Ovulation question

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The best way to tell is to check your basal body temperature every morning and/or get ovulation predictor kits (OPKs). Your cervix will be soft and open before O, but it can be har either before O or afterwards. Most doctors will tell you that cervical position means nothing after ovulation – definitely not a reliable sign of pregnancy. Unfortunately, you also can’t automatically ssume that you have 28 day cycles. If you’re not pregnant, AF will arrive 14 days after you O. If you O on day 18 of your cycle, your full cycle will be 32 days, and your period will still be on time. So a “late” period also doesn’t always mean pregnancy.

Post # 3
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7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

You have 2 options here. Option 1- Relax, DTD EOD or so for your entire cycle, and just see what happens. Tons of people get pregnant this way every day. Option 2- Use OPKs, temp, monitor your CP and CM… anything to get data so that you know what is going on with your body and can time things a bit more precisely. Either option is 100% okay, but not collecting data and then wanting to analyze said non-existant data and mine it for signs of fertility and/or pregnancy… well it’s not going to do anything but drive you crazy with maybes and guesses.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Kld37:  I agree with PPs. If you really want to get into all the data, you need to temp, use OPKs, check CM and CP, etc. Since coming off birth control in April, my cycles have been everywhere from 22-30 days and I’ve O’d everywhere from CD 13-18. The first couple of cycles, I didn’t chart, so who knows when I O’d then. Anyway, your best bet is to BD every other day until after O. If you aren’t charting to know when you O, then BD every other day until AF shows. As far as checking your cervix for pregnancy, you can’t. You can look all over google and other TTC boards and you’ll get this same answer, but you’ll also get that if you’re pregnant, it will be this and that. For instance, many say that if you’re pregnant, it will stay high, softer, and closed. Well, mine did this after O for my entire luteal phase and then AF showed up right on time. So, check your cervix to see when you’re fertile, and then once you’ve confirmed O, quit checking. It’s pointless and will just stress you out. Good luck!!!

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