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No Lh Surge And Pregnant

Sandy asks…

I have had a LH surge for 5days….?

I am using the Clear Blue Ovulation Kits and I detected my surge on Sunday night and we did our thing Monday, Tuesday, not Wed, and Thurs. But being the paranoid desperate lady trying to get prego I continued to test to see if I would still detect a surge and I did for the next five days. Two dark blue lines on Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-and Thurs back to normal Friday…what does this mean? Did I not ovulate??? This is so frustrating! Thank you in advance for all your answers =)
i use clear blue because my obgyn said they were the most sensative

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I know this is going to sound crazy, but try taking a pregnancy test. Sometimes, women can have what they think is af while pregnant. An OPK that’s positive so many days in a row, particularly a dark positive, can be an indicator of pregnancy.

Good luck, and baby dust! Let us know :P

Laura asks…

a question about opk and pregnant?? help please?

this is my first month trying with my hubbby and i brought a opk and took it this morning it had too lines indicationg that i am ovulating.. my period started on the 11th of this month and it went for seven days i cheaked on the internet of my ovulation date and it said the 25th so me and my hubby have been baby dancing every night some times twise sinse the 20th .. i also did it todai because the opk said i was ovulating even though i thought i was meant to ovulate on the 25th .. does this mean that the sperm is already in there waiting for the egg?
and how true are these opk? how long does the LH surge stay for for example if i test again tomrrow does should it be neg thanx all sorri for it been soooo long..?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The LH surge is there for at most 24 hours before you ovulate. You’re better off trusting the OPK, your cycle could be off by a little and that could affect the results you see on a computer screen.
It sounds like you’ve gotten yourselves off to a good start regarding conceiving this month, sperm can live in your tubes for anywhere up to a week, so yes, they’re lying there in wait right now.
I used a combination of OPK and BBT to monitor my cycles when trying for my son, and got pregnant the first month. Now that you’ve gotten the positive, try again tonight, tomorrow and the next day to ensure that you’ve given yourself the best opportunity to get pregnant this month. To use the BBT method too, take your temperature with a thermometer that can measure down to 0.1 of a degree at the same time every morning from the first day of your cycle, before you get out of bed in the morning, before you take a drink or kick the blankets of the bed and record the temperature. Use the OPK around the time of the month that you expect to ovulate, around 5pm in the evening is the best time of day to take the test, but keep taking your temp every morning too. Try every second day for that baby, and once you get a positive OPK result, try every day for three days, still taking your temp every morning in the same way. Then you can relax and do as you please for the rest of the month, but keep taking your temperature. The day after you ovulate, you’ll find that you’re temperature will go up by a tiny bit, maybe just half a degree and stay there. If you’re pregnant at the end of the month, it’ll stay at the high temperature, but if you’re not, it’ll drop the day of or the day before your period starts. The source I got this from guaranteed that a healthy woman who follows this will get pregnant within 4 months on average.
Best of luck!

Nancy asks…

my OPK +..i mean its showing LH surge level…?

how can this mean I am pregnant?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Your question isn’t very clear. If the ovulation stick says positive it means you will usually ovulate within 48 hours not that you are pregnant. These tests are completely different. You shouldn’t take a pregnancy test till you are late for your period as you are likely to get a false result. Good luck

Mary asks…

Lh still high!?

Its been 7 days with a dark LH surge. My temps are all over the board and now I am starting to think I may have some kind of hormonal problem. (I will go to my doctor next week if I don’t get my period.) Just wondering if anyone has any insight as to why my lh would still be surging….could it be that I didn’t release an egg? (My expected period is only 4 days away). If it helps at all, I came off the Diane 35 birth control pill in January.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Sometimes an opk can tell you if you are pregnant too. Maybe trying a hpt just to be sure. Or maybe your opk is messed up. Try a different brand. Good luck!

Susan asks…

ept digital, does it test for lh surge?

ok, I took an ept digital… It’s kinda early.. but figured I’d try.
My question is, It had two dark blue lines.. ( not pregnant )
I am due for my period next week. Is it possible, I’m ovulating for the second time this month?
I know a Not pregnant is just that, but I’m kinda wondering how if the test picks up Lh and hcg it has two dark lines…. If I’m not pregnant I assume it’s showing lh surge?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Doctors recommend not to take opk’s after a first positive to avoid confusion, and it could be picking up other hormones in your body, you can also ask fertility specialists online for free, try fertilityties.com
good luck!

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Negative Lh Surge And Pregnancy

Linda asks…

7 dpo, sore and dark nipples.wht r my chances?

I have kind a irregular cycle but I do ovulate around day 18( on 17th Nov). This time I got pick LH surge on day 18 on electronic clearblue monitor. My nipples are so sore and it hurts so much. My breasts are enlarged. It feels wet all the time with some white discharge. When can I test and what are my chances?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You don’t usually get any “pregnancy symptoms” until you actually miss your period. If you ovulated on 17 November its only been 8 days so you would not have symptoms yet, the egg would literally just have implanted if you are pregnant. If you test too early and its negative you will only end up testing again. If you have an irregular cycle then test around 14 days after ovulation and you should get a clear result.

To be honest I’ve been pregnant 3 times including a miscarriage at 17 weeks and don’t remember having sore nipples or any discharge in early pregancy. Sickness from around 5 weeks was my main indication of pregnancy.

Best of luck and remember worrying can delay your period so try to chill out.

Susan asks…

Did i test too early, should i test daily?

took another pregnancy test yesterday then again today NEGATIVE. I last had a menstrual oct 3rd, and saw a positive LH surge on 18th of oct. (i started testing oct 11th) did i test too early??????????
i started testing for pregnancy way too early? i have reg periods.
Texas Girl TTC #1 I did’nt mean testing for pregnancy, I meant ovulation.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yeah way too early for the pregnancy test. Some women dont get positive hpts until 10-19 days after ovulation. I got mine at 11days past ovulation. So If you ovulated on the 20th. Since its usually 36hrs after ur surge when u ovulate usually. Nov. 7th is the cut off date for a pregnancy test. But up until then u can def. Still get a positive so keep testing!

Helen asks…

I’m currently 11 DPO and I have a question about OPK as HPT…?

For the past three days, I took a opk each morning and they all came back kinda dark as control line. I’d say about 60-70%. Yesterday morning, I took HPT and it came back negative. I started having zits all over my chest and it isn’t normal at all! I never have them like that. What do you think? My period is due Monday.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

There is always some amount of LH in your system. This is why it is important for the test line to be just as dark or darker than the control line to confirm ovulation. Theoretically, you might always get a lighter line because you always have some LH, but just before ovulation, LH surges and this surge is what OPK’s are designed to detect.

So, the lighter line you’re getting could just be your natural, non-ovulatory LH level.

OPK’s can also detect HCG. This site explains it very well:

http://www.peeonastick.com/opkhpt.html

You should not use OPK’s to test for pregnancy because you simply can’t know if its picking up LH or HCG.

To avoid a false negative pregnancy test, do not test any sooner than the day your period is due, and be sure to use first morning’s urine.

Good luck!

Donna asks…

i hav been doin ovulation tests & my LH level has been raised for 7 days,?

now im having cramps in the right a left sides of my lower abdo (at different times) feeling nauseous and having an increased amount of thick egg white like discharge. i am approx 9 days post ovulation. did a home pregnancy test today and it was negative. could it possible be wrong? we have been trying for a baby for past 6 months!!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Its normal to have LH levels for days. However, are you reading your positive OPKs by having the test line as dark or darker than the control? Once you get a positive, you can know that you will ovulate 12-36 hours later. Sometimes, with OPKs you can see your surge growing until you get the positive. Also, sometimes a long LH surge is detected because your body keeps surging but never actually releases the egg. Usually using OPKs and BBT can really pin point your ovulation date and confirm you are releasing the egg. Take a HPT again in a few days because 9dpo is still really early. GL and baby dust!

Jenny asks…

Could I possibly be pregnant?

So about a week ago I had sex with my husband. I used a ovulation kit and the day we had sex was about 3 days after my LH surge. Now about 10 dpo, I am having horrible headaches, stomach cramping, diarrhea, no period, and sooo tired. I’ve taken two First response pregnancy test and they have been negative. Is it possibly too soon to test. am I just freaking out.
If anyone could possibly offer some insight that would be so helpful.
ohh I’m also kinda irregular so its hard for me to tell exactly when I would be late. thanks for all the answers, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Other symptoms I forgot to mention are:
Bloating
Feeling like I’m burning up all the time
sore breasts
Did I mention the horrible headaches (yeah i know i did)

Thanks:)

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Okay, NOT to be overly-optimistic….but I think you are preggie :) )

Here’s the deal though…because your cycles are irregular, there’s no real method to this madness. I believe your tests came out negative because it’s too soon…you don’t have enough hCG built up yet. In your case, the longer you wait the better. You are 10DPO now, maybe wait another week till you are 17DPO. Testing before that will probably reveal another negative result, so try to hang in there for another week. Remember that hCG doubles daily in early pregnancy so waiting another week can make a big difference.

Good luck, hope you get good news!

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Lh Surge And Early Pregnancy

Jenny asks…

How do you get pregnant when…?

You have irregular periods (I cant take birth control to regulate them because..well obviously) and my husband can’t ejaculate(he takes a ton of diff medicines with that side effect) I’m only 20(yes I’m married) and I’m having the hardest time getting pregnant. It’s so depressing. :(
Also, I havent had a period in a month. I’m not pregnant..so whats up with that? I dont focus on getting pregnant so its not stress and I have no more stress than usual.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You’re probably not ovulating regularly. You should look into charting your basal body temperature. I use fertilityfriend.com to chart my ovulation. It will also tell you if you didn’t ovulate at all. Google more information if you are interested. It’s VERY helpful for couples trying to conceive.

Also, you can use opks (ovulation predictor kits). I get cheap ones off of www.early-pregnancy-tests.com

OPKs test for LH. You get an LH surge right before ovulation and sometimes before a period. The test line will get darker and darker. When it’s as dark as the control line or darker- you are having a surge. Which means you are most likely about to ovulate.

As for your husband. Have sex in the morning before he takes his medication. Chances are there won’t be as much medication in his system which will allow him to ejaculate. I know pain pills do this to my OH and it’s pretty frustrating so I understand your pain.

Good luck!!!

Laura asks…

is it possible to have ghc in your system if your not pregnant?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The pregnancy hormone, hCG, is made in your body when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. This usually happens about 6 days after conception. But studies show that the embryo doesn’t implant until later in some women. The amount of hCG increases drastically with each passing day you are pregnant.HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone made by the pregnancy that can be detected in the mother’s blood or urine even before the woman’s missed period. This hormone is what we look for with a “pregnancy test”.

HCG is first detectable in the blood as early as 7-8 days after ovulation by very sensitive HCG assays (research assays). In real life, blood pregnancy tests will be positive (> 2 mIU/ml) by 10-11 days after HCG injection or LH surge.

In general, the HCG level will double every 2-3 days in early pregnancy.

85% of normal pregnancies will have the HCG level double every 72 hours.

HCG levels peak at about 8-10 weeks of pregnancy and then decline, remaining at lower levels for the rest of the pregnancy.

There is a large variation in a “normal” HCG level for any given time in pregnancy.

So to answer the question first the hormone is hcg and it only occurs in the body once the egg is implanted so if they detect it in your body unless someone injected it into you you are pregnant

Betty asks…

how much blood is too much for implantation or early pregnancy bleeding?

On 12 DPO i had light brown discharge when I wiped and on 13DPO the same thing. Now 14DPO I have red blood, but its not flowing. It is more than just barely there, but not enough to be a period flow. Could I still be pregnant? I want to go buy an HPT, but I don’t want the disappointment of getting a negative and my period right after I take it. I had sex several times around my LH surge that I found on an ovulation kit. We are trying and every month I hope I am experiencing some kind of early pregnancy bleeding, and I end up with a period. Only difference this month is I was on day 28 when I got the first spotting I am normally 31 days or more apart each period. And this spotting occurred exactly at 12 DPO!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It could be. I would wait and see where the bleeding goes. That way you wont be as disappointed or waste money on a test if you don’t have to. If you are bleeding enough to fill up a pad or tampon the this is going to be to much bleeding. All you can do is wait and see. Good Luck!

Ruth asks…

i am so confused when i am suppose to ovulate?

well i thought i was suppose to ovulate the 16th of April then i went to a ovulation calender and it says the 15th then i asked my friend to do it for me and it says the 19th.. my periods are irregular so idk when i am suppose to get them. they are normally 49days long. so can someone help me plz. my husband and i are trying to getting pregnant with another but idk when the right day is for ovulation.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Best way is to track your cycle using BBT(basel body temp), and using OPKs (ovulation predictor kits).
Basically, the follicular phase (from the first day of your period to when you ovulate) of a womans cycle can vary in length. The Luteal phase (from ovulation till the beginning of your next cycle) is between 12-14 days long. So if you’re cycles are 49 days normally, then you normally ovulate around day 35-37 of your cycle. You are fertile from about 5 days before ovulation, to one day after (so day 30-38).

If you do opt for using OPKs, I really recommend buying LH surge sticks from online websites (like www.early-pregnancy-tests.com). Kits you buy from the drug store are expensive, esspecially if you have long cycles.

Hope that helps.

Linda asks…

Is it possible to have a positive OPK at 12dpo (AF due in 2 days) but a BFN on 3 HPT’s at this point?

The OPK has two dark lines and its an Answer Ovulation Tracker brand. I already ovulated 12 days ago with an OPK. So if I am pregnant why doesn’t it show on the HPTs (First Response Early Result, Digitial ClearBlue and Answer). I know OPKs can detect HCG but I also heard that they are less sensitive..whats going on?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It could be a hormonal imbalance . . . OPKs can detect HCG but they are designed to also detect an LH surge . . . Only a home pregnancy test detects only HCG.

I would wait a few days and test again if you do not get your period . . . If you do get your period, consider calling your doctor for blood work to check your hormones.

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Long Lh Surge And Pregnant

Maria asks…

Trying to get Pregnant but …….. please help!?

ok! I know the chances of becoming pregnant decrease as you get older – but I am only 27 – my partner is 31 – I have been pregnant before when I was 21 and had a termination – so I know I am able to conceive, my partner has a child from a previous relationship so we know he can conceive too (although how long it took his ex to conceive is unknown to me) I have now been off the pill for a year – although we are not actively “trying” we are just letting nature take its course – we do have sex regularly and I know (well did know!!) when my most fertile days are. but no sign of a baby yet. my periods WERE great and on time but have now decided to come 5 weeks or 6 weeks or 3 weeks or 2 weeks apart over the last 3 months – they have been random!! I have had an operation to remove CIN III cancerous cells in October. Am I doing something wrong?? should I actually TRY for a baby instead of just letting nature take its own time??

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Honey you are not old. I am 27 as well and i have one kid so far (he is 5) and i am planning on (maybe) having another baby in a year or two.
My mom had my little brother at age 38 with no problems.

It took me a year to get pregnant with my son and i was also 21 when i had him. I became pregnant last year but miscarried.

If you are wanting a baby then start trying!!
How to get Pregnant Faster – Top Ten Tips

1. Have sex three times a week.

Having regular sex is the best way to get pregnant. Couples often try to time everything perfectly for ovulation but do not have sex when they think they are not ovulating. It is true that sex that is not within the time of ovulation will not result in pregnancy. However, because women do not always ovulate when they think they will, having sex three times a week will help to a woman cover her bases, so to speak, and not miss an opportunity to get pregnant.

2. Use an ovulation prediction kit or fertility monitor.

Using an ovulation kit to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant. For many women charting or other methods of ovulation prediction are too confusing. Ovulation prediction kits work by reading LH surges prior to ovulation. They are relatively easy to use and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation. Fertility monitors, such as the Clear Blue Easy monitor, are also a worthwhile investment if you would like to get pregnant faster. Fertility monitors are similar to ovulation prediction kits in that they read changes in LH but they also read changes in other hormones and don’t require any guesswork for couples. They are easy to use and will tell you when the best time to get pregnant is.

3. Have sex before ovulation (not after).

Sometimes couples get confused about the best time to have sex in relationship to ovulation. You have a small window of time each month to get pregnant. After a woman ovulates the egg will survive approximately 24 hours. Sperm, on the other hand, will live for up to three to five days. This is why having sex two to three days before ovulation will increase your chances of getting pregnant. Don’t wait until the day you ovulate to have sex. Your partner’s sperm will last longer than your egg and you don’t want to miss an opportunity by waiting.

4. Don’t rely on the Calendar method for predicting ovulation.

A lot of couples have heard to have sex around day fourteen of your cycle. This is based on the calendar method and assumes that you have a regular 28-day cycle and ovulate mid-cycle. Although this is better than just picking an arbitrary day to have sex, it is not a very accurate way to predict when you ovulate. Many women do not ovulate on day fourteen and knowing precisely when you ovulate will help you time intercourse better. Ovulation prediction kits, looking at previous months bbt charts, or watching for body cues will help you to determine when you ovulate.

5. Charting may not be the best way to predict ovulation.

Charting is great for tracking your cycle but it does have disadvantages. By the time you can see ovulation on a bbt chart, you have already ovulated. It is good to chart so you can track your cycles, see if you ovulate the same time each month, and also so you can look back on your cycle and see if you timed things right. But if this is your first cycle trying to get pregnant or if you are not ovulating at the same time each month, an ovulation prediction kit would be more helpful.

6. See a doctor before you start trying to get pregnant.
Make sure you are in good health and have had a regular check up from your OBGYN or medical provider. Untreated infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or poor health can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Its good to see a doctor as well as start taking prenatal vitamins prior to trying to conceive.

7. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or abuse drugs when trying to get pregnant.
This may seem like common sense but many women do try to get pregnant while smoking, drinking or using drugs. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol can affect your fertility. It will also affect your unborn child. It is important to stop smoking or using drugs and alcohol before getting pregnant and not wait until you find out you are pregnant.

8. Have enjoyable sex.

Sometimes when couples are trying to conceive, sex becomes a job or function of reproduction and is not as enjoyable. Plan a romantic evening or try something different to spice things up. How you are feeling sexually may factor into your chances of getting pregnant. Some researchers believe that having an orgasm during sex increases your chances of getting pregnant. For women, the spasmic movements of orgasm will help pull the sperm into the uterus and for men a better orgasm may increase the man’s sperm count.

9. Have sex in positions that keep sperm inside the vagina longer.

The missionary position is a good position to use when trying to get pregnant. Avoid positions where the woman is on top. Gravity will allow sperm to leak out with these positions. Also try placing a pillow under your hips to help tilt your pelvis and keep the sperm in longer. Don’t get up right after sex. Try to relax and allow the sperm to stay in the vagina as long as possible.

10. There is no such thing as trying too hard to get pregnant.
Most couples get pregnant within a year of trying. If you have not gotten pregnant within a year consult your doctor for advice.

Http://www.justmommies.com

Good luck

Jenny asks…

Do you think i’m pregnant?

I had my period December 10th until the 15th. I had unprotected sex on the 17th and he came in me. I usually get my period every 30 day’s but it’s been a but late and such but yeah i normally get it every 28-30 days. I used an online ovulation predictor and it said the 19th and 20th i’m a little fertile, 21 & 22 very fertile. But who know’s if that’s right? Sperm can live up to 7 day’s in a woman. I had some cramps so i was wondering if they were implantion cramps? I’m going to take a pregnancy test January 11th if i don’t get my period by then but i was wondering what you guy’s think my chances are of getting pregnant? Thanks.
Oh and here’s the Ovulation Predictor i used so you know what i’m talking about when it said i was fertile and stuff if you type in when i got my period and everything, you can use it too haha. (:
http://www.babyhopes.com/ovulation-calendar.html

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Ovulation predictor kits are reliable. They wouldn’t come up positive if you didnt have an LH surge going on indicating impending or happening ovulation.

And actually, sperm can only live up to 72 hours, not 7 days.
And they only live that long if conditions are right, ie: eggwhite cervical mucus, warmer temps..etc

stop relying on info from the internet and talk to a real doctor.

I’d say its damn near impossible you’re pregnant.

Carol asks…

Why can’t I get pregnant?

My Fiance and I have been trying for 9 months to get pregnant and nothing has happened. We know for sure its not him, he has a daughter. I have periods regulary, and we have sex pretty much every day. I was on depo for about 3 yrs but that was over 3-4 yrs ago. I thought it could possibly be because im overweight. I’m 5’3 and 251. Is this the reason i haven’t been able to concieve yet? Thanks.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Being overweight doesn’t usually interfere with fertility. If anything, being overweight can be a sign of PCOS, a condition that affects fertility, that causes weight gain (especially around the stomach).

If you’re getting periods every month, that’s a good sign. However, you should know that getting a period every month does not mean you ovulate every month. If you don’t ovulate, you won’t get pregnant.

What I suggest is that you get an ovulation predictor kit and use it for one cycle. This will accomplish two things…1) confirm that you are ovulating on your own and 2) confirm you are having sex during ovulation. Maybe using an OPK will better increase your chances. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully so you don’t miss your LH surge. If you test and never get a positive, that could be a clue you’re not ovulating.

The other thing I want to mention is your depo shot. Some women have a hard time recovering from being on depo. I know it’s been 3 years, but it’s taken some women longer than that. This is another possibility and worth mentioning to your doctor if/when you go in to discuss pregnancy.

Overall… The average couple can take up to 1 year to conceive. At 9 months, you’re still in the norm. I would try the ovulation predictor kits for the next few months and see if they help. If, by month 12, nothing is happening go see a fertility specialist for a consultation. More than likely, though…it’s not your weight, unless your weight is caused by PCOS.

Good luck.

Susan asks…

Need help getting pregnant…:(?

my last period was march 31 2008, and are usually around 40 days…so my next 1 is coming on May 10 2008, I am trying really hard to conceive and had sex on april 25 th, what are my chances…I know that my cycle is longer than some, but it’s always the same cycle, I got checked by my doc, and she said I was fine…
I think that I started to ovulate around the 15th of april, thats when the sticky discharge started ???
I am so depressed, because I have been trying for a long time, and I am almost 30, just wish I could have a child…:(

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It’s confusing to try and “guess” when you’ll ovulate. You have a few choices — have sex every other day for your cycle starting soon after your period end (you may be ovulating sooner or more likely, later than most) and keep with it to the end of your cycle. Orrrrr….pick up an OPK (ovulation predictor kit) at the drug store. It will tell you when it senses a surge in your LH level, which indicates when you are ovulating. ALso, sperm can live up to 3 days in the egg-white discharge, so don’t despair (it could be the sperm count is low, too…).

Sandra asks…

Do you still ovulate once you are pregnant?

My periods are irregular but I DO know that I ovulate each month. We are TCC and on our 3rd month of trying. I take my ovulation tests and ovulate quite early in my cycle – around day 7 (tests show positive on days 5 & 6). If my ovulation tests have been showing negative could I be pregnant? In other words do you still release LH hormone, have an LH surge and/or ovulate once you become pregnant? I am also worried that because I ovulate so early that if the egg is fertilized it will miscarry because there is not enough lining built up yet for it to attach to? Sorry if these are dumb questions, we just started trying. Everyone on here has been SOOO helpful so far – thanks a million – you guys ROCK! :-)
Also… once the egg is fertilized in it harmful to have sex while it is implanting? My fiancee goes pretty deep and he hits my cervix opening which worries me that it will affect the fertilization of the egg?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

To answer your additional question first; no it won’t harm anything. The cervix is a barrier before you get to the uterus, so it won’t have any impact on implantation.

I also ovulate early (CD9) and apparently it’s actually very healthy and can be an indicator of good eggs. It also means that you’ll have 16 chances each year to get pregnant compared to most women who have longer cycles and therefore fewer of them each year! Unless the time from ovulation to AF is less than 10 days, there’s nothing to worry about. So if you’re ovulating on CD7 and your cycle is more than 17 days long, you’re fine!

But there’s an important thing that you need to know about OPKs. They can detect pregnancy! They react to hCG in the same way that they react to LH, so if you’re getting a negative OPK you can be sure that you’re not pregnant. My guess is that ovulation is going to be late this month and that your cycle will therefore also be longer.

BTW: there’s no such things as a dumb question on the TTC forum. Anything that’s worrying you is fair game :)
Good luck!

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Ovulation Calculator 3 Months Luteal Phase

Donna asks…

had unprotected sex 2 days after ovulation but no ejaculation..can i be pregnant?

i noticed that my discharges last November 16 was sticky like egg white, i had also breast tenderness and i assumed im ovulating by that time. and my BF and i had sex on Nov.19 but he was sure he did not ejaculated on me because he pulled immediately. on the other hand, my ovulation calculator says that i should be ovulating on the 18th because i usually have a longer menstrual cycle of about 37 days.but then during this time im not experiencing sticky discharges like what i have noticed last nov.16. im worried i might get pregnant…could i be?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You may be. EW CM generally signifies ovulation will be soon. EW CM for me starts about a week prior to ovulation, so its possible you’re miscalculating unless you know exactly how long your luteal phase is. That being said, at this point it is much too soon to tell.

You had sex today? Or do you have the months mixed up? Regardless, you could be pregnant. The precum that leaks from a man when he’s aroused is biologically functioning- it evolved to clear out the urethra of urine residue, because urine is acidic and would kill sperm. Precum leaks out cleaning the tube preparing for ejaculation. Problem is, depending on when the last time you had sex, or he masturbated, its possible there are still sperm alive in there. The precum will ‘wash them out’ inside of you, regardless of whether or not he ejaculates.

If you’re not TTC use a condom, or birth control.

You could be pregnant. Give it 2-3 weeks and if you have not had a period you will need to take a hpt. I hope for your sake you’re not, and you learn to be careful next time.

Susan asks…

Did I miss it or hit it dead on?(TMI is included..don’t read if squimish)?

I know this is probably a repeat question but I have to ask. We are TTC#2. I have been trying to track my ovulation but I am confused about the time frame.

FDOL Period was Oct. 9th. Lasted 3 days. (it was 7 days early and unusually heavy for me).

I did a quick ovulation calculator online and it said Ovulation would be between the 18th and the 23rd..So we got busy on the 18th-21st..thinking we would try again on the 23rd to give a few days rest to rebuild his army supply. (on the 23rd I got him to retrieve a mucus sample from my cervix to see the color, showed ovulation was near)

Being the impatient one that I am I started doing more ovulation calculators online and each one I did gave a different answer. Being frustrated over my lack of common sense, I decided to go to the store and buy and Answer Ovulation Kit (something scientific as opposed to guesstimations) I have been using it for 4 days now and still no sign of ovulation.

Do you think that I had the timeframe correct the first time and we nailed the dates perfect…or am I being too impatient again and need to wait for ovulation if it hasn’t already occured…

I don’t know what to do at this point..I am so anxious thinking that we might have finally got it right! But at the same time I am thinking I screwed it up again!

Any help would be grateful! *******Baby dust to all********
We did actually do the baby dance the 18th-21st. Which by the first calculation would have been dead on target. But was it right? When was ovulation supposed to happen?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I’m sure you’ve already ovulated this month, especially with you noting that fertile Cervical Mucus on the 23rd. Usually, something to note is the day after ovulation you will be drastically dryer ‘down there’ as Progesterone kicks in once an egg has been released. You seem as though you’ve targetted a great range of days for the month, now you’re in the 2-week wait like me! That ovulation test you took would have been looking out for the Lutenising Hormone which was probably released between the 20th-23rd, which is why you’re seeing negatives now.

Online ovulation calenders are really not much good for a lot of us, including me as I sometimes have a late ovulation or longer cycle here and there. They can only provide you estimates based on averages when we don’t all have the generic “28 day cycle” and “14 day Luteal Phase” most use to figure out ovulation dates. If you do have to try again, I would start using OPKs earlier in your cycle and go by these as opposed to the online prediction. Of course, I’m hoping you’ll get lucky this month just like I’m hoping to do! :)

Stay positive xx

Jenny asks…

Is it still possible to get pregnant or not….. Thanks for reading!!?

Cycle Begins: Thursday, February 18, 2010

Somewhat Fertile: Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Fertile: Thursday, March 04, 2010
Very Fertile: Friday, March 05, 2010
Ovulation: Saturday, March 06, 2010

My question is if i have sex this coming saturday which would be feb 27 It is still possible that I could get pregnant
i have a 31 day cycle

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Sounds like you are using an online calculator….those only work as estimates, and only if you know what your luteal phase is…mine changed every month!!! I think using an ovulation predictor kit…I used the one with 20 strips….is better, especially when used with charting of temp and cervical mucus…I conceived on day 6, 9, and 33…with a “28 day cycle”…so it definitely can vary…All of that said…it is very possible you could conceive on Saturday….That is day 10…and days 12-16 are usually the highest fertility…and sperm can live for 3 days…Best of luck!!

Sandy asks…

Ovulation when???

When do you usually ovulate, I thought it was usually around 14 days after your period, I used the online calculator for ovulation and did what it says but I have read on here that white discharge indicates ovulation and I have that now 3 days after it says I would be ovulating and my husband and I “tried” everyday during the ovualtion dates which were 19-24 feb. Should we start trying again due to the discharge. We have an 11 month old son and would love the blessing of another child to our family????

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Ladies with 28 day cycles ovulate around 14 th day …but thats not true for everybody …. To know best when you are ovulating, the cervical mucus should be stretchy and clear like egg white… I think the white discharge comes right after the ovulation is done in the luteal phase … Around this time the stretchiness of the mucus is gone …baby dust on you :)

Lisa asks…

I have odd cycles and am trying to get pregnant?

Ok so my body is extremely weird and I NEVER know when I am going to ovulate or have my period. Usually my cycles are somewhere between 2 and 3 months, so anywhere from 60 – 90 days, but it’s never ever the same. This last one I had was 74 days. The one before that was 97. I’ve been to the doctor and he says this is normal for my body. I REALLY want to get pregnant again before my daughter and her sibling are really far apart in age. As of right now if I get pregnant, they will be almost 4 years apart, so the sooner I get pregnant the better. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You should try charting your basal body temperatures and your cervical mucus. Ovulation calculators can be misleading and will predict ovulation after its already happened because they base their predictions off of a normal 28 day cycle which most women don’t have. I would have to say 97 days sounds nothing like 28 days. Noticing when you have fertile quality cervical mucus is going to be your best bet. Its clear stretchy and very white sort of like raw egg whites and occurs about 1 to 2 days before ovulation. When you notice a lot of ewcm you should bed for about 3 to 5 days. Also charting your BBT will help you determine how long you luteal phase and give you an estimate as to when you may ovulate. Fertilityfriend.com and babyhopes.com are great websites that help with charting you should check them out. Good Luck & Baby Dust

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