I had an LH surge this cycle, a couple of days after finishing the juice fast, and I didn’t ovulate (at least, I haven’t yet and it’s been two days since the peak).
I had two LH surges last month, and didn’t ovulate then either.
I’ve done a bit of reading on calories and ovulation, and it seems more like body weight is the key, rather than your actual intake. Low body weight can stop ovulation, which is definitely not the case. I’m about 2kg above my ideal. Low calories on the other hand, don’t seem to interfere with ovulation, as long as your body is healthy.
Which leaves me wondering…
My cycles have always, ALWAYS been 28 days. I always, always ovulate. In the 6 years I’ve been charting (on and off), I’ve never missed a month.
But, I’m 40 now. And I mentioned this a long, long time ago on here, but my Mum was 44 when she went through menopause. Very early. There is a genetic component to it, so it’s entirely possible that I’m perimenopausal – or just heading into it now.
My periods have been a little shorter – maybe by a day or two – over the last year. I’d put it down to stress, bad diet, you know, the whole TTC thing.
But maybe I’m actually reaching the end of the road.
So, the plan is still to get pregnant next cycle, and I’m still eating a ton of veg and fruit. My skin is finally calming down and all in all I’m feeling pretty good.
But we’ll have to see what happens. Whether my body will cooperate. If it’s not going to ovulate (which is a problem I’d never even thought about in the past), then there’s not a lot I can do.
We talked a lot about having a third when I was 36, and I’d not long turned 37 when we started trying. And now I’m 40. Where have those years gone? It’s just terrifying. I’m not ready to be a barren old woman. My father was clearly wrong when he told me that having children at 16 was a bad idea.