Am I ovulating please help????
I had AF on May 3rd My cycles are very regular now that I am on provera 10mg for 10days. I get my period about the 3rd of every month now. Anyway ovuation calculator says my fertile days are 16-19. Three days ago i had strechy Cm then it stopped. Dry for two days. Then today i have strechy Cm again. There was a little blood in it today. I had Pap smear 5/12 could that interfere with ovulation? Am i really ovulating? I have taken OPK pee sticks,but they are confusing to me. I had cramping yesterday. I though that cramping happens after ovulation. What are your takes on this?????
I am Bd every other day last time was 5/14
I do get my periods without provera jsut that they are irregular because I had surgery to remove one ovary and tube. I do have one child so i am pretty sure that I ovulate.
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
Key Facts of Ovulation:
An egg lives 12-24 hours after leaving the ovary
Normally only one egg is released each time of ovulation
Ovulation can be affected by stress, illness or disruption of normal routines
Some women may experience some light blood spotting during ovulation
Implantation of a fertilized egg normally takes place 6-12 days after ovulation
Each woman is born with millions of immature eggs that are awaiting ovulation to begin
A menstrual period can occur even if ovulation has not occurred
Ovulation can occur even if a menstrual period has not occurred
Some women can feel a bit of pain or aching near the ovaries during ovulation called mittelschmerz, which means “middle pain” in German
If an egg is not fertilized, it disintegrates and is absorbed into the uterine lining
Free Forum to discuss ovulation and other things
A woman’s monthly cycle is measured from the first day of her menstrual period until the first day of her next period. On average, a woman’s cycle normally is between 28-32 days, but some women may have much shorter cycles or much longer ones. Ovulation can be calculated by starting with the day the last menstrual period (LMP) starts or by calculating 12-16 days from the next expected period. Most women ovulate anywhere between Day 11 – Day 21 of their cycle, counting from the first day of the LMP. This is what many refer to as the “fertile time” of a woman’s cycle, because sexual intercourse during this time increases the chance of pregnancy. Ovulation can occur at various times during a cycle, and may occur on a different day each month. It is important to track your cycle; there are tools online to help you do this: Order Fertility Tracking
The Ovulation Cycle Divided into Two Parts:
The first part of the ovulation cycle is called the follicular phase. This phase starts the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) and continues until ovulation. This first half of the cycle can differ greatly for each woman lasting anywhere from 7 days until 40 days. The second half of the cycle is called the luteal phase and is from the day of ovulation until the next period begins. The luteal phase has a more precise timeline and usually is only 12-16 days from the day of ovulation. This ultimately means that the day of ovulation will determine how long your cycle is. This also means that outside factors like stress, illness, and disruption of normal routine can throw off your ovulation which then results in changing the time your period will come. So the old thought that stress can affect your period is only partly true. Stress can affect your ovulation which ultimately determines when your period will come, but stress around the time of an expected period will not make it late—it was already determined when it would come 12-16 days earlier!
Fertility Awareness is one way to track when ovulation occurs, and it includes studying the changes in cervical mucus and using a basal thermometer. Cervical fluid will change to a wet, slippery substance that resembles “egg whites” just before ovulation occurs and until ovulation is over. A basal thermometer helps track a body temperature rise, which signals that ovulation has just occurred.
Another way to track ovulation is through ovulation kits and fertility monitors. These can be Purchased Online. Tracking ovulation can help a woman get a better idea of when pregnancy can and cannot occur during her monthly cycle. Once ovulation has occurred, there is nothing you can do to increase your chances of pregnancy. Your next step is to begin watching for early pregnancy symptoms.
View and print an Ovulation Calendar to better understand your menstruation cycle and ovulation.
From the Menstrual Period to Ovulation (the details you may not know!)
When your menstrual cycle begins, your estrogen levels are low. Your hypothalamus (which is in charge of maintaining your hormone levels) sends out a message to your pituitary gland which then sends out the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This FSH triggers a few of your follicles to develop into mature eggs. One of these will develop into the dominant follicle, which will release a mature egg and the others will disintegrate. As the follicles mature they send out another hormone, estrogen. The high levels of estrogen will tell the hypothalamus and pituitary gland that there is a mature egg.
A luteinizing hormone (LH) is then released, referred to as your LH surge. The LH surge causes the egg to burst through the ovary wall within 24-36 hours and begin its journey down the fallopian tube for fertilization. The follicle from which the egg was released is called the corpus luteum, and it will release progesterone that helps thicken and prepare the uterine lining for implantation. The corpus luteum will produce progesterone for about 12-16 days (the luteal phase of your cycle.) If an egg is fertilized, the corpus luteum will continue to produce progesterone for a developing pregnancy until the placenta takes over. You can begin looking for pregnancy symptoms as early as a week after fertilization. If fertilization does not occur the egg dissolves after 24 hours.
At this time your hormone levels will decrease and your uterine lining will begin to shed about 12-16 days from ovulation. This is menstruation (menstrual period) and brings us back to day 1 of your cycle. The journey then begins all over again.
period coming or possibly pregnant?
so the last week iv had quite a lot of sleepless nights, the last 3 nights iv felt a bit nauseous after dinner, the last week and a bit iv been needing to pee more. i have sore boobs i am one day late on my period today. i took a pregnancy test yesterday and it came back negative. my last period was may 31-june6th had unprotected sex june 6th till june 11th, so not really my fertile days, i think ovulated on the 17th june judging by my discharge, but also had some brown spotting at that time, net time unprotected sex was 20th june. also had some spotting 29th and 30th june, but only tiny bit when i wiped, so no way was it my period! its pretty unlikely that im pregnant, but what do you think? i will take another test with morning urine in another week, and if still not sure il go to the docs for a blood test.
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
U can get pregnant at any time everyone body is diff an some woman ovul. More then once
Stress can make ur period late just take a test wen ur 1 or 2 weeks last but a blood test will show up before a home test
U can go to the doc an get one done or go to a free testin place
Even if ur period does come u should still go to the doc for a check up
My friend had her period for 3 month normal flow she didnt find out she was pregnant till she missed her 4th month and then she found out she was almost 5 months pregnant
That has happened to her twice.. And some other women have their period up to 6 months.
There are ovulation calculators online that can help u know when u need to test or when u ovulated.
Is it possible that I may be pregnant?
About a month ago I had a pregnacy scare.. I was late almost a week, and I finally had received it. On April 8,09. And I had intercourse during my monthly. He had came without a condom. So lately I had Intercouse on the 17th Of April and The condom broke what are the chances that I may be pregnant?.
- Unprotected Intercourse during My Monthly
- Condom breaks around the time I’d b ovulating.
I dont know, I think I need some other peoples input on what you think.
So, Do you think there may be a chance of pregnacy?
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
I think you actually ovulate every 14 days, so you should have been ovulating about 14 days before your period. Your period is supposed to be your body disposing of the egg that wasn’t fertilized. I’ve read that they say the safest time to have unprotected sex is 3-4 days before your period. IT would also make it harder because your uterus is contracting to let out the blood and egg which would push the sperm out with it. Maybe your boyfriend has super sperm though. You can go online and find free ovulation calculators and that may help you. IF you continue to feel that it’s a possibility than go get a test. They can work in as little as 2 weeks after impregnation. You may consider getting and IUD or something so that you don’t have to worry about condoms breaking all the time.
My period usually comes around the 15th-18th of each month with ovulation around the 5th/6th…?
Occassionally I experience some LIGHT spotting on my ovulation day, my doctor said it was nothing to worry about. In january i had (protected) sex, but was not on another form of BC (the pill, etc.) on the 5th I experienced some LIGHT spotting, so I assumed was ovulation. However I then began to worry I was pregnant! (implantation bleeding)
On the 15th I got some LIGHT bleeding. (it was the normal colour of my period) It continued onto the 16th, the bleeding was SLIGHTLY heavier, but not much(one pads worth). On the 17th I got my regular period, quite alot of bleeding, but still a bit lighter than usual. On the 18th I had a smaller amount but still quite present.
Now, usually my periods only last 4 days, with day 1 being light, day two being quite heavy, and day 3/4 are very light (with 4 being almot completely gone).
Am just wonder, could stress have caused the lighter than usual period? (Exams, fight with sig. other, pregnancy worry?) Any imput would be great!!! Thanks!
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
You can search online for an “ovulation calculator” that you can download. This program allows you to enter the start and end date of your period each month and it will predict your ovulation date. Search for a site called Femta. They have a good program you can download and use for free for 50 days. After that it costs about $35 to purchase. But there are also some sights that have free versions, however they are not as in depth as the Femta version since the make estimates based on your cycle days and not the actual start/stop days of your period.
When would I ovulate?
This is my first cycle since being on birth control since I was 15. This cycle was 45 days long. Would it be accurate to expect to ovulate at about cd 22 or 23? I’m going to start charting my bbt but I need to know if my math is right so I don’t get my hopes up next time.
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
Everyone is different. Do not buy in to the 14 day myth. A normal luteal phase is 10-16 days, so you *should* ovulate 10-16 days before your next period is due….BUT – many things can affect ovulation.
The only way to pinpoint ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps.
Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration.
Your cervical mucus will typically tell you when ovulation is coming. It will be watery, or like egg whites. That’s the fertile stuff that keeps sperm alive while you are waiting to ovulate. This is also why you’re fertile for a few days ‘before’ ovulation. The sperm can live for 3-5 days and lie in wait for the egg. Your egg will live for 12-24 hours after ovulation. And you can tell the difference between Egg White CM and leftover sperm if you had sex the night before. In a situation like that you want to do the water test. EWCM will sort of ball up and sink to the bottom and semen will float (with possibly some of it hanging down into the water). Also you can take true EWCM out of the water and still be able to stretch it.
You can also buy the ovulation strips to test for lueteinizing hormone (you’ll have a surge of it 12-36 hours before ovulation), but keep in mind that when you test for ovulation the test line must be *as dark or darker than the control line. * Two lines do not equal a positive on the ovulation tests.
Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com
There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. Once again, the time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.
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