Deborah wrote at 2007-03-13 14:17:03
I am not a doctor, but my personal experience agrees with Krista's statement and not the doctor's. I have had 27 or 28 day cycles for the past 6 months. I have been utilizing basal body temperature, ovulation predictors, tracked cervical mucus and had my doctor check my cervix. According to all of these, during several months I have ovulated 10 or 11 days before my period. I think it is misleading to say you will "always" ovulate 14 days prior to your period. Most other fertility websites and doctors I have spoken with say that you "usually" ovulate 14 days before your period. Any woman who has had fertility issues knows that there are very few statements of "always" that can be made with regards to cycles.
FORENSIC wrote at 2007-04-19 00:55:04
LOL. You all need to stop arguing. Let the MD do his job.
springerspaniels wrote at 2009-06-07 04:30:46
haha. You didn't spell opportunity correct. It's not oprtunity. Learn how to spell if you are going to post a comment. They also have something called a "spell checker" for idots.
Kim wrote at 2013-01-20 23:21:19
I am shocked by the inaccuracy of these statements from an OBGYN for 25 years! Please look up the American Pregnancy Association if you have questions. They state:
"Don’t women ovulate on the 14th day after their period starts?
Unfortunately this is a myth that many still hold on to, including healthcare professionals. The day of ovulation differs from woman to woman and can even be different from month to month. The “14th day” thinking appears to come from either taking the average of when all women ovulate or from someone just dividing the 28 day cycle in half. However this myth got started, it is not an accurate way to calculate ovulation, because many women do NOT ovulate on the 14th day of their cycle "The Association estimates that this is anywhere between 11-21 days since the last menstrual period (LMP), or 12-16 days from when you expect the next menstrual period to start."
Also sperm live MUCH longer than 12-24 hours! "During the time of ovulation, an egg is available to be fertilized for only about 12-24 hours. But since sperm can live in the body for 3-5 DAYS and then the egg is available for one day, your most fertile time is considered to be about 5-7 days."
For most women pregnancy can occur for a window of up to a whole week. Chances of becoming pregnant of course will vary.http://www.americanpregnancy.org/