Questions about TTC and ovulation

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

From only using opks it seems you would ovulate the 28th or 29th. No ovulation calendar can tell you when you ovulate unless you temp. I have pain and cramps different times throughout the month that usually don’t end up being related to ovulation at all, but many people do have ovulation pains but only temping can confirm that. If the opks were negative after the 28th then I’d assume you ovulate the 28th or 29th. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Some women experience ovulation cramping, some do not. But the fact that you are actively TTC now means you’re going to be paying very close attention to every little pinch and cramp and ache so it’s more likely that it was just a coincidence. OPKs can be tough as they don’t really tell you for sure when you actually ovulate, I highly recommend temping.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Nickig_4:  Are you temping? That will be the only way to definitely tell whether you have ovulated. CM and CP are not a guarantee of ovulation. Your body can gear up to, but not. But lets just say you did in fact ovulate (you know your cycles better than all of us), yes, many women can feel ovulation pains and/or their cervix is more irritated around ovulation. Without temping and seeing where your temps are, you will have to stick with those dates as ovulation and start the countdown to AF/take a test. 

And if you don’t temp, have you thought about starting? I think you can benefit from it. It’ll give you a little more control and answers. Not to mention its helpful to bring to the doctors. I learned that before temping, I *thought* I was ovulating but was actually forming cysts. I now started on Vitex to help regulate things.

Hope you get your BFP soon!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Nickig_4:  Do you have a pretty set or predictable cycle? Like you have a very good idea of when AF is to show? Tests (FRER) are 99% on the day of your missed period, but obviously you see many women who take them a day or two before AF is to arrive. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

Nickig_4:  FRERs are just the best (they’re pink dye tests). Most reliable, that’s why women like them. Some other tests you get EVAP lines on.

Good Luck. FX this is your cycle for a BFP.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

 

As others have said, it’s difficult to really pinpoint ovulation without temping, although based on what you have observed it sounds like you’re in with a good chance this month. FX for you!!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I used to feel the cramps each month too, and had the classic EWCM.. then I started temping and discovered I was ovulating 2-3 days earlier than I had always though. Temping is the only way to know for sure.

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