Do I have to have EWCM to ovulate?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just had one cycle in between coming off the pill and getting pregnant. I tried checking my cervical mucus during that cycle and never had anything close to what I would call an “egg white” texture. In fact, I had hardly any cervical mucus at all. But I must have ovulated, since I got pregnant!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No, you don’t have to see EWCM to ovulate and yes, it’s possible to ovulate and never see EWCM.  

Women in their 20s tend to see more EWCM than women in their 30s.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Definitely possible – although I would say, don’t assume you don’t have it if you only check on the TP or your undies.  I had plenty of EWCM, but I only really saw it if I checked internally.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

kb7:  It’s totally possible to ovulate late in your cycle!  That just means you have a short luteal phase.  (Mine has been as short as 8 days.)  14 days is considered ideal because anything under 10 days can prevent implantation.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

kb7:  No. I am currently pregnant (22weeks), and I remember worrying when my husband and I started TTC that we would have trouble because I only had watery CM not EWCM. So, I made to sure to use preseed as lube and lay in bed for 10 minutes (didn’t elevate my legs) after sex, and I was pregnant that same month. Hope this helps! 🙂

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

How far into your cycle are you seeing positive OPKs?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

When you say you’re keeping track of your cycles, are you temping? I highly recommend joining Fertility Friend and reading their free e-book “Charting Your Way to Conception.” It will answer a lot of questions for you. Another great book is “Taking Charge of Your Fertility.”

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I normally have a positive OPK on day 19 or 20, so your OB is not correct…you can definitely ovulate that late.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

kb7:  I regularly ovulated between CD 19 and 25.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

kb7:  Don’t need EWCM to have ovulation! There are other fertile CM. And sometimes EWCM can only be seen when checked internally. I’d suggest reading the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility.” Answered so many of my questions, really is a helpful book 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

kb7:  That’s fine. Just know that your basal body temperature and CM pattern are your two major fertility signs. If you’re only looking at one of them, you’re getting half the picture. OPKs are optional and cannot tell you if you are ovulating or not. You could get a positive OPK and still not actually ovulate.

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