A Shot in the Dark – Anyone Think?

19 Nov

Does any one think that ovulating on Cycle day 22 seems alittle late? According to Fertility Friend this is how my cycle are looking:

Ovulation on Cycle Day 22  (Past three months, I was looking at day 20 to 22)

Luteal Phase is 15 – Pretty consistent

Average Cycle Length – 35 days (29 minimum and 38 days max)

I do a see clear signs of ovulation, so that is not my concern but I am think that maybe I am ovulating TOO late. So my hormones could be off or I could just be grasping at straws here and making shit up in my own head just because.

The reason I started looking at this was because Scott mentioned last week that he was okay with my cycles being on the longer side while my actual length of my period is on the shorter side. Before I was trying to have a child, my cycle was about 33 days give or take a day… and my period was hanging around for about 6 days. Now I am at 35 days and my period is about 4 to 5 days long. Something is clearly going on, and I don’t know if it is good or bad.

I personally don’t like the longer cycles, I think something is off. And of course, this happens right when we are seriously actively trying to get pregnant.

Of course, I start to google long cycles and I get TONS of posts from other women ranting and raving about long cycles and poor egg quality and I immediately shut that shit down. First, no more forums for you Missy. They lead to crazy talk in my head which then leads to crazy talk to Tyler which then leads to a fight and frustration.

So I get off them and actually go to websites that are like legit medical outlets. So Periods are considered normal if they are 28 to 32 days According to the American Pregnancy Association (webmd says 21 to 35 days), okay, seems like I can sorta of freak out considering I am at 35 days. And also According to the American Pregnancy Association ovulation occurs between Cycle Day 11 to 21 (webmd says cycle day 14 to 22), okay, I can confirm that I may freak the fuck out now because I am striking out on my length and when I ovulate according to the American Pregnancy Association… but according to Webmd I could be Kosher.

So what does this mean? Does that mean my egg quality is shitty or that maybe my lining is way to thick that nothing can penetrate it?

Do I call the doctors and raise concern? Only to hear come back in a year from their annoying ass nurse practitioner or do I demand to talk to my doctor? Or do I wait to see what happens this cycle and if I am past day 21 for my ovulation and past day 32 for my period… Do I call?

UGH. I keep trying to tell Ty something is just not right. Our timing is pretty spot on… so something is off. I know it. Mark my word!


9 Responses to “A Shot in the Dark – Anyone Think?”

  1. fromheretomotherhood November 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I had read that up to 35 days is normal and I would take the fact that you have a good luteal phase length as a good sign. I had been freaked out because my luteal phase was 8-10 days (CD20 ovulation with 28-30 cycles), but my RE said that’s not even a concern. My TCM Dr. was more concerned about it though. And when I went for a consultation before starting acupuncture the doctor said that if I think something is wrong than it is (although this makes me think about hypochondriacs and I can’t wholly support her statement). You’ve been trying to see a specialist about infertility concerns anyway right? I’d keep going that route, but not kick the anxiety into overdrive over this. Easier said than done I know.

  2. Kathryn November 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    I got pregnant on a 45 day cycle… ovulating on day 33…. shocked the HELL out of me. And I was worried (and still am, until I know the baby is ok) about poor egg quality, and what if there is something wrong with my kid because of it. So, it is possible to get pregnant later in your cycle. So, it doesn’t mean there’s no chance!! Over the past 2.5 years I’ve only had two 29 day cycles, the rest have been over 40 days.

    • maretilton November 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

      Good to know. I have been pretty consistent, 33 to 34 day cycles until the last two months… 38 days and then 35… I think I am throwing my body into unneeded stress OR my body is trying to sync with my best friend who just started working here… who knows but it is super frustrating.

      I do think your baby is going to be PERFECT.

      • Kathryn November 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

        Thank you for your optimism 🙂 And I feel optimistic that YOU WILL GET KNOCKED UP ASAP. This is a must. IT is going to happen. I’m going to start having to do cheerleader cheers for you.

  3. Kathryn November 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Unrelated, I hope you have seen this video. And if not, I know it will make you smile today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DxIlU4B4Hy8

    • maretilton November 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      I have not!!! And I loooovvveee it

  4. Carol November 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Hi there! I wouldn’t worry so much about the day you ovulate specially because of your lutheal phase… When I got pregnant I ovulated on cycle day 22 and my cycles were just like yours: about 35 days. I tried for 11 months until It happened. It’s the first time I visit your blog (I always read blogs but I never, ever, comment). I’ll stick around because I’m so sure you’ll get pregnant soon. Fingers crossed!

    • maretilton November 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

      Thank you! It’s nice to hear similar stories!

  5. alie November 21, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    I wouldn’t worry about it… when you read about long cycles it’s always things like 40+ days, or only 4 periods a year, etc. But if it’s stressing you out, maybe calling the doctor and having them tell you directly that it’s OK will help you feel better about it? I think the best thing is that your cycles are consistent rather than all over the place (like mine, which jump from 28 to 35 to 24 to 32… blah blah etc).

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