Is it normal to ovulate on different cycle days on different cycles?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Andthepupmakes3:  I chart and I use my oral temp. No vagina temps for me thank you! 😉

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i usually get a positive around CD12 or CD13, but i’ve had as early as CD10 and at late as CD16.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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).

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