Charting through loss?? **m/c ment, TMI**

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Charting through loss?? **m/c ment, TMI**

Here's the link to my chart.

So, I've never been through this, and don't know how to chart it. We conceived during the cycle beginning July 9, experienced a missed miscarriage ending in a D&C on September 13th. I've been bleeding for about two weeks now. I didn't bleed immediately after the D&C, but it began about 6 days after the procedure. The bleeding is just coming to a stop, more just very light, brown blood. This wasn't AF, and I really don't know how soon to expect AF, so I started charting again a few days ago.

So far, I've just been adding the temps to the July 9th chart because I can't think of how else to do it. I know that FF has a feature that will allow you to split a chart in two, but will I even need to do that?

Once I get a definite AF, it'd probably be best to remove this cycle from the stats because it'll throw my average cycle length and average LP way off, right? Any advice that any of you can give on how to chart through this would be appreciated, I'm not sure what I should be doing!! On the bright side, my temp this morning almost touched the coverline, and that's a good sign, right?

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I'm so sorry for your loss :bigarmhug: I'm not much help since it's been a long time since I charted. When I experienced my m/c I remember my cycle going back to normal right away. I charted and ovulated 2 weeks after my D&C and then got my period 2 weeks later. I remember because I was so surprised it was regular.

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I'm sorry for your loss Sad

I think I would use the first day of bleeding as cd1 (I have had 2 d&c due to m/c, and 3 natural m/c), I also went just about right back to normal after, with a slightly longer cycle thag first one)
If you think you'll remove this cycle anyway, that's how I would look at it ( that or the day of the d&c as cd 1)

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Thanks ladies! I was on the fence since I didn't start bleeding until almost a week after the d&c. I wasn't sure if I should just let that be part of the cycle when we conceived, but then realized that I wouldn't know what CD1 was if I was bleeding for weeks on end. I might leave my chart as is for now, I have an appointment with the OBGYN who did the d&c this coming Thursday, so I'll ask for his take on it. I've had some doctors shrug off my charting like it's pointless, but I've never mentioned it to this one. I hope he's on the pro-charting side and can shed some light on the situation too.