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JasmynHosea46732 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:08:17

Hi, I have a 55day cycle at the moment and trying to get pregnant.
When do i ovulate??

mrsL1984 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:10:17

Do u use ovulation sticks ?

twinklestar2 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:10:33

Who knows?! Are you using OV tests? They might help.

JasmynHosea46732 Tue 08-Jan-13 21:41:23

Iv never used ovulation sticks. Might try it tho. Thanks smile

Irishmammybread Tue 08-Jan-13 21:57:55

OPK tests will pick up the LH surge which indicates you are likely to ovulate in the next 12-36 hrs but sometimes the body gears up to ovulate but for some reason doesn't and ovulation is delayed.
Taking your temperature and charting is another good way to monitor your fertility, the only way to confirm ovulation is a sustained shift and increase in body temperature which occurs the day after ovulation due to the release of progesterone,but this is retrospective so by the time you see an increase in temp you have ovulated already so it's too late to conceive. Over time though you can build up a pattern of your cycles.
The web site" fertility friend" has a lot of information and basic charting is free on the site.
"Duofertility" is a temperature monitoring device which is pricey but makes temping easier, in some cases they offer a money back guarantee ,if you're not pregnant in 12 mths you get a full refund.
Monitoring cervical mucous and looking out for egg white cm can give another clue and works really well for some people .
Good luck!

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Tue 08-Jan-13 22:12:37

If you have a 55 day cycle then you probably ovulate around Day 41. However this is only an estimate based on an average 14 day luteal phase. Luteal phases vary from woman to woman, so you need to get to know your cycle. My luteal phases have varied between 12 and 16 days.

You should probably consider temping, though, as has already been said this will only tell you after ovulation has happened.

Consider investing in the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility which a lot of women find very useful in helping to identify your fertile time.

Alexandra6 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:13:28

Someone told me you don't usually ovulate on long cycles (I have long irregular cycles and PCOS) - maybe you do if you're regular though? I'm not sure if I do or not, I don't think so though, starting fertility drugs soon. Look out for EWCM! I think you would be ovulating around 10-16 days before AF if you are

Alexandra6 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:14:51

Sorry crossed post with frankelly smile

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Tue 08-Jan-13 22:17:35

I also have long irregular cycles & PCOS. You do ovulate on long cycles - your cycle cannot come to an end without ovulation. It is the changes in hormone levels after ovulation that cause your period to arrive.

Generally speaking, if you do not ovulate then you won't get your period - I went from June 2010 till March 2011 without a period because my PCOS prevented me from ovulating!

StupidFlanders Tue 08-Jan-13 23:02:24

Buy a huge bag of ovulation testers on eBay. Soo cheap. Get enough so you can't eat twice a day, it's interesting to see the surge coming.

StupidFlanders Tue 08-Jan-13 23:03:16

Can test twice a day (auto correct)

NotSpartacus Tue 08-Jan-13 23:10:41

It isn't correct that you have to ovulate to have a period - it is not unusual to have occasional anovulatory cycles.
Op , I think you should speak to your gp and get them to confirm if you are ovulating as your cycle is unusually long. OPKs do not confirm that ovulation has taken place, and you could have an LH surge (which triggers ovulation and which OPKs detect) without ovulating. If there is an underlying issue such as PCOS,a doctor can help.

JasmynHosea46732 Wed 09-Jan-13 04:13:34

Thankyou so much for all your help everyone!

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