Faythe S. (brand0new0day) wrote in vaginapagina,
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Possible pregnancy or reading too much into this?

I'm going to start this by saying that I'm well aware that the only way of knowing what's going on for sure is to take a pregnancy test, and I have one all ready to go for when the time comes. Regardless, I need some insight or at least a place to vent, and vaginapagina has always been a great one for me.

How do I even begin this? *sighs*

Okay, so. My husband and I are currently TTA (trying to avoid pregnancy) and our main source of birth control is FAM (fertility awareness method) coupled with withdrawal/condoms. I'm usually pretty meticulous in checking my signs and temperature and I've been startlingly regular for the past 8 months that I've been charting. This cycle, though, there have been a number of changes and here they are:

1. I'm exercising 6 days a week and have been since the start of my last period (early October). This could be a factor so I'm throwing it out there first.

2. My ovulation seems to have been considerably earlier in my cycle than usual. I typically ovulate around CD 21-23, and this time I ovulated on CD 18, although I'm not entirely sure if that's the exact date because I didn't use OPKs this cycle, just cervical mucus and temperatures. As a result I'm not sure if our "careful" was careful enough because we did have intercourse pretty much the whole week I was ovulating, just with withdrawal.

3. Since about 5-7 days past ovulation, I've been feeling weird. My head is stuffy, my back and lower abdomen are crampy and achy, I'm having a significant amount of heartburn eating the same foods I've been eating for months and my breasts are extremely tender. None of these are typical PMS symptoms although I have had my typical PMS symptoms as well (particularly hunger, fatigue and bloating).

ETA: I am currently 10 days past ovulation and my typical luteal phase is 11 days, so that means I'm expecting menses either tomorrow or Monday. At least I don't have to wait much longer to find out!

*sighs* So, what does vaginapagina think? Pregnancy yay or nay? Am I overreacting or does this sound at all like early pregnancy?
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