(Closed) Could I Be? How Common is it?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mrswagner:  i’d say it is definitely possible, from what I’ve read good quality CM is most important if you have sex a few days pre-ovulation and you need the sperm to be able to survive, but plenty of ladies around here get pregnant with little CM. Also, what you see on the toilet paper is not neccessarily always the same as what is further up where it’s needed, although it’s usually a very good indication. You will be able to test with an early response test in a couple of days time if you want to find out.

However, it is also possible to time everything perfectly for months at a time and still not get pregnant. I’d say your chances are the usual 20-30% (depending which book/website you read).

All the best!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oh, and it’s also possible to get a positive OPK and then not actually ovulate, especially if you are sick (you said you had a cold) – so if your period is late and you’re not getting positive tests, that could be another answer, it may just be delayed.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Agreed with Hamikay in full! 

If you have unprotected sex, you could get pregnant. All that other stuff is just things to increase your chances. If you got a positive OPK on January 4, you can ovulate in between 9-51 hours (according to research done by Clear Blue Easy Digital Ovulation Tests) after that. As you can see, that range is pretty huge. So it’s best to continue having sex AFTER the OPK is positive, usually for the next three days. Either way, you still have a chance. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@mrswagner:  I agree with PPs. I don’t think the lightness of your periods has anything to do with whether or not you’re ovulating. My periods are super light, like 1.5-2 days and could use one pad a day if it wasn’t gross, and I’m definitely ovulating (confirmed by temping). There’s a handy chart that gets posted a lot on the TCOYF boards that says as long as you’re bleeding 5mL over the course of your period (basically enough to fill up one regular pad/tampon), then you’re probably ok. More than likely, your periods are so light because you just came off BCP. They’ll probably get longer and heavier as your body regulates, or you might stay just how you are. Good luck TTC, and I hope this was your month!

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