Posted by Olivia Adams, Mommie-to-be | Posted in Mommy-To-Be | Posted on 30-10-2010
After doing much research, it sounds like my body may be producing its own hormones, which means…I might be able to finally try? I don’t want to get worked up for nothing because I know where all that got me, but here is what I found on www.steadyhealth.com (http://www.steadyhealth.com/article/Signs_and_symptoms_of_menstruation_a742.html_:
What are the signs and symptoms of menstruation?
Symptoms that might be felt around the time of menstruation:
• Cramping, bloating, and sore breasts
• Water retention
• Pelvic pressure
• Food cravings
• Difficulty concentrating
• Mood swings and irritability
• Headache and fatigue
on Around 85% of women report some emotional or physical changes around the time their period occurs. If these physical and emotional symptoms are severe, it might be a sign of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS usually occurs one or two weeks before menstruation and is brought on by rising and falling hormonal levels just before the period begins.
Based on the reading above, I have to say that a week prior to seeing a period, I did notice very enlarged breasts and sore nipples. I was so shocked about this that I had to show my husband. He looked at me and laughed and asked why I was flashing him and if I was trying to seduce him. Sillly man! I told him to look at my nipples carefully. Even he noticed that they looked larger. I also recall having back aches and strange food cravings. All of these symptoms, which I haven’t felt in a very LONG time. But then again, why did I keep getting negative results on the ovulation kit? The hubs thinks I read it wrong. I did get 2 stripes but one was a bit lighter? I am still confused, nevertheless…
I am finally done with my period and I was really debating on buying another ovulation kit, but I don’t know if I want to spend another $18! I’ve already spent over $60. The hubby thinks that we should just try it. I believe there is a time when one does ovulate after their period. I checked out http://www.americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/ovulationfaq.htm:
By using a combination of methods such as studying cervical fluid, taking your body temperature, and tracking your periods, you can calculate your time of ovulation. The American Pregnancy Association encourages women to learn about the fertility awareness method of tracking cycles and then combine that with ovulation predictor kits to best understand when you are ovulating. The Association estimates that this is anywhere between 11-21 days since the last menstrual period (LMP), or 12-16 days from when you expect the next menstrual period to start. Order Fertility Kit or Monitor
OK, let’s scratch that ovulation kit idea. Like I said, I don’t want to waste more money. They did say this:
Can I ovulate right after my period?
The answer to this is determined by how many days are in your cycle. For example, if you have a 21 day cycle ( from the beginning of one period to the beginning of another) and you bleed for 7 days, then yes, you could ovulate right after your period. This is because we know ovulation can occur 12-16 days before your next period begins, and this would put you ovulating at days 6-10 of your cycle.
OK, so I don’t know how my cycle is since it’s too early to determine this, but sounds like I better just start trying like almost every day! This can be fun but I don’t want to get all obsessive about it…