So, I'm curious if anyone can help me with a couple of questions. After having had two children and researching up a storm, I'm stumped!
1) During your cylce, as you near ovulation, your cervix will be high and soft. If you conceive, it will remain high. If not, it will progressively lower up until menstration. However, can someone clarify, does it really remain high or return to a high position once implantation occurs?
2) I've been having a wacky cycle and I'm starting to wonder what is going on. I took a pregnancy test this morning, but it was negative (however, it's likely too early to test); just took the test to help resolve what is happening. Here is the deal. I've been using a clear blue easy fertility monitor for years; I have recorded the cycle history all the way back to January 2011. Using this monitor (not temping), I typically ovulate (get a peak reading on the monitor) somewhere between day 16-19 with an average luteal phase of 12-13 days. My cycle length has averaged 30 days. Also, one other thing to note, I typically get a low monitor reading and then straight to peak; rarely do I get a high inbetween and when I do, it's typically no more than 2 high days before I get a peak.
With this most recent cycle, which I started on Tuesday August 14 (10pm), I got a high (not peak) reading on August 31 (day 17) and have had consecutive high readings up to and including this morning...8 days! I had what I thought was ovulation pain on September 1 (day 18 ) and was surprised I didn't get a peak reading the next morning. So, I'm now on day 24 and still haven't got a peak reading? I've checked my cervix position and it has fluctuated a bit between high and medium. If I consider the pain I felt on September 1 to be ovulation pain, that would put me at only 6 DPO at most; so, a bit early to test! Anyone have any ideas?