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to those ttc: im sry i know tmi. cramping at 8dpo, what could be going on?

im tracking ovulation on a online calendar, and i was due to ovulate 8 days ago. well on ovulation day i had a thick white discharge and that lasted on and off that day, the next few days i was really wet. so the day b4 yesterday i noticed that i had he egg white cm and it was stretchy, and it was stil there a litle bit yesterday. now today i feel dry. and ive been cramping since a few days b4 i started ovulating, i really only get the cramps in the morning when i wake up. they r like period cramps they dont last very long at all. does any1 have any advice for me? thank u and baby dust to u all who r ttc.

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mamasmurf171

Asked by mamasmurf171 at 12:38 PM on Jul. 8, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Your progesterone should be at its highest today. It can make you feel bloaty and icky. its a good thing though. You need that high progesterone to create a soft rich uterine lining for the egg to attach to. Hang in there. Just a few more days until you can test. :)
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 1:33 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • The days that you had the egg white cm is when you are fertile. You have probably JUST ovulated since today you are dry. If you have had sex within the last 3 days (excluding today) you could be pregnant BUT it won't implant for about 5-6 days so the cramping is most likely not from that.

    For you to be accurate on when you are ovulating, you really need to check your temp and cervical postition as average ovulation is 12-16 days before your period and where one woman will ovulate on day 12, another may not ovulate till day 16 and you won't know that unless you are checking. The tracker will not account for that, it's just an average. The day you ovulate is set is doesn't vary so if you find that you are ovulating 14 days prior, you always will.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:36 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • thank u
    mamasmurf171

    Comment by mamasmurf171 (original poster) at 3:06 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • Sometimes women mistake semen for egg white cervical mucus. When semen comes out (after it's been in a woman's body several hours or even days) it's all stretchy and the same color as the egg while CM. The difference is if you stretch it, the semen will break where as the true egg white CM will keep on strethching.

    As for the cramping, that could be anything and everything.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 3:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

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