(Closed) Late ovulation question

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think most HPTs are better able to detect at 10 dpo. Some women get BFPs at 8 dpo. However, if you’re only 7dpo, then that’s an awefully short LP, and AF may not really be late yet. A “typical” LP is 14 days, so 7 is on the short side. My last LP (after my first o last cycle) was 12 days.

Did you get AF at 7dpo last cycle too?

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Rose120: Your time period between ovualtion and getting AF will remain the same. What I mean by that is last month when you o’d if it took 14 days for you to get AF, it should take 14 days this time for you to get AF. Which means AF is not late. This is called your Luteal phase and the length of it will not change.

Post # 6
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

if you’re just off birth control then I would allow your body a few months to adjust before you start counting on a pattern. Once your body sorts itself out, then you’ll likely be able to count on a similar lenght cycle, but probably not yet. Just keep temping and checking CM. if your temps are still up, then you’ll be looking for a potential drop a day or so before AF shows.

Post # 8
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Rose120:  Each woman is different when it comes to temp drops. I hate to say it, but you kind of just have to wait it out and see when AF comes. Those first few months off BC are a little all over the place.

Post # 9
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Just a couple of things to add: 1) you’re not “late.”  Charting is pretty accurate, but your last cycle number is not really.  Your LP should be somewhere between 12 and 14 days.  Some people differ, but that range is very common.  The typical “1st” day to test is 10dpo, but Hcg takes a while to build up in your system so it is possible to get a BFN just because it’s too early.

And lastly, one temp below your coverline is no big deal.  It could be implantation or something else, but does not mean AF is on way, esp at 7dpo.  If your next few are below, then it would be strange.

Hope that helps!


Post # 10
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Palma Sola Botanical Park

Like others have said, your luteal ohase (O to AF) will be roughly the same each month, within 2 or so days if any variation. My cycle is still all wonky and its my third one off BC. Your luteal phase may or may not lengthen/shorten while your body adjusts, before normalizing. If you *can*, I would wait to test until 18 straight days with high temps (no drop below coverline). Or at least until 12 dpo…

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