(Closed) New to this… any possibility?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
441 posts
Helper bee

@want2beeamom:  IF you O’d on 2/28 and didn’t have unprotected sex until 3/3, then no, you wouldn’t be pregnant unless you O’d a second egg later. Once O occurs, the egg only lives a short time and is generally gone within 24 hours.

HOWEVER, you don’t know your actual O date, and many women don’t O exactly on CD14, so it’s definitely possible you O’d a few days later and had sex at the right time.  If your period doesn’t come in a couple of weeks, take a test. You never know!

Post # 4
4574 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@want2beeamom:  I agree with PP…how long are your cycles? and even if you have a perfect 28 day cycle, it doesnt mean you O’ed on the 14th, it could have happend before or even after. 

Post # 7
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@want2beeamom:  you’re never fertile after you ovulate (other than about 24 hours after). your fertile days are the 3-4 days before you ovulate. also, that app cannot tell you when you ovulate unless you’re taking your temperature every morning and inputting into the app (you can also check your cervical mucous and cervix). the other way to tell is from an OPK. it is only positive when the test line is darker than the control line. you will see faint lines throughout the month but those don’t mean anything.

Post # 8
12250 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’re all hoping for a BFP for you!

Post # 11
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

OPKs are only positive if the test line is as dark or darker than the control line…it tests for LH and you always have some LH floating around, so on any given day in your cycle, you should get a faint line of some sort.  

An “app” that “predicts” ovulation based on how long your cycle is alone is pretty unreliable.  There is a chance you could be a perfect 14-day ovulater, but I had 27 day cycles and didn’t ovulate until CD17, 18, then 20 when I got off the pill while TTC.  So if you are a late ovulater, then your timing would be more favorable to conception, however, like PPs have said, once you have ovulated, you can’t get pregnant by having sex a few days after because the lifespan of the egg is very short and if there are no sperm around to fertilize it, it dies very soon after it is released (around 12 hours, so less than a day).  

Unfortunately, the only thing you can do now is wait until your period is due and take a HPT to be sure.  Welcome to the dreaded two-week-wait! 😉 

Post # 12
441 posts
Helper bee

@want2beeamom:  You could’ve been fertile on 3/3, but only if you either O’d that day or will O within the next day or so. Your OPK sounds like it was negative, which can mean one of two things: you have not O’d yet and will not likely O for at least 12-36 hours, OR you’ve already O’d. Unfortunately you have no way of knowing which is the case because the O predictor apps are pretty useless unless they have a lot of BBT data to work with. I’ve been charting for 13 cycles or so now, and it took probably around 6 for Fertility Friend to be able to predict my O fairly correctly, and it still gets it wrong sometimes because our bodies do weird things.

Post # 13
8147 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

on the top of the TTC boards did you notice a Thread that says “What to Expect- TTC”  there is so much helpful into there!  Maybe it’ll help you like its helped me! also charting has been SO helpful and has really opened my eyes!

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