“Is late ovulation a problem when getting pregnant?”
I am a 26 year old female. I was wondering is late ovulation a problem when getting pregnant?
Jean J. Hallak OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) MontrealP, Pq
Usually, the ovulation occur between 12-16 days from the first day of mensuration. And there is no morbidity which day the ovulation occurs.
Nicholas A. Leyland OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Hamilton, Ontario
If you mean after the typical ovulation day of day 14 in a 28 day cycle, no. Generally you should try to have intercourse as close to ovulation as possible and if you ovulate later than this should occur after day 14. Generally you are most likely to ovulate 14 days after ovulation. So, if your cycle is usually 32 days you will be most likely to ovulate around day 18 in this scenario.
Dr. Israel K. Brown-Brantuoh OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Clovis, CA
Late Ovulation if not monitored may be a challenge in attempt to get pregnant since it may not coincide with coital activity to allow fertilization of your egg. Otherwise it should not pose much of a problem if you could monitor your ovulation period with proper testing Kit.
Dr. Trevor Wing OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Halethorpe, MD
It depends on the length of your menstrual cycle. The journey of a fertilized embryo (up to 18 hours after ovulation) is 7-9 days. Ovulation usually happens between day 13 and 15 of an average 28-day cycle. Therefore the luteal phase from ovulation to menses needs to be at least 11 days to allow time for embryo implantation which will halt menses. If the embryo arrives in your uterus at the time your endometrium is already starting menses there will be no implantation. To summarize, you need at least 11 days after ovulation before menses to allow a pregnancy to happen. Late ovulation on a longer than 28-day cycle may well still give you 11 days. However, if your cycle is 28 days, a late ovulation probably will not occur.
Dr. George E. Stefenelli OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) LaGrange, Georgia
No, you just have to plan your sexual relations around your expected ovulation date.
Dr. Janice H. Alexander OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Richland Center, WI
Yes. If the egg is older sometimes results in miscarriage.
Dr. Robert G. Anding OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Houston, TX
I don't know what you mean by late ovulation. if your periods are regular this shouldn't be a problem. If they are irregular it may be difficult.