Weird Cycles Since Trying to Conceive

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I have been actively ttc for 1 year now and my period was 6 days late. I was still waiting to test, but on day 6 of being late I started spotting and by the early morning of day 7, my period had started. I had cramps worse than normal and passed several small clots that were a grayish color.

Could I be having a miscarriage or could I be just late? This doesn't seem like a normal period for me, but then what is so say what is normal? Ever since ttc, at least 4 cycles out of my last 12 have ended like this; some even being 43 days long when a 29 day cycle is normal for me. Thanks for listening.

Jamie

ANSWER

If this starts to happen again, you might take a pregnancy test, which might (or might not) show that you were pregnant. It may be time to consult an infertility specialist to make sure everything is ok.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.