(Closed) Pregnant?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@FutureMrs.Wood:  Is your cycle always the same length? And what is that length? BDing on CD15 could get you pregnant, but only if you’re Oing around then. If you tend to have a cycle around 28+ days then its a real possibility for you, but if you tend to have a cycle of less than 28 days, then you’d have probably already O’d by then.

ETA: Are you TTC now?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

is that the only day you are BDing?

I think if you aren’t going to bother to chart and find out exactly when you ovulate, you should at least be trying before and after CD15. CD13, 15, 17 at the very least.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@FutureMrs.Wood:  3-5 days is generally what they say, the length of time improves with better quality CM. Statistically, the best day is said to be 2 days before you O. I know you’re not temping, but are you open to marking your CM on TCOYF to better judge O? I used to just pay attention to that, but I get delayed O a lot of the time so I started temping to see when it actually happened.

My TCOYF Chart and My Fertility Friend Chart

Good luck and I have my FX for you this cycle! Feel free to join us on the POAS thread to let out your waiting crazies (we all have them)!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

@FutureMrs.Wood:  I’m not sure about the prediction it’ll give since I also track my temp, but it should estimate your O for your last day of fertile CM or the day after and you’ll find out if you do have an average LP, if you care to find out at this stage in the process. I know some of the ladies have shorter 10 day LPs and there’s 1 or 2 with longer 16 day LPs (mine’s 15-16 so far). But if you’re not trying to time BD yet there’s not much need for it unless you’re curious. Playing with fire is a nice way to describe it when you’re still in mental limbo about it 🙂

ETA:  I’d say if you have a 15 day LP and a 31 day cycle that you’d O on CD16 and so CD15 BD is pretty close but if you have a 10 day LP and a 31 day cycle that you’d O on CD21 and that BD would give you the slightest ever chance but probably not.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m a firm believer in the cold hard truth: Nobody can tell you if you have a good chance of conceiving or not. Each couple only has a 20%  chance of conceiving in a given month. There were times my husband and I had what I believed was “perfect” BD timing, and we didn’t get our BFP. You just have to keep trying every month when you are the most fertile until you get that BFP! I suggest watching “The Great Sperm Race” on YouTube. it really puts things in perspective! 

Good luck!!!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureMrs.Wood:  It just really depends on your body. You say you’re regularly around a 31 day cycle, right?  Well, you could ovulate on CD15 and have a 16 day LP, which would mean that having sex before CD15 is most effective.  Or you could ovulate on CD21 and have a 10 day LP, so having sex between CD 18-20 would be most effective.  There’s no way to tell without charting or OPKs, unfortunately.  GL!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Having sex on CD15 is really only helpful if you ovulate that day or within a few days after that. Unfortunately, you don’t know when you ovulate because you’re only tracking your periods. For example, I generally have a 28-30 cycle, which would mean I should ovulate around CD14-16 (if we pretend all women O halfway through their cycles). That’s rarely the case for me, though, since I have a shorter LP (11-12 days). If I assumed I O’d on those days, I would likely stop having sex before I O’d on CD18-19.

So, you could possibly be pregnant, but having sex once during the time you might be ovulating isn’t likely to get it done. If you want to be a little more daring, you could have sex every other day during the week you think you’re ovulating to increase your odds a little bit. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@FutureMrs.Wood:  Yep, your luteal phase (LP) is the time between ovulation and the start of your period. It’s usually approximately two weeks long, hence the phrase two week wait (TWW), but like I said, it can vary from woman to woman. Usually your LP is pretty consistent, so if you ovulate on CD14, and you have a 14 day LP, then you’ll have a 28 day cycle. Maybe next month you’re sick and don’t O until CD17, then you’d likely have a 31 day cycle. In order to determine your LP length, you’d have to chart your basal body temperature so you can figure out when you O. Since you’re not seriously TTC yet, you probably don’t want to get into charting right now, but it’s something to keep in mind for later!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Considering you guessed that you ovulated on Thursday or Friday, there’s now way the cramping you were having was implantation. More likely ovulation. Implantation typically wouldn’t start until 6 days after O at the earliest. Which wouldn’t be until later this week. 

However, if you truly did O on the 17th (or even 18th) there’s a chance that your BD on the 15th will result in pregnancy. 

I’m sure it’s been stated in this thread already but temping would help you to pinpoint O rather than just relying on CM and bodily symptoms which can be very misleading. 

As far as feeling nothing right now, that’s normal either way. Many women don’t feel any symptoms at all and only know they are pregnant because AF doesn’t show up on time. Plus you wouldn’t have implanted yet, so there wouldn’t be symptoms a this point.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@FutureMrs.Wood:  If you did O on CD 17 or 18, then it’s possible you still had some sperm waiting from the sex you had a few days earlier. Obviously, it would’ve been better if you’d had sex closer to O, but what can ya do?! That’s why it’s recommended that you keep having sex until O is confirmed. If you’re not charting, that makes it a lot harder, so it’s best to keep having sex at least every other day during the week you think you’ll be fertile, and some recommend to continue having sex EOD until your period to ensure you caught O.

Anyway, if you O’d on CD17 (the 6th, I presume?), then you’d only be 6DPO right now, which is likely too early to feel anything. The cramping you felt Thurs-Sun might have been O, or it could’ve been a number of other unrelated things. Implantation doesn’t start until 7-8DPO usually, so the cramping was probably too early for implantation, unless you O’d earlier than you thought, of course!

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