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Old 10-21-2009, 09:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ladies, my periods have been anywhere from 33-38 days apart since i've been off the pill. (7 mos)
I have 'slight' pcos.
My question is, I've been tracked by an RE and it appears that I ovulate around day 19-22---since i do, do i have a lesser chance of getting pregnant?

I don't know what we're doing wrong, and I'm always wondering if its me.
I'm on vitamins, maca and have been trying to exercise regularly, but still not preg. I'm wondering if my cycle is to blame.

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Not at all, on my normal cycles before B I always O'd even on clomid, around CD 20, and the cycle I got pregnant this time, I O'd on day 33 I think.

I wouldn't worry about that part, but if you're concerned, clomid can make you O sooner.

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Tenk, you ovulated on day 33? How long are your cycles usually? How old are you?
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I have always had long cycles. When I got pregnant with ds I O'd on cd 45!

Edited to add - I was 25 back then - have always had 40-55 day cycles.

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Agreed... as long as your LP is sufficient length, longer cycles is not an issue. The egg still comes out and your odds are just as good to catch it!

Technically speaking, those with longer cycles have "decreased" fertility, only because a woman with a 28-day cycle would typically have 13 cycles in a year, whereas those of us with 33+ day cycles have only 11 cycles in a year, giving us 2 fewer chances to catch an egg. But your odds in any given cycle are the same as anyone with a typical 28 day cycle.

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My cycles are usually about 30 days since I've been charting and I got pregnant once on ovulation day 18 and once on day 19. I think short luteal phase is more of a problem than late o'ing. Good luck

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As the PPs have said, only if the LP is shorter is it an issue. And as long as you are aware (ie by charting) of when you O and timing BDing accordingly, there is absolutely no drop in chances based on late O alone.

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Actually both times I got pregnant this year were on a late ovulation. I noticed it recently and thought it was kind of weird. Good luck!

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I'm going to go ahead and say that it doesn't seem to make a difference in my family, my mom and both of my sisters and I all O late in our cycles between day 19 and 30, and none of us have ever had a problem concieving when we wanted to.

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Thanks all!!!
I so wish i had a SHORT cycle...so i had more chances to conceive, but now i don't feel so bad about o'ing late.

Thanks Again.

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Thanks all!!!
I so wish i had a SHORT cycle...so i had more chances to conceive, but now i don't feel so bad about o'ing late.

Thanks Again.

I'm right there with you, LeeLo--I think I usually O around days 19-22. So I also thank you all for the reassuring answers!

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