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Cycle 10 Stats:
- 37 Days
- Ovulation on Day 30 (estimated)
- Ovulation 2 days after full moon
- Luteal Phase 7 days long (estimated)
Cycle 10 Analysis
Although the temp on Day 30 is above all my previous temps, it is only .1 degree higher. Therefore cycle day 31 is considered the first day of my temp rise. Because the temp rise started 3 days after peak day, it is possible that I ovulated earlier and that my body was slow to produce progesterone or was slow to respond to it. The very short luteal phase (even if ovulation occurred earlier) also suggests that something screwy was going on hormonally.
If you look closely, you will also see a case for being conservative, knowing your body, and being familiar with the more specific rules of FAM. Day 22-25 could technically be considered above the coverline – the previous 6 days were all 97 degrees or lower. However, I personally knew that my post-ovulation temps would never be that low. Furthermore, it just didn’t look like ovulation to me since these temps were in the same range as the first 15 days of the cycle, and I hadn’t had a solid mucus build-up (in fact, my mucus build up was starting as I went into the temp count). Most importantly, though, is that on day 24, my temp was at the coverline. To be considered safe, the 3rd temp must be .3 degrees over the coverline.
During this cycle, we celebrated Christmas and the New Year, and I started the GAPS Intro Diet just before ovulation. So there was a lot going on that could stress my body out. But I still managed the ovulate, and I had hope that GAPS would help straighten things out.
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