wetness, then back to peak type mucas, on and on, for the past 2 months now. Very frustrating, to say the least. So I decided to buy a month’s supply of ovulation test strips (Answer is the brand name), to see if that would help me figure out whats going on. The first 2 days I used them no LH (lutenizing hormone, apparently present when ovulation is imminent) surge was detected. The next day, there was. The day after that, there wasn’t, the next, there was again. I forgot to test last night. So my question is, could breastfeeding being causing this confusion? (I know it can cause “fertile patches” of mucas throughout until one’s period returns). The reason I’m asking is that the box lists several things that can cause a faulty reading, but breastfeeding isn’t one of them (Clomid, being postpartum, postabortive, or pregnant, and a few other meds are listed). It would seem that breastfeeding would be on there, but maybe the manufacturers figure if someone’s breastfeeding they wouldn’t be using the sticks in the first place? Oh, and I know for sure I’m not pregnant (done 2 pregnancy tests in the last months, and dh won’t touch me until we get this figured out! :o Oh, and we definately need to avoid right now, we really can’t fit another child into our tiny house. I’m hoping in the not so distant future dh will get promoted and a large enough raise that we can move, but we can’t afford anything else right now). So, at the end of this long winded post (thanks for reading!) does anyone else have experience with this??
Thanks for all your help!