(Closed) I'm confused (cycle stuff)

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@starrynight:  Sometimes our bodies do weird things ๐Ÿ™‚ You could’ve ovulated earlier in the week without any of your normal symptoms, or you could’ve ovulated on Saturday without some of your normal symptoms. The first part of your cycle can vary a lot in length, so it’s not uncommon to ovulate on a day that isn’t the middle of your cycle. Most people assume their cycle is 28 days, but that’s not always the case. That being said, there’s no way for you to confirm ovulation without taking your BBT every morning.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

@starrynight:  I agree with twofortheshow, there’s no way to know when or if you O’ed without BBT… Our bodies DO do weird stuff sometimes =)

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@starrynight:  Yes, your follicular phase (the phase before ovulation) can be however long your body wants ๐Ÿ™‚ Typically your luteal phase (the phase after ovulation) is a standard length with little variation. So you can have a short follicular phase one month (say you ovulate on CD12) with a normal LP of 14 days, giving you a cycle of 26 days. The next month you could ovulate on CD17 (maybe you’re stressed or something) and then have a 14-day LP for a 31-day cycle.

ETA: Your cycle length doesn’t tell you too much, other than that you’re fairly regular. Just because you average a 28-day cycle doesn’t mean you always ovulate on CD14. I also have a 28-day cycle most of the time, but I’ve never ovulated on CD14. I have a shortish LP, so I usually ovulate on CD16 or 17.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@starrynight:  I seriously recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Even if you’re NTNT and you don’t plan on charting or anything like that, the book has so much useful information about female bodies and their cycles. There was stuff in there I never knew!

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