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Q&A ~ Charting Tips

2 Weeks Between Periods - Am I Ovulating?

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Question: I didn't get my period for 3 months, and now I've gotten 3 in a row, with only two weeks in between them. Does that mean I'm not ovulating?


Answer: You might be ovulating. The only way to tell would be to chart your cervical mucus and your basal body temperature (BBT) so you can recognize the days you're possibly ovulating. Ovulation would be suggested by a Peak Day in cervical mucus, and a BBT shift.


Then you'd confirm that you ovulated by seeing a period 9-16 days later. And, the period would seem like a period to you -- not unusually light, or different in color, or unfamiliar to you in some other way.


Maybe not every one of these last 3 frequent bleeds has been a "true period," meaning, one that came after ovulating. One or more of them could have been a withdrawal bleed, or a breakthrough bleed.


We can look at your charts together to get some more clarity. And, let me suggest that you check in with someone who can rule out any serious issues going on (like a gynecologist), and someone who can help you get your hormonal/reproductive health back in balance (like an acupuncturist/herbalist or a naturopath).

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