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 ...