(Closed) TTC with lots of questions! (Kinda long, sorry)

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Per my doctor, some women do not ovulate every month and also not everyone ovulates on the 14th day. It is rare but it is a fact. Also, not everyone starts their period 14 days from ovulation because some women have different luteal phases. For example I am a average 30 day cycler and I ovulate early but have my period later, confusing yes. Don’t know your health history, but exercising should not effect it unless you have extremely low body weight or body fat. If you wanted you could ask your doctor for a progesterone test that is drawn 7 days after your first positive OPK and this will help determine your luteal phase and if in fact you did ovulate.

I know there are bees on here that say, oh I got pregnant right away after stopping BC but honestly it does take most a while. I agree, I switched to the digital tests bc it is easier and you are for sure getting the result you need instead of guessing.

Post # 5
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have “periods” about every 45 days or so, but I don’t ovulate.  I do have PCOS, which is apparently the reason.

Definately look at Taking Charge of Your Fertility.  It is a great book.

Post # 6
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

According to TCOYF:

1. Having a regular period does not mean you ARE ovulating. If you are not ovulating then you are not having a true period, but you may be having break-through bleeding, which you may confuse with a period.

2. Ovulation occurs whenevr your body decides to ovulate. 14 days is the common number, but that is no means true for every woman. You can go months without ovulating. Your period always comes 12-16 days after ovulation.

Post # 7
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Add me to the list of folks who likes TCOYF.  To piggyback on what snmcdowell said, you can have a short luteal phase (which means your period comes earlier than the 12 days post-ovulation).  And ovulation doesn’t necessarily happen at Day 14.  I had regular cycles before conceiving and I ovulated a around Day 17 (so a little later) and then my period started a little sooner than the 12-16 day “rule.”  Still looked like a 28-30ish day cycle but not exactly like the average woman.  Good luck with everything!

Post # 8
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I also highly recommend TCOYF. I was on birth control for 12 years, and I’m sooo glad I read that book before stopping my pills. I had nearly all of the same questions you do, and that book answered them all.

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