Hello Everyone! My name is Kathleen and I am new to this board and new to TTC. My husband and I have been together for 10 years (hs sweethearts) and married for 2. We have just recently decided we are ready for a baby. I ordered a pack of ovulation predicting strips in an effort to determine when I'll be ovulating, obviously I am on CD 22 of my 34 day cycle and have yet to get a positive test result. It's making me really nervous! I am a healthy 24 year old with regular periods, but in the past few months I have noticed changes in my cycle. As a teenager/early 20s I would get debilitating cramping during my period which has now all but disappeared. My breasts are extremely sore before and during my period which never was the case. My last period was only 2 days long and extremely light. I didn't really think too much about it until I've been getting the negative ovulation strips and now I'm worried. Also paired with the fact that my husband and I have never really been the best with birth control (we've only ever used the pull out method, which really is not a method at all) and I've never gotten pregnant before. Does anyone have some advice? Words to calm me down? I called the nurse at my GYN and she said to keep testing til I get my period, and if I do not get a positive result to make an appointment. Oh, also, I made sure to take a pregnancy test to make sure that is not why I'm not ovulation, and it was negative.
Thanks for reading! I appreciate it!