(Closed) Late ovulation – Is there hope?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
2173 posts
Buzzing bee

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MuseForever :  Lots of things can delay ovulation. Stress can do it and I know for some women, OPKs can be enough stress to impact cycles. It’s possible you have a short LP, but since this is your first cycle with OPKs and you aren’t charting, there’s really not enough information to know for sure. 

If I were you, I’d assume you ovulated late and will have a longer cycle this time around. If you’re period does come when you expect, it’s possible that you do have a luteal phase defect, but I’d still wait another month before jumping to that conclusion since it’s your first month using OPKs.

Post # 3
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have two children, and for both pregnancies, I conceived after ovulating on CD 24 or 25. My cycles are long — 36-39 days, so I have a normal LP. I agree with PP…you need to chart some more cycles to see what’s up!

Post # 4
2667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Your luteal phase (LP) will always generally be around the same length (give or take a day or two) – ovulating later just means that your cycle will be longer than normal. The length of your follicular phase (FP), however, can change without rhyme or reason (stress can be a major factor as PPs have already pointed out). So if you normally have 12-13 day LPs and you didn’t ovulate until CD20 or 21, your period won’t actually be due until around CD32 or 33 (instead of CD28 like you’re used to).

As PPs have said, you need to chart for some more cycles so that you have a better idea of what’s actually going on. 

Post # 5
807 posts
Busy bee

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MuseForever :  I have PCOS, so I used OPKs+temping to monitor ovulation. I ovulated on CD 62 with my daughter, and CD 30 with my current pregnancy (currently 30 weeks). My cycles range from 30-90 days–they are all over the place. My luteal phase is usually 13 days. I got pregnant the first time trying for each of those pregnancies despite the late ovulation–so it’s possible!

Post # 6
9791 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would suggest you start charting to see when you actually O and how long your luteal phase is.  Your luteal phase will usually not change except by maybe 1 day and it is the time before O that can change.  This will give you more information to work with.  The luteal phase is the time between O and AF.   That being said, I did not O late but I had a short luteal phase before my second pregnancy ( it was usually 9 or 10 days) and I got pregnant easily with my second.  I O’d a day early on CD14 (usual was CD15 or CD16 for me) that cycle and probably implanted around 9 DPO.  Average for implantation is 9 DPO with a range of 7-12 DPO being possible.   I wouldn’t consider CD 20 or CD21 to be super late or anything though.  Longer than normal but not super problematic.

If you O’d late this month, CD 20 or 21 then your period will be delayed

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