Clarification on Ovulating.....Im confused!!!

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Casstia
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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:01 am 
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Hi Girlies.

Thanks for all your words of kindness yesterday! I sat thinking last night and after reading a couple of contradictory things on the internet thought I would come on here to ask some advice re calculation of ovulation, so, here goes......

.........I had a period from 18th February to 23rd February, I then had a period from 19th March to around 23rd March. I therefore calculated my ovulation to be between 5th and 10th April......

Ok so as I understood it the period of ovulation was the best time to try to conceive. However, I have now read that the best time is five days before ovulation which would mean that I should have been trying between 1at and 5th April........God I am sooooo confused now and would really appreciate some very basic and easy to understand advice!! Thanks much. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Dory
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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:34 am 
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Hi Casstia,Do you now what day you ovulate? im usual quite good at this if you don't now i would have said start trying day 10 then every other day till day 16..so going by your dates i would think you should have started trying on 28th,30th,1st and 3rd..Hope this helps x
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:25 pm 
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Your not the only one i get really confused as to when i ovulate, even using the ovulation test sticks i can't quite work out if you are at your most fertile just b4 or after or when the second line appears.
I have a 27 to 28 day cycle so for what i understand its 14 days b4 your next period.
i came on the 28th March which i quess if im correct i would be ovulating between 12th and 16th, but i could be wrong.
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Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:32 pm 
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I have always understood it to mean that the 4 days before ovulation, 1 day of ovulation and 1 day post ovulation have been the best for getting pregnant. However as things can influence when you ovulate (stress etc) I have always found the best method was to try every 2 days (if you can manage it!) for the 2 ish weeks after period up until just after ovulation and you cannot really go wrong. I hope this helps.
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