(Closed) Ovulating and TTC

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s different for everyone.  You can have EWCM for a few days before you ovulate and it can still be present when you ovulate, or it may be gone already, or it may last for a day afterwards.  If you’re using OPKs then you would expect to ovulate 24-36 hours after you get a positive test.  These are all signs that your body is gearing up to ovulate and that your hormones are surging, but the only way to know for sure that you’ve ovulated is to track your basal body temperatures and see an upward shift in your temp pattern.  I highly recommend the book Taking Charge of your Fertility.  Even if you don’t want to temp, this book provides a lot of insight into what your body is telling you.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know anything about OPK’s, but you can’t naturally tell when you ovulated until *afterwards.* Because, typically, your ovulation date is the *last* day of fertile CM…which you obviously won’t know it’s the last day until at least the next day! Everyone’s body is different…after a few cycles you can get an idea of *how many* EWCM days you have, then you can start timing it better (if that’s what you’re trying to do. The last day would be easiest to get pregnant on, but you won’t know how many days you “average” until you’ve charted/observed a few cycles.)

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I agree with what everyone said above, but also, EWCM cannot confirm ovulation.  Sometimes your body gears up to ovulate but then does not.  It is a good predictor though.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not 100% sure, but 95% sure that if you have the EWCM, then sperm can live up to 5 days, so even if you aren’t ovulating for a couple more days, they have the proper fluid to live in anyway. So, may as well make the most of it. Assuming you are TTC, of course. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The only way to know for sure is temping…

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