I have been keeping my daily basal body temp and it seemed that i really didn't have a pattern of when I was ovulating. I assumed that I probably did not ovulate or at least did not ovulate regularly. I went to the reproductive specialist yesterday and had a vaginal ultrasound. The nurse said everything looked normal and that it looked like I already ovulated this month from my right ovary because I had some type of cyst which is common after ovulation. Well, my husband and I have sex on a regular day to day or every other day schedule each month. However, we usually don't have sex around day 6 because I am just ending my period. However, when I went back and looked at my BBT chart, I think I've been ovulating on or around day 6 because each month my temp went up on Day 7. Is it possible to get pregnant if I am ovulating on Day 6 and my husband and I have intercourse? I didn't know if my uterine wall would be thick enough for a fertilized egg to plant itself right after my period? Thanks for any input.
It is possible to ovulate that early. Very few women experience this. Having sex on day 5 (the day before ovulation) is the optimal time and yes, you can get pregnant during your period if you ovulate around that time or a few days later. The fertilized egg only needs an receptive environment in the uterus around 10 days later (day 20).
Your LP phase (ovulation to menstruation) should be constant for you. It differs for different women but it is constant for one woman. Menstruation around day 21 will mean ovulation around day 6. Something changed the fundamentals of your cycle and it is probably time to see a doctor if you are trying to conceive.
Sperm does have a harder time getting up the cervix while menstrual flow and debris are coming down it so it will definitely affect the ease with wich you can get pregnant.
Ovulation on day 6 will also mean that you can get pregnant from day 3.
I've been seeing doctors and unfortunately they have yet to give me a reason why we can't get pregnant. I am on my second doctor and they have been doing some preliminary tests (and I go for another set of tests tomorrow) but I haven't found out anything from this doctor's office yet either. My husband has been check and everything is fine on his end. Its very frustrating because we've been trying for almost 2 years. I am a pretty healthy, fit woman and I didn't think it would be this hard to conceive.
triciavp, An 18 day cycle is abnormally short (abnormal, not necessarily bad). Menstrual cycles between 21 and 35 days are considered normal.
If you are trying to conceive, have you seen your doctor to make sure everything is ok? As long as you are happy that you know you are ovulating, there is no reason to think that you have infertility problems. Your doctor might however try to extend your cycle by a few days.
Statistically you will find it more difficult to conceive from period sex. The sperm will have to swim up the stream of menstrual debris.
There is also a new study that indicates that more women with shorter cycles than 28 days have more at risk pregnancies than women with longer cycles. So that is another reason to work with your doctor.
Susan 862003, thanks for your response, no i am not trying to get pregnant and i know i am ovulating, i am just concerned with such a short cyle, 18-19 days...not much relief...should i be concerned???
I am on cycle day 5 now andhave been completely done bleeding for 2 days now. I had a major drop in my BBT today and I have good CM is it possible I am ovulating this early? I have PCOS so my cycles are so irregular thats why I decided to start charting my BBT. Any advice is appreciated.