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Ovulation Signs Bleeding

Donna asks…

ovulation cramping and bleeding ?

I started my 1st round of clomid the 17th and I have been charting my bbt and opks… My temps have been 97.9 everyday except today it was 98.4 and I had a very possitive opk. My ? Is can I have ovulation bleeding because I noticed two tiny dark red almost brown spots in my panties and I have been having cramps for about 3 hrs now. Could this be ovulation ? (I thought that once ur temp spikes ypu have already ovulated but all the other signs show that I’m ovulating now could the temp have just been a fluke or what)

Also we bd on the 24 and 25 and then again today the 27 do yall think I hit ovulation good r should we keep bding for a few more days

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

A little bleeding like that right around ovulation can be normal. Your temp rise could indicate ovulation, but you would want to see at least 3 days of those temps staying up before it is certain. Just one temp can certainly just be a fluke.

I’d say, if you DID ovulate on the 28th (I think that was when you posted this question), BDing on the 24, 25, and 27 would’ve covered it. Just to be safe, however, you should keep BDing (every other day) while charting to see where those temps go from here.

Good luck!

Ruth asks…

Is this ovulation bleeding? Confused, help!?

I’m a bit confused. I was on depo provera for a year. It took away my periods. Got off of it in July 2011. Didnt get my period back til March of 2012. Since then, I’ve had 3, and I’ve tried tracking them. I figure I’m due for my next one July 4th. If I figured it correctly (of coarse, I may not have. I’m not actually trying to concieve, just trying to figure out my body again) I ovulated on Monday the 21st. I had “the signs“, so I’m pretty sure I’m right. However, yesterday (24th) I started spotting dark brown that afternoon. Not much, just enough to make me put on a liner. Then, for the rest of the day/ night… nothing. Not one drop. (Sorry, TMI!) Today, I started again, a bit heavier, but not period-like. This has never happened before. I read it might be ovulation bleeding. Does this happen 3-4 days AFTER ovulation? How long does it last? Or has anyone had depo screw them up so much they have a period RIGHT after ovulation? And yes, my fiance and I have unprotected sex. We didn’t when I was supposed to be fertile though. No rude comments, I am aware that pregnancy can happen at anytime, blah, blah… there’s IS a reason I’m off depo :) . I’m just wondering… what is going on? Any opinions to satisfy my curiousity? Thanks!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I think you should take a pregnancy test because I had spotting dark brown right before I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. Now, I am trying for my second.

Carol asks…

miscarriaged 2 weeks ago and haveing ovulation signs is this normal?

hi i had a m/c on the 23/4 i was 7 weeks pregnant with a bligtend ovum i m/c natrauly and bled for only 5 days i went for a scan on the last day of bleeding and was told no d&c was needed as i have had a complete miscarriage i done a preg test a few days ago and there was a very faint line stil from my pregnacy so i took it as i still had hormone in me but now im haveing ovulation signs can you still ovulate when your had a m/c as it wasnt a period and if even though my preg test stil have a faint line on them as this happened to any one else im soo confused?xxx

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The faint line might be the hormones from your miscarriage – but if you had unprotected sex since then you could be pregnant. Just like the six weeks after you have a baby. You can definitely get pregnant before your next period that’s why doctors suggest you to wait till 6 week checkup when you can start contraceptives.

Linda asks…

Can anyone give me ideas of what this bleeding may be?

Ok so my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex the day before ovulation. Of course I saw the signs, light crams in lower abdomen, tender breast, keeping track, I knew it was time for my ovulation. We had rough sex the day before and two days later am experiencing spotting. A light pink. Then the next day after that which is today there are thin lines of red in the cervical mucus.

I did some research wondering what this could mean but all that were brough up were ovulation spotting/bleeding, and implantation bleeding.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I had this same thing happen to me this month (except I didn’t have rough sex). It could be implantation bleeding, you could have mid-cycle bleeding, or it could have just been too rough of sex:) Anyway it turns out I wish you all the best sweetheart!!

Jenny asks…

Can implantation bleeding occur during ovulation 5 days after your period?

Is this a sign that you may be pregnant????

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

What you are most likely experiencing is ovulation bleeding/spotting. Ovulation Bleeding is different from menstrual flow. The color of Ovulation Bleeding varies from pink to red, is light and for 1 or 2 days duration. If bleeding occurs at 2 weeks interval then it is due to lack of ovulation and can be due to irritation to cervix or polyps in cervix or uterus. A clinical examination with an ultrasound image of pelvic organs can confirm the cause of Ovulation Bleeding.

Implantation bleeding, also called implantation spotting, does not look like a regular menstrual period. Implantation bleeding is scanty and usually pink or brownish discharge.

The two cannot happen at the same time. Ovulation first, then implantation.

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Lh Surge And Ovulation Trying To Conceive

Lisa asks…

Why would my doctor think I am insulin resistant? Metformin?

I have regular periods (28-30) days, and use the Clearblue Easy Ovulation Kit to detected an LH surge every month. Never the less, we have been trying to conceive for 15 months with no luck. Today, my doctor suggested that I get tested for Insulin resistance, and possibly start taking Metformin. My question is, since I have regular periods, and I have never been diagnosed with PCOS, why would my doctor think I am insulin resistant? Do you think the Metformin will help me conceive?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I am in the same situation. I went to the doctor’s about 3 weeks ago because I have been trying to conceive. I had a miscarriage three years ago with twins and have not had a normal period since my d & c, so I went to the doctor’s and they did bloodwork to check my hormon levels because they thought I might have PCOS. My bloodwork came back that my insulin was a little high, so she said I was insulin resistant and she started my on metformin 850mg for the first two weeks then 1700mg after that. I will be on it for two weeks this friday, and am just waiting to start ovulating and get my period. The medicine is not bad it just messes with your stomach for the first week. Now I am fine and just waiting. I hope this information helped if you have any other questions feel free to ask my doctor gave me a lot of info.

Sandy asks…

How well do ovulation kits work?

I was just wondering cause I was thinking of using an ovulation kit and see if I can get pregnant that way. It took about 4 months to get pregnant the first time and I lost him 5 months in he was a still born but I would really like to try again. And instead of guessing I want to try an ovulation kit and see if that helps. How many of you tried it and did it work, if your a guy did it work for your wife or gf if you tried them? did it help? Any one have any info on them that could be helpful? I don’t want to waste my money if they are no good. thanks

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I find that monitoring my cervical mucus (read up on it if you don’t know how..I googled it..lol) and charting my BBTs is best just because my lh surge is obviously not strong enough to detect it. I sometimes get 2 lines but NEVER have they been the same darkness. Fertilityfriend.com is a great place to monitor it all and help you figure out when the best time to conceive is…good luck in TTC and I am SOOOOOOOOO sorry for your loss…Nobody should have to go through the loss of a child :( but the baby you lost will be your soon to be created babies Guardian Angle..at least how I see it with mine :)

Mary asks…

how does the ov test work exactly?

just wondering;
i’ve seen a lot of talk about them .
how does it work though .
&& does it really tell you when you should have sex when trying to conceive?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

They work by detecting levels of the Lh, luteinizing hormone, in your urine. Once this “surge” is detected, you should ovulation within 24-36 hours. So that’s when you really need to baby dance. I just started using the Answer brand ovulation sticks and got a positive on CD16.

Sandra asks…

Is it true that if you wait until the exact day that your ovulating that you have a better chance at a boy?

My husband and I are trying to concieve and he would really like a boy this time. Any advice?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It is true that if you wait until the day that you ovulate then you have a higher chance of conceiving a boy. Research studies have shown that the XX (female) are slower, larger, and live longer than that of XY (male) chromosome. If the XY should reach the fallopian tubes and there is no egg… Then they usually die off. The only thing that I can say is wait until the day of ovulation. Chart your BBT… Or you can buy an ovulation kit (first response works well) and have sex 11-12 hours after you have detected your LH surge… That is a way to increase your chances for a boy. Also… It is said that if a man has a low sperm count that he is more likely to produce more XX than XY… So wait a few days before trying to conceive. Hope this helps. Good luck!!

Jenny asks…

Want to Get Pregnant but scared of my Morbid Obesity plz advise?

I am 28 yrs old. with a weight and height of 140KG and 5.4 respectively. which is making a 50+ BMI i think. I have tried many times in past through starving myself to lose the weight bt it always come back. as i am may be a stress eater and a laziest person of the world. well now i am married and we want a baby. i hv regular periods and i got positive results in my ovulation LH surge test,… so i think i am ovulating as well. i dont have much fats of my belly but on my lower body parts as iam a pear shape. I am not much worried about myself but worrying about that my selfish wish may be can harm the Baby. Please advise should i go for it or not??

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I think you should go for it. Before I had my son I was overweight. By A LOT, even the doctor said that I should drop some weight before conceiving, but it happened anyway. As soon as I got pregnant I lost so much weight. My metabolism increased, the desire to eat decreased and walking regularly for the babies health kept me motivated. I am happy to say that my weight is 37 pounds lighter now then before I had my son. I am TTC for #2 and I am already losing a couple of pounds. My son has been the blessing I needed to take care of myself and your baby might be the blessing you need.

Good Luck

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Had Sex 18 Hours Before Ovulation

Nancy asks…

Could I get pregnant two weeks before my next period?

Please help, thanks.(:

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

If you have unprotected sex then yes you could possibly get pregnant at that time in your menstrual cycle.

Women generally ovulate about 14 days before their next period is due no matter how long or short their cycle is. The egg lives for about 24 hours before disintegrating if it isn’t fertilised. If you have sex 3-4 days prior to ovulation sperm will most likely be in your fallopian tube & could fertilise your egg. There is no guarantee you will get pregnant but you have a 20% chance of conceiving each month if you have sex in the days just before you ovualte.

If you don’t plan on raising a baby for 18 years then don’t have unprotected sex. If you are trying to conceive make sure you take Folic Acid for 3 months beforehand to help prevent Spina Bifida & other serious neural tube birth defects.

Mandy asks…

Question on when to have sex while trying to conceive???

Okay, I got my period yesteryday, and it should last til around the 18th or 19th. Last month I got my period on the 17th, so I’m on a 27 day cycle, roughtly. If my boyfriend and I have sex every other day starting the day my period ends up until after I ovulate, what are the chances of me getting pregnant? Will that increase my chances? Because my ovulation is a little odd, and varies from month to month.

Any advice on what will increase my chances of conceiving!?!?

Baby dust to all of you!! :)

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Increasing chances…let’s see…know exactly when you ovulate (chart your basal temperature), use ovulation predictors to give you a heads up (they turn positive 12-36 hours before ovulation), don’t use any lube (except preseed – other lubes are not sperm friendly even if they don’t have spermicides), don’t use saliva (it kills sperm)….other than those, it’s pretty much up to nature. There is a 20-25% chance of conception each cycle.

Good luck to you!

Ruth asks…

ovulation question? I’m confused about this?

my cycles are always 29 days long and i always notice ovulation mucus 2 days after my period for about a week and my cervix is always high as well at this time of ovulation. i have always heard that you ovulate 12 to 16 days after your period. so what would i be ovulating my last period was December 1st till the 7th. noticed ovlation mucus yesterday and today i had the most.
i had sex saturday evening and today sunday morning

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

If you’re like most women, you’ve probably been taught that a woman’s cycle is 28 days and she ovulates on day 14 (or ‘between day 12 and day 16). Actually, this is a myth. These are only statistical averages, and length of cycle and day of ovulation vary widely among women. It even varies for each woman!

A typical cycle, which begins with menstruation, is 25-36 (NOT only 28 days as most people say) days with ovulation typically occurring between days 12-18. However, it may not be that way for you! And even if your cycles are regularly the same length, you may not ovulate on the same day every cycle. The only way to determine when you have ovulated is to track your fertility signs by recording basal (waking) body temperature and/or gauging the changes in the quality of your cervical fluid, since it becomes more fertile (hospitable to sperm) nearer ovulation. Ovulation predictor urine tests can also help determine when you will ovulate. Generally, you are fertile up to 5 days before ovulation, since sperm can generally live in a woman’s body for up to 5 days in fertile cervical fluid, and a couple days after the day of ovulation, because an egg can live up to 24 hours, and occasionally a second egg is released within 24 hours of the first.

When a cycle varies in length, it is the time between menstruation and ovulation that varies. Less variable in length is the luteal phase, or the time between ovulation and the end of your cycle (the last day before your next period). The luteal phase typically lasts between 10 and 16 days, but it will not usually vary more than 1 or 2 days for each woman. So if, for example, your luteal phase is 11 days, it will usually always be 10-12 days. The luteal phase provides time for a fertilized egg, or embryo, to travel to the uterus to implant. The typical embryo implants 6-12 days after ovulation. Your body produces the hormone hCG when the embryo implants. HCG is the hormone detected by pregnancy tests. If no embryo implants, the uterine lining is shed, beginning the next cycle.

When you see fertile cervical mucus, you will ovulate within the next 24-36 hours. So if you’re trying to conceive, start having sex now … And keep having it for the next week (so that even if you ovulate 36 hours from now, you’ll still catch the two fertile days). Good luck!

Betty asks…

Is peak day the day of ovulation or the day after?

Okay my period started Oct.2nd an ended Oct.6th which would have put me at a 33 day cycle length (is that good?) okay well i believe i was fertile from the 18th-22nd with the 21st bein my peak day? the 21st i noticed alot of watery cervical mucus then on the 22nd it had dried up a bit? Now i had sex on the 17th,18th an the 21st an again on the 22nd. But im confused as to wether the 21st would have been the actual day i released my egg or the 22nd when i started dryin up a little?Does anyone know lol?
An another thing on the 22nd i think it was round my right over for bout a hour i was sore down that way? so idk if it was from me releasing my egg or what it was from?
you can have watery instead of the EWCM. Your just as fertile when you have the watery stuff!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes, peak day is the 24-36 hours before ovulation.

Jenny asks…

i had sex on my fertile day which was a day before i ovulated and my husband came inside me and im suppose to?

get my period next week on the 20th i had i my fertile day was july 5th and my ovulation date was july 6th and i took a home pregnancy test on the 14th and it turned out negative did i test to early and if i test the day after my period should it turn out positive and im really tryin to get pregnant

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

First off if you checked your fertile day on an online calendar/calculator its wrong. They are inaccurate and they are all different. On one site your fertile for 5 days, on other sites its two days. Everyone is different and will ovulate at different times. The best way to chart this is to monitor your cycles. If you have a regular cycle around 28 days for example , they suggest you ovulate on day 14. Some women may ovulate before some after. You will notice your temperature will raise one degree and you may have sensitive breasts,cramps and a heightened smell, this is to do with progesterone levels raising. The levels stay low at the beginning of your cycle and peak around ovulation than when it comes time for your period they drop or if your pregnant they will stay high. When the levels drop that is what causes the bleeding. You can buy an ovulation kit from your local chemist or supermarket and use it (using the 28 day cycle for an example again) on day 10, day 12 and day 14 and have sex on those days incase you do ovulate on the 14th day if you don’t keep testing every day or every second. Remember the egg will be released for 12-24 hours than it will travel down the fallopian tubes and if it isn’t fertilized it will dissolve/disappear. (so you have around 72 hours all up after the eggs released) You can buy ovulation tests in bulk on ebay around 40 for $8.95 which makes things a lot easier..

Secondly, If you tested on the 5th of july that may be too early assuming that you conceived on the 5th or the 6th you count a day after that date and its only been 10-11 days past ovulation today (17th July) most women will not show until 12dpo average but everyone is different and some women only start implanting around 12-16dpo. The best way is to tell when you miss your period take a test on that day. The pregnancy tests want you to think you will test positive before your expected period but this is not the case,only 40% of women will get an accurate result before their expected period and most doctors will not even test before an expected period because the chance of miscarriage is so high before the period is due (you could lose the baby and just have a normal period which is very common) Either way test on the day of you expected period with the first morning urine. 3 weeks after sex/conception will give you an accurate result with a home pregnancy test. Although it is detectable for 2-3 weeks with a hpt. If you do not want to waste money on tests either get a bulk lot off ebay or go to the doctors for a blood test they can pick up results 2 weeks after sex/conception.

If your trying to get pregnant heres some info:
*do not focus to much on becoming pregnant it will take a lot longer and this is proven!
*fertile ages are 18-25 usually if your healthy etc you will conceive within 3-6 months
*by healthy i mean do not drink,smoke,do not drink caffeine/energy drinks,well healthy balanced diet,regular exercise but not strenuous this can take longer to conceive, etc
*start taking elevit it is the only proven womens vitamin and has a great reputation if you cannot afford it start taking folic acid- a recommended dose by your doctor depending on your family history. Your partner can take menevit it is also a great supplement but if its too pricey ask the pharmacist what brand of zinc he should take (higher doses for male fertility as most zinc is for skin and immune system so a lesser dose)
*Apparently a cup of coffee helps speed up the sperm(male intake) But shouldn’t drink to much and its meant to be 30 mins before sex. Not sure how accurate this is
*Have sex every 2 days gives the sperm a chance to build up
*get your partner to wear boxers as tight undies can cause the sperm to become overheated and retarded and the egg looks for a good quality sperm
*do some research online and get some ovulation kits but when having sex remember not to focus on making a baby but to have fun and enjoy it and do not focus on having a baby it will just take a lot longer because stress delays conception.

Good luck and i recommend going to the doctors and having a full blood work done checking everything,pap smear and pre-natal immunizations as well as taking the elevit or folic acid or a prenatal vitamin.

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Lh Surge Negative After Ovulation

Mandy asks…

Has anyone had negative ovulation test but still got pregnant?

Hello! Just wondering… Has anybody ttc, used Ovulation sticks. Which turned out negative and then got pregnant?
My ovulation sticks said I wasn’t ovulation, but I must of! My period is now late but Im thinking if I didn’t ovulate, could I be pregnant. Or maybe my ovulation sticks didn’t work!
Im confused:o$

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:


Yes some woman can still fall pregnant with a negative opk.
Sometimes the LH surge is only around for a few hours at a time, and woman don’t catch it in time.
The best times to test are 11am and 5pm and taking two tests a day for a more accurate result.

You could possibly be pregnant, best of luck and hope you get the results you want xx

Betty asks…

I’m confused about my ovulation, can someone please help?

I ovulated on the 28th, but today i have a “egg white wetness” what does this mean?
My husband and I have been ttc #1. I ovulated this cycle on May 28th. Today I am feeling wet down there, so I checked it and it is a eggy white mucus, What does this mean? Should we have sex tonight to help increase our chances of becoming pregnant?
My LH surge was on the 26th and 27th, when should we have sex? Is it to late?

No negative answers please.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

If you ovualte dthe 28th you should have had sex for days befrore and after, it never hurts to have sex now to increase your chances

Sharon asks…

If my digital opk went from positive to negative within 4 hours, could that mean I didn’t ovulate this month?

Usually I get the smiley face (positive) for at least a day, not just one time then it goes away. Also, I haven’t got any CM this cycle at all, which I usually do, and my hormones haven’t gone crazy like they usually do. Are these good indicators that maybe I didn’t ovulate this month? We are ttc after a miscarriage. So please, mature answers only.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Your LH surge can be as short as 12 hours, and how fast the hormone metabolizes out of your system varies from woman to woman. So if you got a positive at all at any point, then that’s good… And even if you don’t get a positive one month it doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t ovulate, only that you didn’t happen to catch your surge before the hormone passed out of your system.

If your first positive OPK was this morning, then have sex today because you’re ovulating either today or tomorrow. Also, you don’t have to wait until you get that positive to have sex (unless your husband has a long refractory period and can’t have sex every day), because you’re actually more likely to conceive if you have sex 1-2 days before ovulation rather than ON ovulation day itself! The ideal scenario is that when the egg enters your fallopian tube, there are already sperm there waiting. If you wait until ovulation day to have sex, then you might miss it because the egg only lives 6-24 hours. But also have sex the day AFTER ovulation if you can, because some women ovulate 2-3 days after their LH surge begins so there’s still that chance!

Nancy asks…

Is it normal to get a positive opk and then 3 or 4 hours later it be negative? Did I miss my window?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes, that’s very normal. The OPK detects the LH surge that triggers ovulation and that surge can be as short as 24 hours. If you’re testing once a day, then its very possible to only have one positive OPK.

The positive doesn’t mean you are ovulating at that moment, it means you are having the LH surge. Ovulation should be expected 12-48 hours after your first positive. So, you didn’t miss your window, but you’d better get busy for the next few days. Have fun and good luck!

Ruth asks…

Is it possible for an ovulation test to “lie”?

is it possible for an ovulation test to say you ovulate when you don’t?
not a possible miss read either because it was the smiley face clear blue for easy reading

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Those tests are pretty good they are the most accurate of all the opk’s but to explain something.. An ovulation test kit doesnt tell you that you have ovulated. It detects the LH surge that triggers ovulation. This is the best time to BD so that you catch your egg. A positive opk means Ovulation is coming or is trying to happen in the next 12-72 hours usually 24 hours from a + opk.
So no they dont lie they are a simple diagnostic tool. If they detect the right level of LH in your pee then they read positive. If they dont they read negative. The only way to confirm ovulation is to temp and chart but its likely you are ready to o very very soon so get bd-ing. I found those tests to be very very accurate.

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Ovulation Period Means

Susan asks…

If clear discharge means ovulation even when not on period how can u ovulate without a period? ?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Clear discharge doesn’t mean ovulation. You can have clear discharge for a good portion of the month. Granted, the consistency of the discharge will be different during ovulation, but just because you’re having clear discharge, you can’t assume that you’re ovulating.

Lisa asks…

Confused on how eggs dies after ovulation , does this mean you get your period ?

Okay , well ive been studying through all this about ovulation , fertlizing and all that but the confusing part for me is that infos says the after ovulation the eggs dies , does that mean you get your period? this is what i dont understand. so the egg get realse after period tracels through the fallopune tube & starting getting fertilize & ovulate after a week or 2 then it dies but yet continues to travel even it’s dead ? help me out here .

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

When you ovulate, the egg is released from a little “case” called a follicle. While the egg goes off on its own journey, hoping to be fertilized by sperm in the near future, the follicle has a job of its own. The follicle will shrink and become known as a “corpus luteum.” The corpus luteum releases a hormone called progesterone. Progesterone gets the body ready for possible pregnancy in every cycle, starting right away. It has many effects on your body, including nipple tenderness, gas and bloating, fatigue, moodiness, and every other PMS symptom you’ve ever heard of. Progesterone also keeps the uterine lining together and holds off your period to allow the egg time to implant. For most women, the luteal phase (meaning the timeframe that the corpus luteum is releasing progesterone) lasts somewhere between 12 to 16 days.

If the egg is not fertilized, it will die within 24 hours of being released. But your body has no way of knowing whether or not the egg has been fertilized or whether it died. Not yet, anyway. So the corpus luteum will continue to produce progesterone for the full window of time, which is about two weeks for most women. If the egg IS fertilized, it will take up to 10 or even 12 days for the embryo to travel through the fallopian tube to implant in the uterus. When an embryo implants, it starts releasing HcG, the “pregnancy hormone” that registers on pregnancy tests. The corpus luteum will continue to produce progesterone for the first part of the pregnancy, to sustain the uterine lining, if it senses HcG in your bloodstream.

However, if no embryo implants after about two weeks and no HcG is detected, the corpus luteum assumes that fertilization didn’t happen this time. It will stop producing progesterone at the end of its pre-determined two-week-ish time frame. Since your uterine lining is held together only by the action of hormones, when your hormone levels plummet, it falls apart. This causes the uterine lining to shed in what you experience as your period.

The egg does NOT continue to travel after it dies. Instead, it basically disintegrates, gets absorbed by the tissues around wherever it is when it dies, and the bits get processed out as waste just like when any other cell in your body dies. Your body will just go on like the egg is alive and traveling because your body has no way of KNOWING that the egg has died yet.

And there you have it.

The short answer is that IF you conceive, you aren’t officially pregnant until the egg implants. Also, your body has NO way of knowing whether an egg is fertilized except by waiting to see if it implants. So, your body is programmed to automatically wait about two weeks after every ovulation to give the egg a chance to travel and implant, and to allow time for your body to figure out whether you’re pregnant or not before your period begins.


Nancy asks…

Does early ovulation mean early period?

Hi everyone,
My last period was November 17 & my next predicted period is on December 17… Anyway I usually use OPK’s & this month I got a positive opk on Tuesday 29th November which I thought was quite early, so I’m assuming I ovulated 1-3 days after that?
Anyway I just wanted to ask, If you ovulate early does that mean your period is due a few days earlier than normal?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I looked into the time between period-ovulation- period thing when we were trying for a baby and my periods seem to be 2-3 days different each month. When we started tracking the ovulation we realised the days between first positive opk to period was always the same but ovulation would be a little off from last period.
So thinking about it I would say yes, early ovulation, means early period. The egg has to travel the same distance each month so it wouldnt take it any longer or shorter as the distance will always be the same, but the hormonal build up to release the egg might be different due to stress, weightloss/gain and all that.
I do remember reading somewhere that as along as there is atleast 10-12 days between ovulation and normal period there is a good chance of conception as anything less then 10-12 days give the egg less time to implant.

Mary asks…

does early ovulation mean early period?

ive ask this a couple of times but not got that much of an answer. well today is 14dpo and i ovulated on cd10 normally have a 28day cycle but also normally ovulate on cd14 or 15 so am i due my period today or my normal 28day cycle.
please help.
dnt want to test i would rather be a week late for af then see a BFN.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes it does. The length of a cycle is determined by when you ovulate. ALL women in the entire world get their period 10-16 days after they ovulate, with the vast majority getting their period 12-14 days after they ovulate.
Whether women have a long or short cycle is due to the number of days before ovulation, not afterwards.
So, yes, if you ovulate earlier than usual in your cycle then you will get your period earlier, provided you are not pregnant of course!
So you are due today.

Jenny asks…

is there a difference between periods and ovulation?

So im a bit confused and trying to clear up things… As im looking up things, it all says ovulation. is it the same as my periods?
is there a differnce between ovulation and periods? 6- 12 days after ovulation means what in terms of days with ur period?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Ovulation is what happens when an egg is released. This is also when you are most fertile and have the best chance for pregnancy. Generally this happens about 14 days before your next period. So on an average 28 day cycle (by cycle I mean the first day of your period through the last day before your next period) you will ovulate on day 14. Though you can ovulate at any time and it may not be the same every month…especially if your period is irregular.

Your period is what happens when a sperm does not make it to the egg. The egg only stays around waiting for sperm for around 24 hours (sometimes less, sometimes more). After no pregnancy occurs, the egg is absorbed into the lining of your uterus and about 14 days later, the lining of your uterus sheds and causes you to bleed.

Though the two go hand in hand pretty much, they are not the same thing. Usually, you ovulate have a period and then the cycle goes over again the next month and though it may not happen often, you don’t have to ovulate to have a period, nor do you have to have a period if ovulate. It is even possible, though not too common, to ovulate twice in one cycle.

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