Just that really. I have EWCM today but when I did an ovulation test it was negative. I'm on CD15 in a 28 day cycle. Did ovulation tests the past two days but they haven't been dark enough to count as a positive. Wondering whether it should be positive today?
I always thought I ovulated exactly when I had EWCM as when we were TTC it did match up with positives on ovulation tests. However earlier this year we spur of the moment DTD without thinking around three days after I had EWCM... and I'm now 22 weeks pregnant . So I would say it's more a sign that ovulation is imminent over the next few days!
Yes it's your most fertile time. The EWCM helps the sperm to the egg, it actually protects it and it appears just before ovulation. Waiting for ovulation can mean you miss your window altogether. I got pregnant first time twice by dtd on days 10 and 12, with EWCM appearing on days 12-14 and ovulation roughly happening on days 14-15.
Sperm can survive up to 7 days and easily 5 so early is best.
Thanks Mamabear! That's encouraging to hear. This is third time for us but I'm older now (not too old but 33 is different to 26) so I'm trying to understand it all better and be a little more 'precise' without being too mechanical about it!