(Closed) How worried should I be about very late in the cycle O?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

How long is your cycle? It is only a problem if your luteal phase (the time between ovulation and your period) is too short.

Post # 5
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@lovelyrose:  My cycles were long and unpredicable, anywhere from 40 to 55 days usually and I had no idea if I was ovulating, let alone when.  The first cycle I started charting I O’d on CD 38 (if I remember correctly)…10 days later I had a positive pregnancy test and I’m now 21 weeks pregnant.  I agree with the pp, it’s depends more on your luteal phase length than cycle length.  

Post # 6
14005 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t gotten any conclusive information either way about this.  I’ve read that many ppl O “late”, well past day 20 and have gotten pregnant, and some that say the lining is too “old” and not as ideal.  I had cycles range from 42-95 days since coming off BC last Sept with temping confirming taht I do O and have a 14-15 LP.  Personally, I got tired of the long unpredicatable cycles and gave Clomid a go.  I O’d on day 18.  I’ve almost never in my whole life O’d that early on my own, even before BC, which I was only on for 2 years. 

Post # 7
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

How were your cycles before BC?  Mine are like yours (in some cases worse – just came off a 119 day cycle) but I was super irregular before pills, too.  I kinda feel like this is my normal when outside hormones aren’t brought into the mix.  I don’t know the answers to your specific questions – sorry! – but you’re certainly not alone in falling outside the “standard” 28 day cycle.


Post # 8
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I O’d on CD 27. A week later, I had implantation bleeding and now I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant. 

Post # 9
1809 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@lovelyrose:  I think if your LP is 11-12 days then you should be fine. I’ve heard of many women Oing late in their cycle.

Post # 10
11334 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@LAZB: Why is it a problem if you LP is short? I ask as my O day is late and am just starting TTC.

Post # 11
616 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@CatyLady:  during the luteal phase is when an egg has a chance to fertilize and implant. If it’s not long enough (at least 10 days but ideally 14), then there isn’t time for that. I always Oed late, around CD 21 out of a 28 day cycle if I remember correctly, and my luteal phase was too short. My doctor put me on Clomid one month to try to strengthen my O and lengthen my luteal phase, and bam! Now I’m almost 24 weeks pregnant 🙂

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