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#1 of 3 Old 04-20-2011, 01:19 AM - Thread Starter
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The past month and a half, I have been under a lot of stress from college and from having TONS of stuff I am doing at church for the Easter/Lenten season.  I have had to stay awake past 1am just to get homework done to get it in on time.


Well, this month, I noticed that my ovulation time since last month has been a bit off.  My period also seems a day longer than usual (7 days instead of 6), despite using cloth pads.  It seems like I had to wait forever for my period to start this month.


Could the extreme stress be the cause of all of this?  I have also noticed that I am retaining more water and feeling bloated than usual. 



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Absolutely!  Illness, stress, travel, injury, etc. all frequently delay ovulation.  You may have seen one patch of creamy or EW cervical fluid at the expected ovulation time and then another patch a few days or even a week later.  This is a good indication that ovulation was delayed and you can expect AF to be delayed accordingly.

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yes, very much so.

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