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Is it possible to ovulate immediately after your period

post #1 of 13
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I'm beginning to chart again and started thinking of my first pregnancy...

 

First date of my period was May 16-18, Date of conception was may 22 and she was born naturally on feb 24, which indicates I ovulated 4-6 days after the first day of my period. Is it ok to assume right after my next period we should actively TTC ?

post #2 of 13

How do you know May 22 was the date of conception?

 

Just asking because, let's say you have that date because your diary said you DTD on that day, and you weren't DTD very often then, so that Deed was clearly what ended up in conception. However, you still don't know when you ovulated. You could have ovulated as late as May 27 - and thus actually conceived on that date, even though you hadn't done the deed since May 22.

 

How long is your cycle, generally?

 

How long is your period? So, "right after your period" would be... CD6?

 

From what I've looked into, I think it's highly, highly unusual (or maybe even "completely unheard of") to ovulate before CD10. However, your fertile time might indeed begin immediately after your period, leading up to ovulation on CD10 or later.

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by laohaire View Post

How do you know May 22 was the date of conception?

 

May 22 was the last day we had intercorse before our positive pregnancy test, which I believe I took the day my period was supposed to come.

 

How long is your cycle, generally?

 

Before Audrey is was 28-29 days, but I haven't charted since, we weren't planning on trying for a second babe.

 

How long is your period? So, "right after your period" would be... CD6?

 

I stop bleeding CD4.

 

From what I've looked into, I think it's highly, highly unusual (or maybe even "completely unheard of") to ovulate before CD10. However, your fertile time might indeed begin immediately after your period, leading up to ovulation on CD10 or later.

 

That makes sense.



 

post #4 of 13

My DD was conceived from DTD on day 5 of my cycle, which was the last day of my period.  I thought for sure I wouldn't get pregnant from that, LOL.  :)

post #5 of 13

Yes, you can ovulate right after your period.

post #6 of 13
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I think i remember being on my period the day of conception, thanks for the replies :)

 

i'll start charting day CD4 :)

post #7 of 13

Could it also be possible that you didn't ovulate the previous cycle and it wasn't a true period?

 

The same thing happened to me.  I assumed I was safe because it was the last day of my period, we only DTD once that month and surprise!  DS was born in May!  I was naive and had never heard of charting before and now I know better.  (I'm glad it happened the way it did though, DH kept saying he wasn't ready, he sure got ready pretty quick!)

post #8 of 13

Your day of conception is not the same as the day that you had sex.

You might have sex on CD 7  ...but then don't ovulated for 4 more days.  The ovulation date is what you want to pay attention to. 

 

You said you ovulated 4-6 days after your period, but there's a good chance that that's not the case.  

It's more likely that you were fertile, had sex, sperm hung out for a while waiting for the egg, and then you ovulated, maybe even 5 days later.  That day is when the baby is "conceived."  That's is the important day in figuring out due dates.  

 

Also, the date that your baby was born, is not really a good indicator of which day you ovulated on 9-ish months prior.  ...because babies can naturally come a little late or a little early.  

 

Have you read the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility?  I think it would be really helpful for you. 

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by GuavaGirl View Post


Have you read the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility?  I think it would be really helpful for you. 


I read online about luteal phase, and the minimum amount of days to have a successful pregnancy, that information was very informative.

 

I started OPK today, CD7 and got a +, so I def ovulate CD8- CD10.

 

post #10 of 13
We ONLY BD'd on CD 7 of this cycle... and I'm pregnant. I started spotting on CD 9, tested positive on CD 20. The darkness of the tests are all consistent with a CD 9 O. I didn't think it was possible.... but it must have been unless this was miraculous conception, lol.
post #11 of 13
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We ONLY BD'd on CD 7 of this cycle... and I'm pregnant. I started spotting on CD 9, tested positive on CD 20. The darkness of the tests are all consistent with a CD 9 O. I didn't think it was possible.... but it must have been unless this was miraculous conception, lol.


 

 Congrats! We've been BDing basically everyday, so I won't be able to pinpoint an exact ovu date if we're pregnant. I've only started charting this cycle and it's slightly exhausting, so I prob won't after this month.

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post #12 of 13

Lisa: I just watched the instructional movies on the Fertility Friend Website. I think they said that sperm only survives 2-3 days. So you date of conception could have been 22, 23, 24, or 25. Also, since you had a girl it would indicate that the sperm hung around for a little bit before you conceived. Generally, the sperm that causes girls are stranger and live longer, while the boys sperm die sooner. My nursing classes are finally coming in handy :) hehe thumb.gif

post #13 of 13

I didn't read all of the responses so forgive me if this is repeat information, but your conception day is the day you O, not the day you DTD.  Sperm can live in fertile cervical fluid for up to 5 days (there have been stories of up to a week).  My ds was conceived from five day old sperm.  So, if you DTD on May 22nd then you could have O'd as late as May 27th.  This would put your O day on CD11, which is quite possible.  Oing much earlier is not at all common, but can happen.  From this information I might assume you are an early Oer, but when you O can change pretty drastically depending on what is happening in your life and with your health (while your LP will only vary by 1-2 days from cycle to cycle).  Since you said you are starting to chart again, you should get a good idea of when you typically O and what your CF pattern looks like prior to O.  I personally would start DTD as soon as you see fertile CF- creamy or EW- and continue until three days past your O day (in other words continue until you have three high temps).

 

I think you mentioned OPK's... these tests are often very unreliable for women.  They can show up positive for days on end, positive well past confirmed O, or never show up positive at all.  Plus there is the difficulty with interpretation if you're using the strips.  The test line must be darker than the control to be considered positive.  With the smiley face (+/-) kind it can be easy to miss your actual peak day.  And remember, the test is indicating that it is likely that you will O within 24-36 hours from the positive test- not actually that day (usually), but it does not guarantee that you did in fact O.  Only temping will do that for you.  You can gear up to O and not succeed, Oing a few days or even weeks later.

 

I highly recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler and asking lots of questions here!  These women are always happy to help!  thumb.gif  Good luck!

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