I don't think I'm ovulating

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Your open dots indicate something about the data from those days is different– are you temping at exactly the same time every day?

Besides that, how long are your cycles normally? I usually O’d anywhere between CD 18-21, except the month I got pregnant, when O came on CD 14. Everyone’s cycles are different– I’d keep at it and see what you can find without getting too discouraged just yet!

Post # 4
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mars62312:  Are your periods regular? What day of your cycle do they normally start? If they are not regular, your opks could be all over the place. 

Like the OP asked, What day of the cycle are you currently on? Some bees dont get a positive until the later part of their cycle– after the ‘average’ 14 dpo.  

I dont chart myself, but I do opks, so I cant really help you on your chart although I would have assumed you Od around day 17/18?  My O date is very similar to you and I have around 30-32 day cycles. 

It is possible to miss your O with OPKS. Some people test in the mid-morning as well as in the evening during their fertile window. Hang in there, it can be verrrry frustrating.

Post # 5
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I agree with @OldMrsMcDonald: it looks like you have a data accuracy problem, more than a physical one. Between temping at different times and the imprecision of your thermometer (2 decimal places are recommended), there’s no way your chart is going to show a definitive O.

Just looking at your CM, you probably O-ed CD 17 or 18…

Post # 6
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

How long have you been charting/trying?

Some of the women hear swear their charts were a TOTAL mess for the first three months or so while they got the hang if it!

Post # 9
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Mars62312:  2-3 hours IS a huge discrepancy; That’s for sure why your chart is all over the place. When I was charting I set a temping alarm for 5:45 every day no matter what. If it was the weekend, I’d temp, enter it into my FF app and then go back to sleep.

Post # 11
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Mars62312:  OPKs never worked for me.  I always missed the surge but I was definitely ovulating.  Give it a few more days and you may get a crosshair for CD 17.  But if you’re TTC, make sure to keep BDing every other or every 2 days until you get your crosshairs.  You probably ovulate later than the average CD 14 (I always ovulated after CD 20.)

If your periods are coming every 35 days you should expect your O around 12 days before day 35.  So look for an O date on or around CD 23.

Post # 13
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m going to be different and say your chart really doesn’t look that crazy.  You do have some open dots, and it would surely improve your accuracy to make sure you chart at the same time every day (and get a better thermometer that reads to the hundredth of a degree), but I think it’s totally likely that you O’ed on Friday.  Give it a couple more days and see what your temp does moving forward.  You’re still within a totally normal range for an O date, so try not to worry about it too much.

Honestly, after a few cycles, it’ll get a lot easier to start to see trends in your data.  Right now it just looks like a bunch of random data points, but I’ll bet you’ll see a continued temp rise over the next few days and your pattern will become a little more clear.  Also, as far as the OPK, you wouldn’t actually get a positive on the day you O – it would much more likely be a day or two before.  I see you didn’t record anything for CD16 – did you test then?  I don’t use OPKs anymore (they made me obsessive), but when I did I’d get positives usually two days before I O’d.

Post # 14
6467 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mars62312:  I noticed you didn’t take an OPK on CD16. I have found through experience that I should not skip a day when taking OPK because that could be the day I get a positive. I usually get more than one positive, but that doesn’t mean everyone is the same. Your surge could have been just that day and by CD17, the surge was gone. If that is true, then it makes sense that you ovulated around CD17-18. Also, make sure to take OPKs around the same time everyday just like temping. Good luck!

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