file Ovulation confusion!!

3 years 6 months ago #273015 by NicolaF
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if maybe any of you could advise. My hubby and I have been trying since March for a baby with no luck yet. I do unfortunately have endometriosis which I can only get removed in October due to medical aid exclusions, so we are just going to keep trying hard as possible anyway with the hope it may still happen. I used to have a very regular 28 day cycle and in the last two months it has now changed to 30 day cycle. In the first month of trying i used so many ovulation sticks which got so expensive and with finances not being great we decided to just skip the tests and try as normal but still nothing. We've been trying extra hard to have as much sex as possible this month (mom has were last month visiting which was difficult considering our walls are paper thin haha!!) and i'm now on day 20 of my cycle and i've got the familiar ovulation pains that I normally get around day 13/14 or so. Could I be ovulating late? I just went and bought some ovulation sticks but after doing a test earlier its only one dark line and one very faint line.

I'm so confused!!! I havent had much mucus this month either I normally have a fair amount which is also when I know i'm ovulating. I can't afford to buy the basal thermometer it looks like theyre about R600?? But i know this is a good way to check too.

Please can someone advise what this pain could be or could I just be ovulating late? Gosh this baby conceiving thing is all so confusing!!!! we are trying so hard not to put so much pressure on ourselves but its really hard when we naturally don't have this much sex and then when you feel these little pains you get so many things running through your head, and then naturally that sadness and disappointment when AF arrives :(

A bit about myself, i'm 34yrs old living in Cape town and just aching for a baby!!! If nothing happens till October i'll be booking my laparoscopy so the endo can be removed and fallopian tubes checked etc.

Thank you all in advance :)
xxx

TTC #1 since March 2016
Me: 36yrs
DH: 38yrs
Endo Warrior
LAP #1 Nov 2010 (London),
LAP #2 Oct 2016 (CPT) - no endo found apparently - AWFUL gynae. Seeking second opinion
LAP #3 Aug 2017 (CPT) - 2nd opinion LAP with endo specialist - severe endo found left side & behind uterus. Removed by excision surgery
7x cycles Fertomid-Unsuccessful (June-Nov 2017, Jan-Feb 2018)
IUI #1 - March 2018 - unsuccessful
IUI #2 - July/August 2018 - unsuccessful
Praying for baby F to join us soon xxx

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3 years 6 months ago #273019 by Moomie Admin
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Hi Nicola, you could definitely be ovulating late. I conceived my third on day 22 of my cycle.


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3 years 6 months ago #273020 by Moomie Admin
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That being said, taking all you said into consideration, I'd look for cervical mucus as well.

I have learned that ovulation can really happen on any day! ?



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3 years 6 months ago #273022 by NicolaF
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thank you Jana :) I guess i'll just see if AF comes next week and on what cycle day and then take it from there. Not sure now when to start testing again for ovulation next month if i'm going to keep using the ovulation sticks? At R25 a stick i'll easily go through 4 before I get a proper result!! Will keep an eye on the cm too. I just keep reminding myself everything will happen when it is supposed to, I just worry i've been calculating wrong all this time. Do you suggest I still do a ovulation stick test around day 15 maybe if my AF comes as normal on day 29 or 30?

xxx

TTC #1 since March 2016
Me: 36yrs
DH: 38yrs
Endo Warrior
LAP #1 Nov 2010 (London),
LAP #2 Oct 2016 (CPT) - no endo found apparently - AWFUL gynae. Seeking second opinion
LAP #3 Aug 2017 (CPT) - 2nd opinion LAP with endo specialist - severe endo found left side & behind uterus. Removed by excision surgery
7x cycles Fertomid-Unsuccessful (June-Nov 2017, Jan-Feb 2018)
IUI #1 - March 2018 - unsuccessful
IUI #2 - July/August 2018 - unsuccessful
Praying for baby F to join us soon xxx

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3 years 6 months ago #273029 by Moomie Admin
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Personally (and this has no scientific backing, hahahaha!), if I were you I wouldn't even worry about the "number" of the days. Really tune into your body and notice the changes it has. CM is a very strong indicator of ovulation.

As you said yourself, testing every month from day 15 can get quite expensive. And I love the Clearblue Ovu tests cause they are so accurate, whereas the normal ones never really gave me the correct reading.

The best people to ask will be the ladies on the fertility forum here on Moomie. They know so much more than I do.

I just know CM + feeling very much "in the mood" normally equals ovulation. ?

Good luck on this journey. Try and enjoy it too. It's a special time.


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3 years 6 months ago #273043 by Chanti
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@nicola - You can get a cheapie digital thermometer from clicks for about R20 and it does the same thing, you don't need fancy thermometers. Just make sure you check your temps at the same time everyday. I would also try and BD every 2 to 3 days in order to cover your bases.

Me: 24
DH:25

April 2015: Trying for #1
November 2015: Diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis. Laparascopy to remove chocolate cyst and most of endo. Tubes
blocked and referred for IVF... Visanne prescribed.
Oct 2016 - IVF#1 - BFN
March 2017 - FET - BFN
April 2017 - Surprise BFP!
June 17 -Late M/C 13w4
Aug 17 - Chemical pregnancy M/C 5 weeks
Nov 17- BFP on my birthday! 13DPO BETA 201

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3 years 6 months ago #273045 by NicolaF
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Thank you @Jana :) Yeah that is what we decided to do last few months maybe its just me being impatient now but i'm learning so much as we go along so definitely going to listen to my body more now and keep a closer eye on the cm :)

Thank you @Chanti, I am so stoked I just realised we actually have a digital thermometer which we bought years ago overseas when my hubby had swine flu!! and it has 3 digits so should be fine to measure with hey? It still works perfectly so will start doing temps from tomorrow for the next few months and see. But yes we are trying at least every two days at this point but with hubbys back its a problem now but we will see :)

xxx

TTC #1 since March 2016
Me: 36yrs
DH: 38yrs
Endo Warrior
LAP #1 Nov 2010 (London),
LAP #2 Oct 2016 (CPT) - no endo found apparently - AWFUL gynae. Seeking second opinion
LAP #3 Aug 2017 (CPT) - 2nd opinion LAP with endo specialist - severe endo found left side & behind uterus. Removed by excision surgery
7x cycles Fertomid-Unsuccessful (June-Nov 2017, Jan-Feb 2018)
IUI #1 - March 2018 - unsuccessful
IUI #2 - July/August 2018 - unsuccessful
Praying for baby F to join us soon xxx

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