Post # 1
My cycles since getting off the pill in January have been all over the place, but for many months I O’d between day 21-25 of my cycle. The last two cycles, and this one, have been doozies – O on day 41, then O on day 31, and here I am day 31 of this cycle with no O in sight.
My question is – temp shift and consistent LP confirm that I do ovulate, but I clearly ovulate well past the “normal” period of 14 – 20 days. How worried should I be about this? By the time I O, is my endometrial lining too “old” for implantation?
Post # 3
How long is your cycle? It is only a problem if your luteal phase (the time between ovulation and your period) is too short.
Post # 4
@LAZB: My LP’s usually 11 – 12 days. Cycles are so, so irregular. The range since January has been 29 – 52!
Post # 5
@lovelyrose: My cycles were long and unpredicable, anywhere from 40 to 55 days usually and I had no idea if I was ovulating, let alone when. The first cycle I started charting I O’d on CD 38 (if I remember correctly)…10 days later I had a positive pregnancy test and I’m now 21 weeks pregnant. I agree with the pp, it’s depends more on your luteal phase length than cycle length.
Post # 6
I haven’t gotten any conclusive information either way about this. I’ve read that many ppl O “late”, well past day 20 and have gotten pregnant, and some that say the lining is too “old” and not as ideal. I had cycles range from 42-95 days since coming off BC last Sept with temping confirming taht I do O and have a 14-15 LP. Personally, I got tired of the long unpredicatable cycles and gave Clomid a go. I O’d on day 18. I’ve almost never in my whole life O’d that early on my own, even before BC, which I was only on for 2 years.
Post # 7
How were your cycles before BC? Mine are like yours (in some cases worse – just came off a 119 day cycle) but I was super irregular before pills, too. I kinda feel like this is my normal when outside hormones aren’t brought into the mix. I don’t know the answers to your specific questions – sorry! – but you’re certainly not alone in falling outside the “standard” 28 day cycle.
Post # 8
I O’d on CD 27. A week later, I had implantation bleeding and now I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant.
Post # 9
@lovelyrose: I think if your LP is 11-12 days then you should be fine. I’ve heard of many women Oing late in their cycle.
Post # 10
@LAZB: Why is it a problem if you LP is short? I ask as my O day is late and am just starting TTC.
Post # 11
@CatyLady: during the luteal phase is when an egg has a chance to fertilize and implant. If it’s not long enough (at least 10 days but ideally 14), then there isn’t time for that. I always Oed late, around CD 21 out of a 28 day cycle if I remember correctly, and my luteal phase was too short. My doctor put me on Clomid one month to try to strengthen my O and lengthen my luteal phase, and bam! Now I’m almost 24 weeks pregnant 🙂