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can someone explain ovulating pattern please

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clare1980 Wed 02-Mar-05 22:17:12

dp and i are trying to concieve and i was wondering if someone could help me with working out when i am ovulating, we thought we had it rite but doctor has said i have a 5 week cycle

clare1980 Wed 02-Mar-05 22:38:45

is this rite my doc said cycle was five weeks so that is 35 days??? and i have been on since 24th so that is 7/35??? and i will ovulate around 18th??

bonym Wed 02-Mar-05 23:02:03

clare - what does your doc base this on? Have you been charting - ie. taking your temperature every morning? Unfortunately, just knowing the length of your cycle will not tell you when you are ovulating as some women ovulate early in the cycle, and some later. To accurately predict ovulation you need to take your waking temperature and also be aware of your cervical mucus for best results. A really good book on this is "Taking Charge of Your Fertility"by Toni Eschler.

MeerkatsUnite Thu 03-Mar-05 06:46:42

Even charting is not completely reliable as to when you are ovulating. It does have disadvantages, some women have a rise in temp in the second half of their cycle when an egg hsa not been shed. The surest way of knowing is to have a blood test done to measure your progesterone level (Day 21 is a standard test but it can be done later in the cycle).

Not everyone ovulates on day 14. Women can ovulate earlier later or not at all in any given cycle. Having periods does not necessarily mean you are always ovulating.

Was wondering what your menstrual cycles are like anyway. A "normal" cycle length is between 21 and 35 days OR with a variation of 4 days or less from month to month. If your periods are irregular in nature this needs to be checked out further by a gynae, it will not be helpful to chart in such cases. Such problems are often caused by hormonal imbalances which can be treated.

HTH

munnzieb Thu 03-Mar-05 08:57:27

agree with bon, how does ur Dr know this?

a) how long have u been TTC?
b) go a wole cycle of just watching the comings and goings ie/ the lenght of it etc.. and forget about TTC for the mo, also keep an eye on ur CM (normally thins out and feels *ahem wetter around the OV time.)
c) the cycle after you've done that you could try the OV test kits if u want to. or do the temprature thing.

(would have answered ur other thread yesterday but had some wine and it wouldn't have made sence!)

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