(Closed) How Do I Know If I Ovulated?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would recommend taking your basal temp.  There are lots of posts on this.  My first cycle after BC was 29 days, but I did not ovulate based on my temps.  Good luck to you!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Well, you can’t know for certain unless you’re temping or unless you go see your doctor for a progesterone draw. You’ll know in two weeks if you get your period. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Knowing if we’ve ovulated or not would certainly make TTC a lot easier for everyone!  I agree with the PP’s, if you have the right schedule, temping is the way to go.

Are you using OPK’s?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lovelyrose:  I would HIGHLY recommend temping even if you aren’t ready to TTC just yet. It’s a wonderful way to track your cycles and discover a pattern of ovulation and LP.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Temping is the only way to be sure, but given you symptoms, if you get your period 12-16 days after suspected ovulation, I would say there is a high chance you ovulated then (or even before then…mine was 9 days for a few months right after quitting BCP).

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You don’t want to temp since you aren’t trying yet, but you are fine tracking your CM?  IMO, I would pick just temping instead of just tracking my CM…

Post # 10
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Helper bee

As others have said, you need to track your BBT every morning to confirm ovulation, or you have to go to a doctor for an ultrasound or progesterone draw. Your body can gear up to ovulate, which gives you all the O signs like EWCM and even positive OPKs, and never actually ovulate, or you might have a second surge and ovulate later. If you’re going to TTC in a few months, and you want to chart, I recommend starting now so you get an idea of your cycles.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you take a look at some of the charting/temping threads, you’ll find a lot of women who took 2-3 months to get comfortable with temping.  So its probably not a bad idea to give it a try now.  It will let you know if you are ovulating, and by the time you are ready to TTC, you’ll be comfortable with the process.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lovelyrose:  I think if all the signs were there and they said “but I didn’t O” they must be getting that conclusion from charting.  It’s the only way to clearly show you’ve O’d.  I think tracking BBT gets a bad wrap for “trying” because you can’t actually predict O by charting, only identify it in retrospect.  In my opinion OPK’s are more of a trying tool because you’re testing to see if you are about to O so you can ramp up the BDing.  Charting BBT is a great thing to do if you are irregular because you won’t drive yourself crazy with home pregnancy tests when you know you clearly haven’t O’d (assuming you’re not using BC), and it really is easy.  I hope that helps!

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