(Closed) Delayed Ovulation?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Addiecat: Your ovulation could be delayed, or, if you only take OPKs once a day, it’s possible to miss the LH surge, which can be as short as 4 hours.

I wouldn’t worry about delayed O shortening your LP. LPs tend to stay about the same length. Say your LP is usually 14 days. You would expect your period 14 days after O, no matter the length of your regular cycle. Make sense?

It’s also possible that you aren’t going to ovulate this month. That happens sometimes. But don’t count yourself out of the game yet! 🙂

Are you tracking CM/cervix position or temping at all? That can also give you a good clue as to when to expect ovulation. I find my CM to be particularly accurate. Once I get some EWCM, I start taking my OPKs at least twice a day to make sure I catch the surge on a test.

Post # 4
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m totally not an expert, but I will tell you what I think. I’ve never used an OPK, but I have read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and I don’t think ovulating later affects your LP – I just think your cycle will be longer. It is possible that you haven’t ovulated yet, and it is also possible that you might not ovulate this cycle. I wouldn’t get too worried about taking a couple days longer to ovulate.

Best of luck!

Post # 6
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Addiecat:  Actually, OPKs are best taken in the afternoon. Crazy, right? You’ll want to hold it for 3-4 hours beforehand, but they say anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. is ideal. I used to test around 2 p.m. when I worked from home, but now I’m doing 6 p.m. when I get home from work.

Post # 7
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Addiecat:  everything bunny is telling you is correct. You want to take an opk sometime between 2 and 6pm. First thing in the morning more then likely wouldn’t give you a correct result.

Late O won’t change your LP stage either.

Lots of things can impact when you O. The month I conceived I didn’t O until cd32. The waiting game on that sucked so much I just gave up and didn’t even realize it.

Post # 9
988 posts
Busy bee

I second everything Bunny said, she’s right on the money 🙂  If your ovulation is delayed it can be due to lots of things, but it’s not a big deal.  The cycle I got my BFP I didn’t O until cd 28, so there is hope even with late ovulation.

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