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25th November 2013 09:08 PM #1
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Early ovulation on 9th day of cycle. Is it a problem?
I have been examining the development of follicle for last three month and I determined that ovulation happens on the 9th day of the cycle, is it normal? I was told that ovulation should be on the 14th day or in the middle of the cycle I am very worried about my early ovulation. My period lasts 7 days and does it mean that I have only 2 days from my period to ovulation to have intercourse and conceive?
Please tell if anyone has experienced an early ovulation and what problems may I have because of it?
Last edited by pregtobe; 25th November 2013 at 09:10 PM.
2nd December 2013 09:49 AM #2
As a Fertility Consultant, I have worked with a number of women who presented with short follicular phases. The follicular phase is the first half of your cycle (usually days 1-14, in a 28 day cycle) and the luteal phase is the last half of your cycle, occuring after ovulation (usually days 14-28, in a 28 day cycle).
You are ovulating on day 9, which means you have a short follicular phase. I'd like to start by explaining what happens during the follicular phase so that you can see why a short follicular phase can keep you from conceiving.
Day 1 of your cycle is the first day you bleed, and this is the day that the endometrium (lining of the uterus) starts to shed. A couple of days before you get your period, your body will start to produce a hormone called Follicle Stimulating Hormone more commonly known as FSH. FSH starts to stimulate the development of dozens, and sometimes hundreds of follicles in one ovary. FSH should be at it's highest and is the most important during the first week of your menstrual cycle.
By day 7 of the cycle, one (or two) of the follicles have become dominant and they will continue to grow and develop while all the other follicles die off. Falling FSH levels is believed by many endocrinologists to be the thing that causes the non-dominant follicles to die off. Think of it as God choosing only the strongest and best follicle to develop into the strongest and healthiest child, should conception occur.
Around day 7, the dominant follicle will tell the body to start producing more estrogen, and in a typical 28 day cycle, Estrogen is the dominant hormone from days 7 to 14 (or ovulation). It's also the hormone responsible for changing your cervical mucus so that it can protect the sperm and allow it to travel to the egg and it's responsible for creating a new layer of endometrium in the uterus (you must have a good endometrial lining for a fertilized egg to embed in otherwise a very early miscarriage happens - so early you may not know you were pregnant).
Ideally, you'll want about 7 more days for the dominant follicle to continue growing and developing into an "adult" egg that can be fertilized. If the egg is not developed enough before ovulation, it most likely will not be able to be fertilized - and if, per chance, it is fertilized, there's a good chance you won't have enough, good, fertile type mucus to move sperm from the vagina up through the uterus to the fallopian tubes, so that it can reach the egg. On top of that, the endometrial lining would not be developed enough to support the life of a fertilized egg.
I hope that helps you to understand better why ovulating on day 9, instead of closer to day 14, can keep a woman from conceiving.
I would also be curious to know how long your luteal phase is - how many days do you have from the time of ovulation until your period starts (not counting the day you start bleeding again). This will help me determine whether your luteal phase is long enough too.
Thankfully there are many, wonderful, natural, things you can do to help balance your hormones and lengthen your luteal phase.
In order for me to help you further, please let me know if you have any acne on your face or back and if you have any hair on your chin or upper lip.
Warm Regards and Big Hugs,
4th April 2014 06:54 PM #3
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Like preg2be, I also ovulate on day 9. You asked preg2be about hair & acne, I don't have acne usually, but did so in pregnancy and have always had pimply bumps on the backs of my arms. I also have hair on both my upper lip and chin. We are now trying for baby number 2.
Do you have some advice you can share?
25th August 2014 02:56 PM #4
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Can you ovulate on the 14th day of a 32 day cycle?
Hi, if you don't mind I have a question for you as well,
I have been TTC for 7 months now. The first month I had a cyst but doctor prescribed progesterone and it went away completely. The next 6 months I still didn't get pregnant and this month I finally did an HSG just to make sure I'm in the clear. HSG was normal and all my blood work is all normal and I am ovulating but not getting pregnant. I have a 32 day cycle but when I take ovulation kits I ovulate on my 14th day, is this possible and can I get pregnant? Or do I need to take clomid or something else? Also, these past fee months I started to grow more facial hair specifically chin hair which I never had before. Please let me know what you think. Thank you for your help!
20th November 2014 07:04 AM #5
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Dear Kate, please help...I read your post to PregtoBe regarding ovulating on 9th day
I am in the same situation as Pregtobe, I ovulate on the 9th day now...I am 42, I have one son who is 6, I have had 2 recent miscarriages..one at 6 weeks in Dec 2013 and one at 17 weeks because of a undeveloped Placenta in April 2014, I had a D+E for that because baby stopped breathing. 6 months later, nothing happening. I got pregant right away with my son on day 13 at the time of ovulation. But I do have most recently hair on my upper lip and chin and some back acne...Please let me know the co-relation, I am so in the dark and wanting to have a second child before its too late.
12th December 2014 11:31 AM #6
If you are ovulating around day 9, and experiencing some hair on your upper lip and acne, it sounds like you need to balance your hormones. The first thing I would suggest is to remove all sugar and refined white flour from your diet. That includes pasta, biscuits, cookies, pancakes, muffins, etc. That alone can make a significant difference.
If you'd like to give your body an even bigger boost, remove milk products, including cheese, and all gluten including wheat. Gluten, milk, sugar and refined food products are the biggest contributors to inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation in the body is the underlying cause of many fertility challenges, including hormonal imbalance, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and habitual miscarriage.
Taking a high quality food grade supplement can also help you get pregnant faster. Organic Barley Grass Powder is wonderful to take both before and during pregnancy. Barley Greens contain all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements, enzymes, fibre and special nutrients like chlorophyll which are essential in a fertility diet.
Another thing you can do is to take Systemic Proteolytic Enzymes which helps to reduce inflammation in the reproductive organs and reduces the risk of miscarriage. I recently read of a study done on 144 women who had a history of miscarriage. These women were treated with Systemic Proteolytic Enzymes and 114 of those women were able to conceive and sustain their pregnancies. (Forum Immunologie 2000)
When taking this type of enzyme (which is different than digestive enzymes) you will want to take them on an empty stomach so that they break down the inflammation in your body rather than your food. Garden of Life produces high quality products. You want something with a high bioavailability, so your body can utilize what you take. They have a product called Wobenzym N which helps to reduce inflammation in the body.
Wobenzym N has been shown to be non-toxic in that people have taken large doses, and what the body did not need, it excreted in the stool. Taking it according to the label is a good place to start, but you should talk to your health care provider about taking it in larger, therapeutic doses.
Please feel free to post back with any comments or questions.