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Late ovulation and pregnancy


Posted by muna

Dear

 I am 24 yrs old. Upto about 2 months back my periods were very regular.32 33 days.. But for the last 2 months its 36-42 days. Y is this so ..i havent stressed so much .. I normaly see the egg- white cervical mucus during day 17 to day 20 .  But now Its become longer. Last month egg-white cervical mucus was seen on day 25 onwards for 5 days.and periods would appear 14 days after.  From this I understand I am ovulating late.  I heard there are lots of problems with late ovulation like the egg would be too old, even If I get pregnant it wouldnt sustain and so on . How far is all these true.?  I would like to be pregnant only after 6 months. I have never taken any oral birthcontrol measures till now. we only use condoms as pregnancy prevention and have had no problems with it till now. My question is would I be able to get pregnant and deliver healthy baby with late ovulation? what are the disdvantages of late ovulation? Should I consult a doctor now? What should ne done from my part?

 
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As of now the only issue is about the length it creats in your cycle (it being a later ovulation of course) and by extention less opportunities to get pregnant in any given year. 

It sounds as though you track things pretty well with your cervical mucus and paying attention to the days.  Also a 14 day luteal phase is good and (medically) exactly what it should be. 

Ovulating late does not make the egg "old".  For whatever reason it takes your body longer to release a mature egg- usually it won't until that point and usually won't release a non-mature egg (unless medically forced to do so). 

I totally understand your questions (believe me- when we started trying to conveive I was 22 with a long ovualation- mine was 32-36 days with a 15 day luteal phase).  I would say that you go in to your physican now and let him (or her) know your concerns.  Sometimes this kind of appointment is called a "pre-conception appt".  This way your doc knows what is going on and you know that if it comes down to testing you already have all the basics out of the way. 

If you have any questions you can contact me here or on my blog (link is on my profile or you can find my posts in the blog section here in the P&F community).

 

Hope this helps

 My Periods were delayed by 2 months and my ovulation occured after about 58 days, And now i am pregnant...now i wud like to knw that this very late ovulation would in any way affect my pregnancy ???...i am a little anxious...as my doctors appointment is scheduled after 2 weeks...any sugesstions?
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