Friday, December 14, 2007

Late Ovulation - Does it make it more difficult to conceive?

For the record, late ovulation is anything after cd21 so by the textbook definition I'm still not considered to be a late ovulator due to my egg appearing lately around day 20.

Having said that, here's the data on ovulating late:

Ovulation normally happens from CD 10 to CD 21. Ovulation that happens after CD 21 is considered 'late ovulation' and indicates a possible problem. That does not mean you cannot get pregnant with late ovulation. Women do get pregnant even when they ovulate late. But your chances of getting pregnant are decreased significantly. Because:
  • The lining of the uterus is getting too old for potential implantation.
  • The egg is generally of lesser quality.
  • You ovulate less often over time, further decreasing your chances of conceiving.

Fortunately Vitex is meant to help correct things (usually takes a few months though). So while this cycle doesn't seem to be getting any shorter for me, hopefully things will change over the coming months.

Unless I fall pregnant this cycle of course ...

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there! You don't know me, I stumbled onto your blog searching about egg-whites... But I noticed this post. For what it's worth, I've known several women with healthy pregnancies from "late" ovulation. I am also a kinda-late O girl... Average CD18, but sometimes it's day 20. The two months I did acupuncture twice before ovulation both resulted in my earliest O ever. So, if you are concerned about it, give that a try!

Tracey said...

Thanks! I actually have been considering acupuncture so I might just go ahead and do it! Great to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

Hello. I'm posting this for all the Googlers like me who might be researching late ovulation and pregnancy. I ovulated on CD27 with my healthy daughter. After reaching CD24 with no positive OPT we almost didn't try because I read that late ovulation reduces chances of conception. Then after I learned I was pregnant I read that the "old eggs" will likely miscarry. I cried for days but after reaching one milestone after another the pregnancy was uneventful. I just felt the need to post something postive as the negative stuff I read really worried me. I'm so thankful for the child my late ovulation produced!!

Anonymous said...

I am also a late ovulator, now that I am "older", last 2 cycles was between CD 26 and 32, and even though we timed everything really well I did not get pregnant. I was not going to do clomid again this month, but I think that I will go ahead and do the 100mg to try to get my ovulation date moved up a bit in the hopes that we finally get pg and that it is a good viable pregnancy. Who knew this was gonna be so hard.

Good luck and baby dust!!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I ovulated on day 32 of my cycle and conceived. I then miscarried at 6.5 weeks. My cycles are consistently long (ovulation on day 32-35, generally), so I was glad to hear about the successful pregnancy from CD27. Also good to know about Vitex. I've also been using acupuncture, but it does not seem to be shortening my cycles yet.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am also a late ovulator, ovulating usually around cycle day 21-27. However, this time round, I skipped one cycle and ovulated on cycle day 52 and surprisingly got pregnant! I was too worried abt ovulating late but things have been pretty good so far... I am now 10 weeks along with everything normal in my reports and ultrasound. Got to hear my baby's heartbeat for the second time tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

minor correction in my previous post... got to hear my baby's heartbeat for the second time "yesterday" and it was beautiful! :)

Tracey said...

OMG!! Congrats Congrats - that is fantastic news!

Oh I'm so happy for you.

That is the best news I've had today.

Tracey xx

P.S. Send some baby dust my way too!

Lisa said...

I have a healthy 10 month old girl and ovulated on day 18 with her.
I have fallen pregnant twice since giving birth, and both resuled in early miscarriages around 6 weeks.
I ovulated late, about day 24 for the most recent and after day 21 for the first.
I had blood tests and everythibg was normal. Hemoglobin, clotting, etc. My intuition tells me it is a result of late ovulation.
I am also age 35, which probably is a factor also.

WHen I conceived my daughter I was taking Viex for a few months, Vitamin B50 complex, and prenatals.
I am back on the routine now and am on day 9 of my cycle and already the EWCM is gearing up.
I think Vitex is a wonderful herb.

Leslie said...

Hi Im 28 years old and a late O-er myself. I have a regular monthly cycle approximately every 31 days. Its odd bc my body changes, I will 28 day cycle for 6 months, then change to 31 for 6 months. Strange. Anyhow, I decided to check and did an Ovulation kit today, Im on day 29 and its says I am ovulating, Im supposed to menstruate in 2 days. whats the deal???

Suzanne said...

I too ovulate late in my 25/26 day cycle -- usually on the 20th thru 22nd day -- but I actually concieved my beautiful daughter, now 15 months on day 25 -- so here's to breaking all the rules the docs say - my daughter walked at 10 months and is doing great - and I had her when I was 38 years old. So just keep charting and trust yourself - and eat well - no processed foods, caffine, or sugar at all. I got pregnant the first cycle my husband and I tried!

Tracey said...

Hi Suzanne,

That's great! Congratulations on your beautiful little girl.

I know it will happen .. eventually .. maybe this month? LOL I think I'd fall over if it did.

Take care
Tracey

Anonymous said...

My cycles have been 35 days and this cycle I think I ovulated on day 35! At least the temperature went up then and has stayed up since... Today is day 51 and I had a positive pregnancy test this morning! Here's hoping it sticks around...

Admin said...

Oh congrats congrats! That's brilliant news.

Leslie said...

Ok, So this is just frustrating. I am a 30-31 day cycle, and very regular. I had my husband do a semen analysis-- completely normal, infact it was GREAT. My Progesterone is normal, I dont understand what the hold up is!?!?!?! I guess the next step is the HSG...what else could it be?

laralou719 said...

Leslie, I would love to talk to you and see if anything worked. I am also very regular- I have 29-31 day cycles like clockwork. I *think* I ovulate around day 20, but I am not sure. I have been doing BBT for 3 mos, but my charts are hard to read. This month I am doing ovulation strips. It's day 18 and nothing yet. I have been taking vitex for a month also. Let me know if you have any breakthroughs! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I got pregnant with late ovulation. I have VERY late ovulation, like day 40 or 45 of my cycle. I just found out I was pregnant!!! I had been going to an acupuncturist and taking Chinese herbs he prescribed for 3 months. Even with late ovulation, it worked and now we are expecting!!!

Anonymous said...

It's is all so comforting to read all your comments. I have a 2 1/2 yr old healthy boy and we have been trying for 1 1/2 yr to get preg. again. I was on 50mg of chlomid for 4 months, then took a break and now I just tried 100mg chlomid ... My ovulation was on day 23!! Now I'm on day 29 so we'll see I guess... Next step if it is neg. is a dye test to recheck my tubes and then to fertility specialist : my OBGYN doesn't understand why I'm not preg. yet ????
...awaiting baby...

Lagartisa said...

Today is my cycle day 28 and I ovulated, (I use the clearblue monitor) I'm very irregular... we will try and lets see...
my period comes whenever it wants...
but for the last 4 months I have been ovulating on day 18-22...yes, whenever it feels like. I haven't gotten pregnant yet so who knows whats going on... :) well good luck to all of you girls.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2 year 2 month year old who was conceived on day 20 of a 28 day cycle, when I was 29. It took a while to conceive as I hadn't realised until I started charting my BBT that I ovulated so late. As soon as I realised I fell pregnant in the next cycle. I have been trying again for 5 months now and still ovulate on day 19-21. Hoping the increase in age won't make too much of a difference!

Anonymous said...

Hi you all
It is nice to read everyone's comment. Good to know that it doesn't always have to be bad news for late O.
I missed my period and I don't think I ovulated at all, but I am not sure at this point. Today I am 41 days along in my cycle, no period. Did a blood work and will know the results today. I did two tests that came out negative. The nurse said that I might be super early pregnant. I am very confused. Obviously, it's possible to ovulate the 27th or 28th day and get pregnant (from all your stories).
BUT, I am just happy that things don't have to be bad all the time

Anonymous said...

Oh this is great news, I'm so glad I stumble across your forum... I have no idea when I ovulated - I had a period on the 28/06/2009 (after 99 days) and on the 24/08/2009 I found out that I was 4-5 weeks pregnant!!!! My first child was concieved after 3 rounds of clomid (50mg, 100mg and then 150mg) and this baby appeared without any effort. I am now 8 weeks pregnant and I have seen a strong heart beat with the only concern being that the amniotic fluid is low. There isnt anything that can be done about that but I am hopeful for a strong healthy baby...

Anonymous said...

As a update from my post on Sept.01... Sadly we are not pregnant but I had now 6 treatments at chiropractor/2nd month of 100mg chlomid and I am also taking Vitamin supplement called Vitex. Hopeful this month yet again. Time will tell; feeling more positive this time around and feel more the effects of Hormones in system so let's hope it's a sign then! Best of luck to all you girls and Congrats to those that have succeeded!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I have had 5 consecutive miscarriages. We have had tons of testing done and nothing has been found. I have always been a "late" ovulator pg.#1 O'd on CD25, pg#2 O'd on CD28, pg. #3 O'd on CD28, pg. #4 O'd on CD 21 or 24 (genetically normal baby) and pg. #5 O'd on CD30. Even though I have had a genetically normal baby, we still m/c'd after seeing a hb at 6 weeks on u/s. I am convinced that there is something to the late O'ing and m/c's. I've just started Vitex and I'm hoping that will be our solution.

Anonymous said...

I just thought I'd add my experience to the comments for those of you googling late ovulation...
My cycles are always quite long 37 days plus and I ovulate between cd21 and cd28.
I have a beautiful daughter who is 16 monts old, conceived on cd23. Admittedly it took a while to get pregnant and I am now ttc number 2 which is also taking a while. But it is possible!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all,I am also a late ovulator and from last 4 years we are trying for a baby.i was worried b'coz of late ovulation.today i'm in day 16 and not ovulated yet.ur comments are giving me good hope.........thanks for all............

Anonymous said...

Hi! Im so glad that I found this website.Im 27 and have been ttc for 6 months. My cycles generally are between 29 and 30 days but last month it was 27 totally threw me off. Well have been doing the digital ovulation tests and this morning still neg. on cd20.Reading all of your posts makes me hopeful. baby dust to all of you and heres to a "smile" in the next few days.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy I found this website I can relate to other late O'ers.After seing two Endos and being told I don't ovulate... now on my third Doctor, I just found out I ovulate late CD 24-28 this month.I do suffer from irregular menstrual cycles from 28-37.My hubby and I being trying for 3 years, first time I got preg I had an Etopic Preg and I had my right tube removed. Devasting enough I might I have a luteual phase defect??? But I still don't know what's wrong with me. I know how frustrating this is I justdon't know where to go for help anymore.

Anonymous said...

I am so tired of looking for answers, after having hsg, hysterscopy, and Endometrial Biobsy I don't know what's wrong with my body! I am 26 years old I have been ttc for such a long time. Had Etopic preg and my L tube was remove. Anyway, last menstrual cycle was 30 days I am now on my CD 38 I OVULATED CD 24, HAD 3 NEGATIVE PREG TEST and not to mention I had Endo Biobsy today. I am eager to know my result, wich I know they prob won't be such good news. I left out that my hubby has PROSTAITIS LOW MOTILITY AND some immature sperm. I want a baby and it so frustrating. Why is this so hard for us?
******** Carol

Admin said...

I know what you mean, ttc is so frustrating and heartbreaking.

I wish you all the best of luck in the future.

Baby dust to you

Tracey

Anonymous said...

Hi. I am also a late ovulator... although this cycle things are getting very confussing. I have been getting EWCM for the last 9 days. I am now in CD24. I even got something that could be pinkish ovulation bleeding and ovulation pain on CD18. However, I still have EWCM on CD24 and my BT has not increased yet... I am not sure whether I am just not going to ovulate this cycle, or my ovulation is getting very delayed... has anyone ovulated late and many days after getting ovulation bleeding?
By the way, great to hear that some of you got pg with late ovulation!!! It gives us hope!
Good luck to everybody!

Ashu said...

Hi,

I was googling for chances of late ovulation as my periods has got irregular varying from 30 days to 45 days since last September. I am TTC with my husband from past 4 months and this month although I though I might have ovulated on Feb 8th as I got this mid cycle headache, I am confused now as I observed EWCM on CD 28. It's been CD 36 today and no signs of PMS yet. I am going to wait until 7th March just in case if I ovulated on CD28.

But thanks for sharing your late ovulation success stories, gives immense hopes.

Ashu

Anonymous said...

So glad i found this site as i think i ovulated late dont no exactly when as my cycles r irregular cd28 2 cd35 no sign of my periods yet u give me hope that i mite b pg but also worried of miscarrying if i am

Anonymous said...

I believe I O'd on day 28 of a 31 day cycle. When would my pregnancy test say positive. I am 10 days late and keep getting BFN!!!

Alexandra said...

Hello everyone!! I am so excited to have stumbled on this blog :) I knew that with a little research,I would be able to figure out what is going on in my body! We are proud parents of 3 wonderful kids....we have never used birth control yet have been able to have them all almost 3 years apart! Our last child was a bit of a surprise....believe it or not, I was keeping track of my cylces pretty regularly and when we conceived our son it was the day before I was due to get my period....sounds kind of strange,but as busy parents we rarely got "time" for eachother.That night remember telling my husband "oh don't worry, I am due to get my period tomorrow" so we didn't use protection. Well much to my surprise my period was late! I was always on time, very regular periods, so this was unusual. I took some pregnancy tests, probably 10 (lol) and they were all negative, after I was a week late we made an appointment with our doctor and he did another test, negative :( he even did an ultrasound and he saw NOTHING!! but I just knew, he told me to wait a week and take another test and if that comes back negative then we can take some meds to get my period started....well sure enough a week later a took a test and it was POSITIVE!!! I just knew it, made an appointment right away and there was our little guy! Now, my hormone levels were low so they were worried I would miscarry and put me on some medications to bring those levels up. He is now 2 and doing awesome!! We have been trying now to get pregnant and i have been religious about tracking my ovulation, and have not been successful, but I am now almost a week and a half late and thinking this is happening all over again!!! Keeping our fingers crossed!!! Thanks everyone for sharing your stories!!! I am so grateful that I wasn't just imagining all of this...it is possible to ovulate late!

Lauren said...

Hello, after reading all your comments, I'm very optimistic. I generally ovulate around cd20, but this month I think I ovulated twice - is that even possible? Around cd16 I started getting ovulation cramps and spotting for three days. Although I didn't get a *pos* OPK it was very high. Then, I got the same cramps again on cd26, so I took an OPK and it was positive. It was positive cd27, 28 and 29. I usually have 35 day cycles, so I'm curious as to whether my AF will shop up on time. Of course, I hope it doesn't show at all.
Thanks for all your comments, they've been very helpful.

msddish said...

Hi, glad to find this blog. I am mom to a 5 year old, and i didn't track back then, but did have cycles of 35-37 days. Six mos ago we decided to try for a 2nd. I somehow stopped having periods from 9/09 until my OB induced one in 11/09 by progesterone pills. From 12/09-1/09, I was on Clomid at 50mg, then moved to 100mg, then to 150mg- and finally ovulated- but late CD 24. I missed my period and felt preg symptoms- then tested positive. After 2 weeks, lost the symptoms. I then had a period at CD55. Doc said it was a chemical pregnancy. For this last cycle, I still O'd on CD24, but used Fertilaid herbal pills rather than clomid. The pills did make a difference- I had more CM and ovulation symptoms during the fertile days. I also felt energetic. I hope I get a BFP!

Anonymous said...

We're trying to conceive our second child, so I found this website after searching for late ovulation. I ovulated on day 24 or 25 with my daughter who is now 16 months old and had a very smooth pregnancy. So anything is possible! Now we're trying for baby number 2 and I'm on 50mg of clomid. It is day 24 and still no ovulation but we keep hoping and praying!

Christy said...

So nice to read all your posts.. My husband and I have been trying to get pg a year this month and have had no sucess. I've been charting since dec and decided in may to start using opk. The first month I had no positive results before cd18 and gave up for the month thinking maybe I don't ovulte! The next month I went longer and got a positive result on cd 20 and again on cd24 thought I read the results wrong because sometimes it's so hard to tell if the darn line is the same color or not! Anyway this month I for sure got a positive opk on cd28.. My last two cycles have been 38 days, but I average 28-29 days. It's just nice to hear that others are going through the sane stuff because most f my friends don't even have to think about it and they are pg! It's rough somtimes.. Here's to hoping for a positive preg this month! Good luck to all!!

Momee B said...

I have been searching for answers for weeks after I was not producing a period or a posetive test! I was so glad to fing this post and this site about late ovulation and all the posetive feedback! All the other sites are flooded with questions and negativity! Never an answer! So I am pleased to share my news here, that 7 weeks after my last period and losing my mind over the idea that I just skipped a cycle. It was confirmed that I am 5 weeks pregnant (determined by HCG level)Meaning that I must not ovulate until day almost day28! It took me almost a year to get pregnant with my first son and I never could find when I ovulate. now the mystery is starting to unfold. Also, last cycle I had a posetive preg test and two days later got my period, that was frustrating but now I can tell you late conception is possible and I would love to keep the community posted as it progresses.

Sarah Sydney said...

Hello Ladies,

So nice reading other peoples stories, thank you for sharing. Can I ask for feedback on my situation;
I am 29 years old
LMP 4 Aug, normally 28 day cycle
No period as at 7 Sept - week late
Lower back pain
Swollen breasts
Lower abdominal pain, mild
No spotting or bleeding
Mucus discharge on Sun 5 Sept
Negative HPT yesterday
Less than 2 HCG blood test yesterday
Unprotected sex day 11 of cycle then again a few times around day 21 - 24
Now this is where it gets complicated;
I get reoccurring ovarian cysts and on 31 Aug (day 27 of my cycle) I had a transvaginal & transabdominal ultrasound to check our my latest cyst. It's on my right ovary and 19 mm. More interesting the report notes ovulation occurred this cycle and the dr says I should have gotten a period by now.
Thoughts ladies ??
Dr sending me back for more blood tomorrow in the mean time I am in a state of limbo.

Anonymous said...

I am generally not into posting my questions; but stumbling across this site has given me some much needed hope! We have been TTC for the past 6 months and no luck so far. I have been using OPKs for the past 5 months and have found that I generally ovulate on CD18; now this month I had some spotting on CD14 - thinking this was ovulation spotting I got very excited after reading that this was a sign of high fertility, then I tested for a week straight around that time and NOTHING! However a week later (CD21) I started to notice EWCM, so I quickly (like during work) ran to the drugstore for an OPK...and sure enough got a positive result...so that day and the following day we did our thing...and how I'm just waiting. I'm now CD26 of a normal 30-31 day cycle and I noticed some very light spotting last night - i thought that it might be implantation spotting, but I think it's too early for that. Also, since I ovulated a week later than normal...does that mean that i should expect AF a week later too? I don't want to get myself all excited only to realize that I SHOULD be a week late! This is all so frustrating this month! i have been tracking my cycles down to the time of day for over a year to prepare to TTC...and now this! It's so good to hear that others who have ovulated late have actually gotten PG.

Anonymous said...

For those having problems with miscarriages... Check into how long your luteal phase(the phase from ovulation until AF comes) is on a regular basis (meaning even when you're not pregnant). THey need to be AT LEAST 10 days long if not then you may need progesterone right after you ovulate until you have your period. OTherwise you can have problems with implantation resulting in early miscarriages.

Anonymous said...

Ovulated at day 32 and conceived, now have a wonderful 2 & 1/2 year daughter... anything is possible!!

Anonymous said...

I was on clomid and ovulated on day 35 and got pregnant with a healthy beautiful baby boy. It can happen!!!

Anonymous said...

i am 29- taking mutivitamins-vitamin E 400 IU and fish oil.....my period are irrgular between 28-45 days. and also ovulate late. This month i ovulated on day 33. Should i start taking vitex and is it safe with all the other supplements i am taking. Pls advise

Anonymous said...

I have always had irregular periods. Was on BCP for 5 years to help regulate it. I have been off BCP for 5 years. Have been TTC for 1-1/2 years. I have been charting the whole time. I took FertilAid Vitamins & Yogi Womens Moon Cycle Tea for about 8 months. I got fed up with irregular periods. My Gyno/OB started me on Provera to produce a period then I took 50mg of Clomid on CD5-9 for 2 cycles. No Ovulation. I took 100mg of Clomid CD5-9 for 4 cycles and ovulated between CD19-21. No Prego. My DH got checked and he is great! Took 2 months off from the Clomid. Went to a Infertility specialist in Feb 2011. Put me back on Clomid. 200mg CD4/5, 150mg CD6/7, 100mg CD8. I had a HSG done on CD8. Tubes are not blocked. :) I got monitored with ultrasounds & bloodwork on CD15. No Ovulation. But 3 potential Follicles. Also had a Post Coital test done and everything was fine. Had another ultrasound/bloodwork done on CD20 & CD22. No Ovulation. I have 1 follicle at 26mm. The dr said to call with BFP or Period. I am suppose to take a test on CD36. On CD28 temp went up. So I think I ovd on CD26-27. Still waiting to see if my temps stay up! I am hoping and praying that I ovd and get prego this month! :) Baby Dust to all who are TTC!!

Jenn said...

Thanks for all of the positive comments on late O's! I am about to turn 38 and me & my husband of 15 yrs decided to ttc 6months ago. I have always had irregular cycles (35-42 days) since I have been paying attention. Last month I started tracking basal temp and it appeared that I wasn't ovulating for my first month of tracking. My midwife recommended 50mg of Clomid which both my husband & I felt was prescribed too quickly. We decided to get day 3 & 14 blood tests with my next cycle and then start accupuncture. So far my next cycle has not happened and I am at day 43...temperature appears to have jumped around day 30 and continues to be elevated!! Trying not to get too anxious but hoping this could be it...we've decided to test this weekend if I don't menstruate before then. Until then, I'll hold my breath everytime I use the restroom;)! Stay tuned!!!

Britianny said...

I am almost 26 years old, and I have had issues concieving since I was 20 in a relationship and never could. Up until I was 23 I worked at a doc office they did an ultrasound and found out I had PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome) which in turn causes your eggs to not drop. My doc put me on BC and I was on it for approximitly 9 months and stopped it b/c I ran out of my perscription. I was set on the fact that I couldnt conceive so as a single woman I have a "friend" and we mess around around once a week, well to my surprise I totally forgot I was even supposed to start. so when I realized it I was almost 2 weeks late. I took 2 home preg test and both neg, well I just went to the doctor on Monday (4/11/11) and surprise I ovulated on day 29-30 and I was pregnant. My preg hormone is only 30 MIU right now so Its a VERY early pregnacy, I hope this child is ok I have prayed and wished and waited for this day. Im 5'2 and weigh 107 pds I want a baby so bad before I turn 30 in a few years. Thanks for all the positive outlooks on this topic makes me really have hope that this is FINALLY my time!!!!!

Becky Baker said...

Hey Tracey!
This is great! I was googeling "late ovulation" and your blog came up, would have never found you otherwise!
I love all the posts above!
THank you and I hope we all have success soon!!!!
PLEASE let us have success!

Anonymous said...

found this blog via google and after reading through the posts just want to give some of you hope-When TTC#1 i had late o (CD 21-32) with a 10-14 day LP and it took 7 months (no meds) and had a healthy baby girl. She is now 9 months and a happy healthy baby. This was our first cycle TTC #2, o'ed on CD28 and am now pregnant with my 2nd child- do not give up hope!! *baby dust to those ttc*

Anonymous said...

Hi, wanted to give some hope. My cycles are irregular due to PCOS - vary from 40-70 days but usually around 60 days. I conceived first child on cd44 (2nd cycle ttc) - she's now a happy and healthy 3 year old. I also have a second child who we conceived while I was still breastfeeding my first - hadn't had a period yet so don't know what cd I ovulated. We're now on our 2nd month ttc a third baby. I'm having weekly acupuncture sessions and taking chinese herbs and last cycle I Ov'd on cd30 - so it seems to be working to shorten my cycles. I'm currently on cd20 of this cycle and waiting to Ov. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be soon!!

Anonymous said...

Hey people, just thought I'd add my bit. Im 27 and we have been ttc for 7months now, bought the cheap ov test so I could do one a day and I've ovulated day 18 of a 32 day cycle. I usually ovulate around the same time each month. Glad I stumbled across your blog, makes me feel like were not alone, baby dust to everybody ;-) and fingers crossed this month its a pos preg test ;-) x

Anonymous said...

Just thought I would leave a comment on late ovulation - what a curse it is!!

I have very irregular cycles... between 37 + 57 days at times. We have been TTC for a total of 22 months and after 18 long months we concieved it was cd29 sadly we had a m/c at 7 weeks. Only after lately reading up on late ovulation I have realsied that maybe our m/c was due to late ovulation. I didnt know about Vitex but I am going to give it a try.. plus I think by charting and using OPKs my body is more aware and works with me. The cycles I didnt chart my cycles were soo long last one being 57 days long :-(

Good luck ladies I hope all us late ovulaters can have healthy happy pregnancies and beautiful babies at the end. xx

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have psoc and I am on clomid 50 mg.to help me ovulate in order to conceive. It is cd 32 and I have just receive a positive ovulation lh test. Has anyone got pregn. this late in their cycle.

Betty said...

Hi there. Reading through all the comments and this gives me some hope again. I usual get my periods anywhere between CD 26 - CD 32. My LMP was on the 28th of July. I am approx 2 weeks late. I have take 4 preg test and all negative. I am getting worried. I have had symptoms like mild cramps- period like pains, headaches, slightly dizzy, strong sense of smell on one day, mild back aches.My CM is creamy like. I have not been keeping a track of my bbt. But from the last 3 days my temperature has been rising. Could anyone help me please... I have a doc appointment in 3 days.

Anonymous said...

HI everyone Im new here and Im really hoping someone can help me....I have been TTC for 14 months and no luck..I start to use vitex 30 days ago(one cycle)my cycle r regular 30 days last cycle was very good to. I start my OPK on 10th and til today im not ovulating...is this even possible???and I feel like im going to threw up my stomach feels bad...I was ovulating every month Im king of scared is vitex has something to do with that???is something like that happen to one of u???please help THANK YOU ALL

Melissa said...

I am so glad that I found this site....I have been TTC for over a year. I had my last period on 9/19/11...BT on 10/10/11 said I had not ovulated as of that date that was CD 22. I had a negative HPT on CD 32....and a negative blood test on CD 36...could I be a late ovulater and all tests have been just too early to detect hCG? Still no period and it is CD 42 today and many pregnancy signs and symptoms!

Anonymous said...

So glad to find this blog. I'm beginning to feel frustrated. I've been off the pill since May 2011, and my partner and I have been TTC for the past 2 months (really trying). I've been tracking my Ovulation and cylce, and my cycle averages at 32days, usually ovulating on day 18, this month it was day 21. I'm hoping this month is "the month"! I can't believe how hard it is to actually get pregnant! Fingers crossed ** :)

Danamarie34 said...

Two years ago my husband and I decided to get pregnant and I was 32. I just assumed I as average when it came to ovulating. So I took the ovulation test when then said and stopped when they said, but I never ovulated. We still had unprotected sex but nothing happened. I regularly go see a Natropath and on my April appointment he told me that it is quite common that women do not ovulate on the 14th day. In fact he said some women ovulate earlier in their cycle and some are late. He told me to start using the test strips on day one of my cycle and do them everyday until I ovulate. So I did, I ovulated on day 25 of my cycle ( my cycle is 31-33 days). We had sex and we conceived our little boy. He was born Feb 7, 2011. We are now trying for number 2 and I am doing the same thing. I believe that it will all work out, I do find that having sex is harder to get to when u have a baby/toddler around though. So I send well wishes and lots of prayers out to everyone who is trying for a little one.
Dana

Anonymous said...

I am ttc currently. Been using clearblue sticks and now the monitor. Been trying 6 months. Age 34. Very worried something is wrong. Usually ovulate around CD15 but today is CD17 and still nothing. Hormone levels have been high since CD13.
Last month, I really thought we had done it. I had a few early symptoms of being pg. tested negative. Then had a very late bleed which was very heavy and a bit painful (usually I bleed hardly at all for just 2-3 days and don't feel any pain at all).
Is something wrong with me? Should I see a doctor?
Stress is supposed to be a factor, which everyone will tell me. But no one tells me how to STOP stressing!
Any ideas?!? Help?!?

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say that I conceived my daughter on a 60 day cycle. I had a very healthy pregnancy and now how a health 17 month old. It can be done!
Baby dust!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say that it can happen with late cycles. I conceived my 15 month old son on cycle day 23. 4 months after he was born I conceived again on cycle day 17, Unfortunatly it was an ectopic pregnancy. I was fortunate enough to keep my tubes. In February of this year I had a laparoscopy and both tubes were blocked and they were cleared out. I have now been trying for 3 months, this is the 3rd. I am currently on cd 19 and hoping to ovulate today. Hopefully I will be pregnant soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am new to this site and relieved to know that so many women have the same problem as I do. My periods have always been irregular 35-45 days cycle. My husband and I have been trying for 6months and no luck. I think I am a late ovulator as I do get ovulation cramps and know that I am ovulating. Last month we had a false alarm as I was 2 weeks late with my periods . This month I had ovulation pains on day24 and we had sex that night, now I am a week late, tender and fuller breasts but no other signs. I am desperately hoping that I am pregnant but so worried to take the test if negative. Have been reading a lot about ovulation pains and people say that occurs after the egg has been produced and it is best to for the sperm to be inside a womans body before the egg moves. As we had sex after the ovulation pain, would this reduce the chances of getting pregnant?

Holly said...

Hi, discovered this site when I searched for getting pregnant with late ovulation.

I've been ovulating late... around day 21 of a 30/34 cycle.

This month, I felt a sharp pang on cd 28, on 8/16. I thought perhaps it could be implantation? But now that I've tested for pregnancy 6 days later and a got a BFN. Still no signs of impending period. I'm thinking that maybe I ovulated that day instead. Anyhow. I'm going to wait another week and test. Must keep hope!

Anonymous said...

Hi..i am on clomid this month..my doc did u/s scan till yesterday on alternate days and said i still had not ovulated..today is my CD19 and i am supposed to go for scan again on day 21...i am quite relaxed reading that pregnancy is possible with late ov..so i wish my doc says "yes u have ovulated".

Anonymous said...

I didn't know I was a late ovulator until now. Only had sex once this month on day 24 and my cycle is 29-30 days and it is now day 35 with a positive hpt!! Yikes! Just came across this site. All the best everyone

Maria said...

I got pregnant sometime around CD80 (!) - hadn't had a period for 3.5 months and thought it's simply one of those really long cycles I occasionally get because of PCOS, but then I started getting really tired and nauseous and, long story short, I'm now 6 weeks pregnant. Since it's almost 4 months since my last period and I'm 6 weeks (measured by ultrasound) then ovulation must've happened sometime around day 80, which is still sort of blowing my mind...

Fingers crossed it'll keep.

Anonymous said...

Am on my cd 17 today but no ovulation yet am still going to check again tomorrow being cd18. Happy to find out I didn't have a problem because I have been ttc for the past 5 months. Baby dust to all of us ttc

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I just ran across site. Everyone is probably long gone or all had babies. I am jut finding out I am a late ovulator after egg donation twice, birth control from 2005-2014 April and trying since then to conceive (TTC), here I am trinyg to see if I'm in the semi normal stage. I Ovulate today adn tomorrow. Not trying to be TMI, but it's the kit. My cycle used to be 28 like clockwork on pill, but have changed to an average now of 32 according to charts, dr, etc. Everyone on forums I've seen note miscarriage inevitably for me if I do conceive (not very optimisitc folks) because of short LP (luteal phase of 9 days), but my two ob-gyns one's a specialist says geenrally like 10-16 days between ovulation and period, but it can hapen as each person is different. They havent' started me on anythign but checked progesterone levels yesterday (waiting on results) and suggested that and clomid if I haven't conceived on this cycle. I was told I had a chemical pregnancy a couple months ago and told it was normal as my body said there was something wrong with the sperm or egg and only showed up on HCG levels as miniscule levels that the description of my cycle confirmed this. I was devastated and my other half has been diligently working on TTC. Anyone out there have a cycle 31-33 days and got +on OPK for CD23 or CD24 and have a healthy pregnancy? I saw one post on here that was very similar to my situation. Just never heard a followup.

Anonymous said...

Randomly found this blog and read your msg. This gives me hope!! Thanks and congrats!! Xxx