(Closed) EWCM vs. actual ovulation date?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

The few times I did ovulate, I got the watery/EWCM a few days before, lining up with OPK’s. The actual temp shift to confirm an O date ususally showed that the CM was more fertile just BEFORE I O-ed. But everyone’s slightly different! 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For me, EWCM usually starts 3-4 days before O. I get O pains the same day as O (confirmed by temp spike the next day).

If you aren’t able to temp, you might want to check your cervical position/softness/openness. Those signs in combination with your CM should give you a general idea of when to expect ovulation.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve found that I’ll get it at somewhat random times in addition to ovulation.  For instance this month I had it for 6 days in a row, but now it’s appearing from my temps that I didn’t ovulate at that time but much later (2 weeks).  I’ve also noticed that I’ll still get it sometimes after I KNOW I’ve ovulated… It is something that very much depends on the person and probably on things affecting hormones.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@QBbride:  That’s a good plan, but I’d also keep bd’ing for a few days after as a just in case measure.  Especially if you aren’t quite sure of your cycle.  Since you aren’t ttc yet, I’d recommend that you start charting now so that you have a clearer picture of how regular your cycle is.  My Darling Husband and I try to basically bd every other day throughout the cycle so that on any given day we’ll have a pretty good chance of catching the eggie!  😀

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

For me it was random for a few months after I came of BC, but then was typically 2 days before O.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For me I usually get EWCM two days befor ovulation and that formula is fairly accurate when I use the OPKs

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@QBbride:  Are you sure that you are ovulating?  You could have cycles without ovulation.  And yeah… I know how frustrating shift work is.  I just do my best and follow as close as I can to the same pattern each day.  My times are almost always different, but I make sure I’ve had at least 3 hours of sleep.  BUT I also know that temping doesn’t work for everyone.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@QBbride:   It’s not optimal, but fertilityfriend.com has a page about temping and shift work:  http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/BBT-and-shift-work.html

As for me, I work shifts, and mix that with classes and my husbands work schedule and my difficulties sleeping for long periods of time… so yeah it’s pretty much impossible for me to take my temp at the same time of day.  No guarantees that I’ll have gotten to bed in time to or that I’ll sleep long enough to.  So I just make sure that I’ve had at least 3 hours of sleep and try to be as consistent as possible.  So far it’s worked for me.  My body has been frustrating to say the least since I deal also with PCOS, had no natural cycle at all for 17 months and then had a miscarriage which my body is still re-adjusting from afterwards, but the temping has helped me ID whether I’ve actually ovulated or just geared up for it.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Do you all still have the ewcm after your o date? or does it seem to shut off completely after o?

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