Hi! I have a Luteal Phase Defect (I would get af about 9 days after O), so my cycles were about 21 days long (or as short as 18!) and I would O at about cd12. If you keep charting (I suggest atleast temping) and find your luteal phase (the days between O and your period [period classified not as spotting but as a full bright flow]) is less than 10 days (10 days being the minimum to sustain a pregnancy) I would talk to your OBGYN about your options. For me personally, I have to take Clomid to lengthen my cycles but some ladies have been able to do that with vitamin B complex.
Thank you for the advice... If I get a positive on the opk I'll be able to to track my luteal phase for this month if I don't I'll have to buy the thermometer and use that next month too.... I have started taking a multi vitamin that says it has a B1, B2, B6 and B12 is that the same?
Hey BeverleyLN I have 23-26 day cycles. My earliest positive OPK is CD9 and latest CD11. We are all soooo different and each cycle varies even if the same length which is annoying. The 1st time i used OPK i missed it. It's just best to BD regularly or if you do chart your temp in the future until you get a temperature rise. Good luck hun x
Am starting to think that I've missed it but the hubby and i BD and after when i went to the loo there was a tiny little bit of brownish discharge on the tp... sorry if tmi but i've never had that before!! i'm CD12 and more confused than ever!
I'd also suggest testing more than once a day. I have a really short surge (only about 10 hours), so I test 3 times a day when my expected o day is near bc mine would be really easy to miss. Good luck. Oh, and you know, even if you did o on CD 10 you're not out cos those little spermies can live 3 days. One study actually said that you should bd the day before you get a positive OPK to have a better chance of getting preggers. And 2 of the times i got pregnant, we bd the day before my positive and that was it bc he went out of town.
I also have a 25-26 day cycle. I always get + OPK on CD10 or CD11. I use the clearblue easy digital ones with the smiley face to indicate O as I have a hard time figuring out when the ones with the lines are positive. It's much easier for me, and more fun, to get the smiley face! You should be testing twice a day. I used to only test once a day and missed it, so now I test twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night to make sure I catch O. You will ovulation 12-36 hours after a + OPK so it is possible to miss the surge if you only test once per day.
Well the hubby and i BD on CD7, 8, 11 and 12 (today) and will try to everyday so if i did Ov on CD10 some swimmers might have hung in there but now my discharge after our BD tonight is making me think that i haven't Ov yet as it looked like a little leftover from my flow... oh god i am obsessed!!
15 days till the is due so i'll keep everyone posted!! thanks for all the help everyone
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