Signs Before Lh Surge

Donna asks…

BBT charters, I need help!

i posted a question yesterday regarding this. But now things have changed. I am almost positive I o’d on the 19th. I had the CM, and other signs as well. I feel I have decent thermal shift, but FF has not proovided a thermal shift? I have had my CM dry up since the 19th, and breast soreness which I alwyas get in the 2ww. Any ideas? Here is my chart-http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/217c87

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Hey Coco

Wow, I’m surprised they didn’t give you that coverline today. Hmmm. Maybe that high temp on CD9 is messing with the data a little bit, so right now it thinks you Ov’d on CD20. Sometimes I get a coverline around 3dpo and then a few days later FF.com changes its mind (based on the later data) and the coverline moves.

Also I’m wondering about your CM pattern. My normal pattern is EWCM up until the day before ovulation, and then that day it dries up. Maybe because the estrogen/LH surge stops the CM even though ovulation hasn’t yet been triggered. So I’d say the jury is still out on ovulation, but CD20 is totally possible too. Either way, your BD timing is good!!!

Linda asks…

Am I ovulating?

Sorry i know another one of those…?s but I dont think ive ever felt it ovulate before I’ve kinda been getting this crampy pinching on the lower side of my adomen yesterday and the day before not all day just here and there… ….does that mean im possibly ovulating? I havent had a period in almost 9 months and im not pg…lol I just started taking birthcontrol but I’ve been skipping pills hoping maybe we will get pg….So what does it feel like when you ovulate???

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The only way for you to know if you are ovulating is to take your basal body temp each morn, same time and before you get up. You should see a pattern in temps that leads up to and after ovulation. You can get the basal thermometer at Wal-Mart for about 8 dollars. I use a wonderful FREE website called Fertilityfriend.com…it graphs your temps for you, keeps track of your fertility signs, tells you when you ovulate and also tells you if there is an implantation dip in your temps. You can also use Ovulation prediction kits, but they only measure your LH surge and give you a ball park time for ovulation…they do not pin point it. Oh, and it is possible to be ovulating while you do not have your period, just like it is possible to have a period and not ovulate.

Mary asks…

Mid cycle bleeding……worried?

I am 40 years old and my period was a normal one about 6-7 days. According to charts I should be ovulating right now……..and when I went to the bathroom I noticed some blood…….bright red in color. I am not trying to get pregnant. I use to be very regular but I have noticed in the last year that my cycles are different………a couple of days early mostly. Could this be a sign of perimenopause or something else? Should I be worried?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

There are a couple of thoughts on what causes ovulation spotting. Some people believe that the light spotting is a result of the egg rupturing through the follicle during ovulation. It is thought that as the egg bursts from the follicle that a little bleeding may occur. This is why some women may notice brown/pink spotting, which is generally an indicator of older blood, around the time they ovulate. The blood may turn brown as it exits the body.

The other possible explanation for ovulation spotting is that the spotting is a result of a woman’s changing hormones during ovulation. As a woman’s body prepares to ovulate, follicles will start to grow and mature. As they mature they produce more estrogen. This increase in estrogen triggers a surge in LH, another hormone involved in ovulation. When LH surges it signals the mature egg to burst from the follicle. Estrogen rises sharply right before a woman ovulates and it is thought that the increase in estrogen levels may cause light spotting to occur.

I experienced this once or twice in the past and asked my doctor about it as I was concerned, he said not to worry as it happens to some women and it is quite rare for it to happen, but it is an excellent fertility sign. If not wanting to conceive, he said to use protection such as condoms. I would recommend that if you have any concerns that you consult with your doctor for further evaluation and peace of mind should you wish.

Good luck :)

Sandra asks…

how do i know when i am ovulating?

i really dont know only girls answer inless u r a male doctor or nurse

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It differs for every woman, but there are some common signs to look for.

You could check your cervical mucus by either looking at your underwear daily, looking at TP when you wipe, or inserting 1-2 fingers (always wash hands) into the vagina. When you pull them out you want to observe the fluid. Right after your period your cervcal fluid will be dry. Then it can go from dry to sticky and then to creamy like hand lotion. This is usually right before you ovulate and can possibly be fertile. After this, your CM can turn into whats called EWCM (eggwhite cervical mucus). This is your most fertile CM. It will look like raw eggwhites and can stretch 1-5 inches or more! This happens right before you ovulate until you ovulate or a day or two after. Then your CM will dry up due to the heat inducing hormone Progesterone which is in your luteal phase (time between ovulation and your expected period). You can go buy some Ovulation Prediction Kits to try if you like. You can pee on these sticks that will pick up your LH (luetenizing hormone) surge, which happens the day before ovulation. This is the best time to have intercourse.

Another physical sign of ovulation is called Mittelschmerz. Which means “middle pain” in german. This is when women feel sharp pains on their right or left lower abdomen. They can be sharp, dull or crampy. This can happen before you ovulate, during ovulation and right after. This is not a reliable way to detect ovulation for this reason. But it is a fertile sign.

If you want to double your chances of conceiving, you can also try the BBT (basal body temperature) Method. This is done by taking your temp every morning before you get up in the morning. When you have a temp spike of 3 days or more, you will know you ovulated.

Nancy asks…

I need answers please!!! about ovulation???? 10 pts to the best answer!?

My cervix is the epitomy of show soft high and open about 1/2 a cm white/ watery cm normal for me and my opt are negative could i still get pg today my temp is usually 98.2-98.4 but it went up to 99.0 it sounds like I am I have seen a doc and he says i’m fine

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Yes you can still get pregnant. THe signs you mentioned means that you are in your fertile window which usually lasts about 5 days before you ovulate, the day you ovulate and the sometimes even the day after you ovulate. The OPK’s will only give you a positive 12-24 hours before you actually ovulate so go for it girl.

I was actually trying for nearly 12 months and got +ve OPK’s every month around CD14-15. Then the month that I actually got pregnant, I changed the brand of OPK’s I was using and I didn’t get a postive indicating the LH surge. I must have missed it. Some women have a very short LH surge and need to test twice a day in order to pick it up. If this is case for you, test at around 11am and then again at around 8pm (as detailed in the instructions, be sure not to drink too much in the two hours before hand).

Hope that helps.

Goodluck!

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