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Can you spot bleed days before your actual period starts, or is the spotting considered the start?

By Anonymous October 5, 2009 - 10:49pm
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I am looking to get pregnant but am having trouble figuring out the actual start day of my last period. My periods are usually light on the first day, but sometimes I spot a few days before the actual flow begins. I'm just curious if the spotting is considered the first day to calculate ovulation from.

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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Thanks Alison for your post. You answered every question I have had over the last 6 months. No one could really give me the straight forward answers that you provided here. I am going to start tracking both times in my cycle now and leave that big window of opportunity open. It has really helped me and my hubby. -RW

April 16, 2010 - 9:06am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Was just reading through this thread as I have had similar questions re: spotting/actual bleeding in relation to TTC. Thank you Alison for clearing things up - very helpful! I will also try to track "both" cycles from now on.

November 14, 2012 - 2:52pm
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