(Closed) Not ovulating?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Are you recording your temps as well?  The only way to tell if you ovulated is to see the temp rise for consecutive days. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Also, are you coming off hormonal birth control?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@soonerbride:  this

and stress can sometimes delay ovulation. It does for me anyway.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Sometimes looking at just one month doesn’t tell you much. I would suggest continuing to track/chart your temps for a little while longer, until you see a pattern emerge. Hang in there! If you’re actively TTC, I’d continue to BD around what you feel are your fertile periods, and then you’re covered – just in case you miss any signs!

Good luck! If you’re not ovulating, there are some fertility medications that can help – but of course, most doctors recommend trying naturally for a period of time first. The more prepared you are with charts (especially anovulatory ones), the easier it makes it for specialists later – **if** you need one!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@ticatica:  BD – short for Baby Dancing – basically, getting busy! 😉

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@ticatica:  You’ll become an expert in no time! 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ticatica:  what is your normal cycle length? If yours is longer than 28 days (and lots of ours are!) then you wouldn’t expect to O halfway through your cycle, but rather 12-16 days before your period is due. So, if your cycle is 35 days, for instance, you probably won’t ovulate until around day 21ish (more than halfway through!!).

Even if it is 28 days, if your luteal phase is only 10 days, you wouldn’t ovulate until day 18.

Also, ovulation tests can be tricky to read, and there are a few ladies who say that they don’t get positives…

The book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” is highly recommended by LOADS of ladies here, and I found I could read most of it by “taking a look inside” – definitely worth reading the first few pages at least!!

http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Charge-Fertility-Anniversary-Edition/dp/0060881909/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341512506&sr=8-1&keywords=taking+charge+of+your+fertility

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi, I’m in a similar situation as you and I’ve just started charting in order to try and confirm if I’m ovulating or not. Good luck x

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definitely start charting your temp. If you notice it goes up and down a lot, consider if you sleep with your mouth open. If you do, you may need to temp vaginally.

As others said, if you have cycles longer than 28 days than you could O past the halfway point. I even ovulated on cycle day 108, which was totally unexpected, and I managed to get pregnant (8 weeks now and all is good – I’m still shocked). So relax a bit and start temping. If it was for temping, I would have no idea I was pregnant.. that is until the morning sickness started kicking my butt.

Taking Charge of your Fertility is a great book, even if you skim parts of it. Join Fertility Friend for an easy method of tracking. I joined awhile back, then when they had a special I got a VIP membership. Totally worth it for me.

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