Does AF = ovulating?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by Full_Quiver, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Full_Quiver

    Full_Quiver Being Fruitful - TTC #6

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    Hi all,

    here I am TTC #6 and totally clueless! :dohh:

    Can you get AF but not ovulate? I thought one of the signs
    that you were ovulating was the arrival of good old AF?

    This is the first time I've ever had trouble getting PG, so it's
    not something I've had to think about before now. :shrug:

    I've been using the internet cheapie OV tests and so far it's
    CD16 and all negative (been testing since CD6). No other signs
    of ovulation either. Temp has been low the whole time. Pink
    tinged cervical fluid this morning but could have been from
    BDing with DH (sorry if TMI).

    Either the tests are rubbish, I'm ovulating later in this cycle
    than I thought I would, or I'm not ovulating at all.

    Sooooo confusing! :wacko:

    Cheers,
    Kathy
     
  2. urchin

    urchin Brand New Mummy

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    Hi there FQ and welcome to B&B :hi:

    I'm afraid even the most regular of AF doesn't guarantee that you are ovulating.
    OPKs will tell you when your body is gearing up to ovulate
    but only temping (or a 21day progesterone test) will tell you if you've actually O'd
     
  3. Mrs_N

    Mrs_N New mummy

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    Nope, sadly getting your period does not mean you are ovulating.
    I have been chrting for a few months so far, had periods, although irregular cycle lengths (24-47 days), but only had clear ovulation once.
    however, it is normal, although frustrating to have one or two anovulatory cycles each year, you may have just caught one of those.
    unless anything has drastically changed in your lifestyle/medications/birth control, with 5 children chances are you are still ovulating.
    good luck! :dust:
     
  4. Full_Quiver

    Full_Quiver Being Fruitful - TTC #6

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    Well the good news is that I have had 2 positive OPKs today, one at
    3pm and one at 7pm. I'm on CD18 so a long cycle this time. I'm having
    period like cramps that I've never noticed when ovulating before
    (probably because I'm charting? Could be.)

    I'll try and post a pic of my results in the OPK gallery, if I can
    figure out how to do it! :wacko:

    Thanks for your help ladies! :kiss:
     
  5. Crypto1976

    Crypto1976 Guest

    My gp suggests that if your cycle is regular and consistent each month it is a good indicator of ov.
     
  6. Full_Quiver

    Full_Quiver Being Fruitful - TTC #6

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    Thanks Crypto. I have no idea if this is regular for
    me or not. It's my first month charting (properly
    at least).

    OPK was still + this morning and MaybeBaby showed
    all over ferning, so time will tell. :winkwink:
     

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