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    Default Does ovulation have to occur halfway through your cycle?

    My periods are very regular, every 27 days and last for 5 days. But I never did any ovulation tester to know for sure. Every calculator online says ovulation occurs halfway through. Is it possible to get pregnant a week before your period is to occur?

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    Before having my son I varied between a 26 and 29 day cycle and would I between day 12 and 15... I found af always arrived 14 days after ovulating.
    If your cycle is regular I would say you probably ovulate around day 13 but if you want to test for it start doing opks at about day 9.
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    Thanks but I really mean is it in any way possible based on my regularity for ovulation to occur a week before my period?

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    No, unless you have a very short Luteal Phase (LP). The LP is the thing that is constant across most women and their periods. If you have long cycles and Ovulate on day 46, AF should arrive 14 days later on day 60. If you ovulate on day 14, AF should arrive on day 28.

    My cycles range anywhere from 26-34 days, but no matter when I ovulated, AF always arrived 14 days later. So ovulation can vary, but the LP in most women is constant (usually 14 days).

    The best is to start tracking ovulation and see how many days between O and AF. It should be constant on all your cycles.
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    As others have said, you can ovulate closer to the start of your cycle, but it typically means a luteal phase defect. Typically, a lp of 10 or less days and/ or irregular from month to month is considered a defect.

    I would recommend basal body temping / charting and using ovulation prediction tests. This will help identify if you are ovulating and if so, what your luteal phase length is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twentythirtyforty View Post
    Thanks but I really mean is it in any way possible based on my regularity for ovulation to occur a week before my period?
    Given the info you provided I would say it is unlikely. However, it is always possible even with very regular cycles for there to be a later than normal ovulation which would result in a late arrival of your period or pregnancy if the opportunity occurred in that timeframe.
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    My last pregnancy, I got my period on May 9-13 and had implantation bleeding and a UTI feeling on May 15th. So it is possible. Sadly, that pregnancy ended in m/c.
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    Sorry to jump in with another question but how do you really know when your ovulating? I have a very irregular period so I keep a calendar of each period and then I measure my temperature each morning to see if there is an increase in my temp because I hear that is an indication but we have been trying to get pregnant for 6 month or so with not much luck.

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