I think I may be pregnant. My husband and I had sex every other day starting two days before my fertile days through two days after my fertile days according to the ovulation calendar.
My period is expected in three days. I have been feeling bloated, crampy, tired, and craving carbs for the last week to week and a half. Until today I thought that maybe I was overthinking it because we have been trying to conceive since January.
According to my ovulation calendar now is the time to expect implantation bleeding. I have experienced a light bit of spotting which I NEVER have before my period. I never start my period early and I never have spotting. I always have lower back pain and diahrria the day before I start my period which I have not felt any of this month.
Could this be implantation bleeding? Could I be pregnant? Is it too soon for a test? The suspence is killing me and I just have to know as soon as possible.
I can certainly understand your excitement, and yes, what you describe may indeed be implantation bleeding.
On the other hand, being a good parent involves an amazing amount of patience, and it's a fine time to start practicing :-).
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.