Don't think I'm ovulating...

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by maybebaby, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. maybebaby

    maybebaby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm currently on CD18 of a 31 day cycle and still haven't ovulated. I've been using ovulation tests since Sunday (CD13) and still haven't had a positive. I'm doing the test at about 7pm every evening. The last 2 days I've had a very very faint line and the ones before that had no line at all.

    Am I right in thinking that I should have ovulated by now? I'm still breastfeeding although he doesn't feed as much anymore and my cycle seemed to return to normal in November. I'm thinking I might have to stop BF if I want to conceive :(

    Sorry for rambling!
     
  2. Chrissy1

    Chrissy1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've not had babies so I don't know if breast feeding effects OV but it could be that this cycle might be slightly longer and your about to OV any day. If you are getting faint lines I'd say keep testing to see if they get stronger and become a positive.

    the other thing is that if you didn't start to test until CD 13 you could have OV'd earlier this month (CD 11 or 12) and missed it with the OPK's.

    Good luck and hope it comes soon for you

    :hug:
     
  3. Mrs_Jay

    Mrs_Jay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    2,580
    Likes Received:
    0
    i was going to say as above you may have ovulated earlier than day 13 ( i ovulate on day 11)
     
  4. maybebaby

    maybebaby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah thank you. I usually have a 31 day cycle so the instructions that came with the tests said to start testing on day 13. I'll keep going for now & see what happens.

    Cheers ladies.
     
  5. Becs

    Becs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    2,955
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi,

    If you have a 31 day cycle you should be ovulating between days 16 and 18. Please bare in mind that stress can delay ovulation and ttc can be a real pain for creating stress. Also, I found that my positive lines used to come up at about 10am and then became faint in the evening, I would advise you to test twice a day to be sure, if you are using the cheap ebay ones it works out quite cheaply. Ov sticks can be misleading because you can miss the surge so keep and eye out for that all important egg white cervical fluid too and if you want absolute confirmation of when you have ov'd, consider taking your temps and charting - charting is soooo valuable to ttc I can't tell you.

    Good luck and baby dust
    Becs xxx
     
  6. maybebaby

    maybebaby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,058
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Becs. I'm not actually TTC until next cycle but wanted to see whether it was all working again as it's not that long since I had Austin and I'm still bresatfeeding. I may consider trying charting after a couple of months if nothing happens. I'll try testing agan, I am using the cheapies so don't mind using them frequently!
     
  7. Bagpuss17

    Bagpuss17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2005
    Messages:
    2,575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ditto what the others have said. Look out for egg white type CM, that's a sign that you are approaching ov.

    Keep testing.

    I have a 32/33 day cycle and normally ovulate between cd 18-20.
     
  8. MrsD1

    MrsD1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi hun,

    I know that I have high prolactin levels which is the hormone you get when you are pregnant (although I'm not pg) and it makes you lactate so perhaps as your still BF that your prolactin is still high and this can slow down your ovulation. AF for me visits anything from between 4-7 weeks!!! Arghhh! Nightmare- maybe it's best to ask your doc if the BF is slowing O down.

    Good Luck!
     
  9. Steelgoddess

    Steelgoddess Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    5,001
    Likes Received:
    0
    Haver you been checking your CM and temps?? They are kinda good indications of oving... i actually oved at a different time this month im sure, so maybe you will too??

    x
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice