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Ovulation Two Days After Period

by Michelle Oosthuizen
(Pinetown South Africa)

I am 44 years old. I have been using the Fertile Focus Monitor to test exactly when I am ovulating. I have noticed now on two occasions that I ovulate 2 days after my period. My cycle varies between 24 and 28 days. Does this affect my chances of getting pregnant?


The timing of ovulation is complex and can take some studying of your body and your cycles to figure out. Fertile Focus, is an easy-to-use, saliva-based ovulation test that allows you to predict ovulation with 98% accuracy .

It identifies your “estrogen surge”, the typical spike in estrogen that occurs before you ovulate. When you use Fertile Focus and you are about to ovulate, your saliva begins to form a distinct crystal, fern-like pattern due to an increase in hormone levels. This “ferning” pattern begins to appear around 3 to 5 days prior to ovulation, allowing you to predict peak fertility.

This method is great for women with both regular or irregular menstrual cycles. The way to read Fertile Focus is by considering that because the estrogen surge typically precedes the luteinizing hormone surge (which causes the most mature and dominant follicle to release the egg), Fertile Focus provides you with greater advance notice of when you’ll ovulate giving you a greater opportunity each cycle to conceive.

So when you say that you detect ovulation with Fertile Focus you are detecting your fertile window, the only way to confirm ovulation is by using the basal body temperature charting or Ovacue Fertility Monitor

I am not sure if you are considering this aspect in your calculation.

Ovulation may occur anywhere between 11 - 21 days before the last menstrual period (LMP).
If you are trying to get pregnant, please download my FREE Guide To Fertility Charting And Natural Conception.

This is a very easy to use resource for getting the tips you need to get pregnant quicker and easier. You can add fertility charting to using Fertile Focus for more accuracy in detecting ovulation.

Not All Women Ovulate On The 14th Day After Menses!

The day of ovulation differs from woman to woman and can even be different from month to month.
During the time of ovulation, an egg is available to be fertilized for only about 12-24 hours. But since sperm can live in the body for 3-5 days and then the egg is available for one day, your most fertile time is considered to be about 5 days provided that you have enough fertile mucus to keep the sperm alive and well within your reproductive tract.

If your cycle is regular, ovulating during your period is highly unlikely,
but if your cycle is short, it is very possible to ovulate very close to your period.

For example, if you have a 24 day cycle and you bleed for 7 days, then, you could ovulate 2 days right after your period. This is because ovulation can occur 12-16 days before your next period begins.

I hope this helps you. For more help, do not hesitate to ask!

Fertility Blessings!

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