What is Multiple Ovulation?

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    gemizno1

    How can you confirm that you have ovulated twice? Thanks

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    Courtney

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately, it's not possible to confirm on your own if you experienced multiple ovulation. This is why women who are avoiding pregnancy always need to assume they're fertile until the temperature shift is sustained for at least 3 days, and at least 4 days after the peak day. 

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    alisonkellyduncan

    I noticed that my periods last several days longer than most others. Is this a sign of multiple ovulation? Side note: I gave birth to twins last year :-)

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    Lauren

    Hi Alison, I'm afraid I'm not aware of longer periods being associated with multiple ovulation.  Some women simply tend to have longer periods than others, so it's possible your long periods aren't because of multiple ovulation at all but rather just your body's natural patterns.  Sorry I can't be more specific!

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    bethlockhart3

    Is it abnormal to have your peak day after your temp shift?

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    Lauren

    Hi Beth, thanks for writing us!  It's less common to have your peak day after your temp shift, but it's not necessarily abnormal or indicative of a problem.  Chances are you ovulated one day before your temperature shift, even if you had an extra day or two of eggwhite cervical fluid after the temperature shift.  If you're using FAM to avoid pregnancy, make sure you've waited long enough to satisfy the Temp +3 Rule AND the Peak +4 Rule even if your Peak Day was after your temp shift.

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    kimleam

    Curious: I'm using both cm and opk tracking - I've had two sets of observations/tests 6 days apart with both very fertile cm and positive opk... How hard and fast is the multiple ovulation in 24 hours rule? I'm breast feeding 5-9 times per day (3-4 times at night) which makes taking bbt harder, my periods returned about 6 months ago and we are now more seriously TTC #3.

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    Sam

    Hi Kimleam,  Thank you for writing.  If you ovulate more than once in a cycle, it is always within 24 hours.  That being said, OPKs measure estrogen levels and if you have high estrogen levels you may record a positive result even several days before you actually ovulate.  The best way to confirm ovulation is through bbt readings, but I understand that waking up to breast feed in the middle of the might makes that a lot harder. I think the best thing to do is to consider a positive OPK as a positive indicator to TTC and then to try again when you get the second positive OPK as this will be the safest way to try to time conception even though the data isn't being as consistent as you would like/need it to be.  Best of luck!

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    camosubarulover1987

    I was told I double ovulate and that's why I am in so much pain and I've been TTC for about a year now and nothing! I'm 3 days late and have all symptoms! But test are giving BFN! Suggestions!?

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    camosubarulover1987

    PS last month I had no period only dark brown discharge! How am I not pregnant yet?!

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