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#1 of 6 Old 01-13-2009, 03:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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ever since my partner and I have started TTC (about 3 months) I have been having slow to start periods (Normally I am very regular kind of gal). I will have spotting a few days before then no period for 3-4 days.. what is going on here??? what is causing this?

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meaning that your periods are late/your cycles are longer?

Are you taking any herbs or supplements that you hadn't been taking before?

Did you stop BC before you started TTC?
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Hi rainbowmoon, I don't have an answer for you, but I am in the same boat from what it sounds like. I have spotting for a few days, then it goes away for a day or two, and then my period starts. How long are your cycles? Are you taking your basal temperature to know when you ovulate? I called my midwife to ask her if the spotting could prevent me from getting pregnant, and she said it's not likely. I've been trying to do as much research on this as I can, but I haven't been able to come up with much. We just barely started TTC, and I already have 2 sons, so I really have no reason to think that it will cause me any kind of problems getting PG. I'd be really interested in hearing what the other responses are to your question, though. Good luck!

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my cycles are usually ALWAYS 29 days like clockwork (and have been this way since I was a teen). Now I usually get spotting at around 30 days then my period starts at like day 33 or 34.. I am not taking any herbs or supplements currently. I am not temping but can tell when I am ovulating (between cycle days 9-14) after charting for years..

the only thing we can think of is that I have been living in the NE the last 3 months and there is alot less sunlight compared to AZ (where I lived before)..could that make my cycles wonky?

we are also dealing with mold issues and I am back on asthma meds after 2 years of not using the, so not sure if that is affecting me!

ugh!!

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I've been reading about TCM as it relates to fertility, and the short answer to whether the things you mentioned can affect your cycle is yes.

The light thing can make a difference, as can just the simple fact of a lifestyle change associated with living in a colder climate.

brin, the Infertility Cure book speaks directly to spotting around your period, if it's something you want to look into more.
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Tresa: Thanks for the recommendation, I'll look into it ASAP. I just want to know what's going on.

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