Please Ladies Ovulation Question

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ohgeez - December 27

Thanks for reading. Do you ladies who are preggers now, know when you ovulated just because of mid cycle cramps? IF you got a postive OPK,(I do not use OPK yet) is that usually when these cramps happened?

 

stefkay - December 27

Hi! I'm going to copy paste an answer I put up on a thread that is here earlier today as it is kind of relevant... : Hi! I think a lot of women get this pain, but also just to let you know--it would cut down on your ttc time drastically if you started temping and charting. Checking cervical mucous and using opks on top of that only make it easier to pinpoint ovulation. I say this because I've not only read, but also had my dr. tell me that "feeling" ovulation is not a very reliable predictor of when it happens at all. It can happen before during or after and many women waste many months trying because they truly believe they "know" when they are ovulating. I thought I was ovulating forever on cycle day 14 because of feeling and symptoms and then when I started charting I found I wasn't ovulating until like cd 17 or 18!!! sometimes day 19. The last time we conceived I ovulated on cycle day 21 and had I not been charting for nearly a year I would have sworn I ovulated over a week earlier. Good luck to you!!! =

 

stefkay - December 27

I wanted to add that it really depends on your cycle length too. ARe you cycles regular and if so, how long are they usually? The follicular phase (first part of the cycle before ovulation) can vary WIDELY from woman to woman and even from cycle to cycle (for example stress, etc. can affect this portion of the cycle, so if you ever get a late period and someone says you must have been stressed and it delayed your period, it CANNOT delay your period, what happens is it delays OVULATION and makes your cycle longer). The reason for this is that the second half of the cycle (the luteal phase) rarely varies at all. It is typically 12-16 days long (with the norm being about 14 days) for most all women if you ovulated that month (you can also not ovulate once in a while - or at all). Since the luteal phase doesn't vary much then if you know that your cycle is , for example, always 32 days long then more than likely you ovulate sometime between cycle days 16 - 20. That still is a pretty big spread when trying to conceive so that is why opk's and charting become very important when ttc...

 

ohgeez - December 27

Thanks for the good infor stefkay!! Any imput is so helpful. 1st day last menstral was 12-14-07. That cycle was only 29 days, they were 31 days the 2 months before. We had unprotected s_x last night. Are my odds good?

 

ohgeez - December 27

My fiance' and I have that "if it happens, it happens" That's why we're not using OPK's. Then I get all excited and get on this site during the day!!

 

stefkay - December 28

Hi! Sounds like a good plan...for most it is probably better to start with a more lax att_tude or it gets to be a burden and no longer fun like it should be :) If you had s_x last night that is great, but do it tonight, tomorrow and probably the next two days and that should cover your bases! Actually if you really want to make sure you hit it, I'd just do it every day for the next week, but the next 3 to 4 days are probably the most critical (today or tomorrow being prime if you ovulate on a pretty regular schedule). Good luck to you and I hope this is your month!!!!!!

 

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