Post # 1
I am wondering if its normal to O at different cycle days during each cycle? I am currently only using OPK (i know this doesnt guarantee I am ovulating, I really need to start charting but thats another story). Each cycle (according to opk and cramping) I usually ovulate on cd12 or cd 13. I am on cd 16 with negative tests and no symptoms. Maybe I could have missed it, sometimes I only catch a positive if i test twice a day, or maybe I will ovulate later? Is ovulation pretty regular? Thanks for any input.
Post # 2
It totally depends on the person. Some people are like clockwork, and some have no real rhyme or reason to depend on. Also depends how long you’ve been off birth control (if you were ever on it) since it takes some women a long long time to self-regulate.
Even the most regular woman CAN have a month or two a year where things are a little wacky or an annovulatory cycle where she doesn’t ovulate. Did the test line ever get sort of dark? Because it’s always a fainter line than you probably didn’t miss it. If you saw it start to darken but never equal the control line, you probably missed it.
PS. I think only on the internet does charting mean the end all be all of fertility. I know very few women IRL who temp their vagina every day. I’ve gotten pregnant twice using a ovulation monitor and OPKs. Unfortunately lost both but still very very helpful tools in my opinion.
Post # 3
Andthepupmakes3: I chart and I use my oral temp. No vagina temps for me thank you! 😉
Post # 4
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My first cycle of charting was my weird one. For months all of my symptoms indicated O right around cd 13 or 14. The first month of charting? CD 17 AND no O symptoms ever. I chalked it up to a fluke cycle (likely stress-related O delay), and things have returned to their normal pattern since then. So, IMO, weird cycles can happen even to the most clockwork women. No worries. 🙂
Post # 5
Yup. The pre-O phase of the cycle can vary a good bit, even in totally healthy, normal women. It’s the luteal phase (post-O) that should stay within a 3 day variation window. I usually ovulated on CD13 or 14 too, but once time it happened on CD10, and once on CD15, so I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 6
MrsFairyBee: lucky! I breathe through my mouth when I sleep sometimes so I can’t… I also am the most irregular sleeper and travel sometimes (varying wakeup calls/ environments/time zones/etc) so overall I’m just not suited for temping!
Post # 7
Entirely possible! I averaged a CD18 ovulation, but during the year I charted it ranged from CD16 to CD 23.
Also, yeah, I temped through my mouth 😛 I think that’s the standard for most of the charting ladies on here.
Post # 8
Vanilla-latte: I was told by my doctor that stress can sometimes affect it. When I got pregnant I didn’t think I had been having sex around my fertile days because of my cycle was (turns out I was wrong since I got pregnant), but because I was so stressed, I ovulated “late”
Post # 9
i usually get a positive around CD12 or CD13, but i’ve had as early as CD10 and at late as CD16.
Post # 10
Thanks for all the responses. I got really busy with and was not able to get back to the board until today.
I thought I missed it because the lines were getting darker, then started getting lighter again Around cd10 . But I started getting positive opks again at cd 15, 16, and 17. I have never had a positive opk for multiple days before. I am wondering if i ovulated twice this month? Either way we have been bd every otherr day all the way through, so hopefully this is my month. Now the TWW begins!
Post # 11
MrsFairyBee: I felt the same way…and then after two months of jaggedy temps (I’m a mouth breather at night…plus had a cold this cycle) I’m giving it a shot next cycle!
Post # 12
Vanilla-latte: Technically you can’t ovulate twice, but you can have two LH surges – meaning, your body gets ready to ovulate, but then doesn’t, then gets ready again and does. Ovulation only happens once, though (in the case that you release two eggs, it happens within a few hours of each other, so on the same LH surge).