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Late Ovulation Down Syndrome
Ab 9 weeks pregnant. My cycles were 45 days long and I got pregnant from ovulating on day 30. Does late ovulation increase risk for Down syndrome?
Downs syndome: Fertilization of an aged egg may predispose to Down's Syndrome ...Read more
Down syndrome is the classic presentation clinically of the congenital malformation syndrome also known as Trisomy 21. Classic features may include simian creases, epicanthal folds, upslanting palpebral fissures, flat nasal bridge, hypertelorism, low set ears, endocardial cushion defects of the heart, atlanto-axial joint instability, blood ...Read more
Delayed ovulation: If you didn't ovulate on time or didn't ovulate at all, it doesn't mean you can't get pregnant. Still, it makes it harder to plan when to conceive. You can track and confirm ovulation with an ovulation predictor kit or talk to your doctor about medications that can help you to ovulate more consistently. ...Read more
Lmp 4/27;EDD 2/17. By LMP the dd would be 2/1/15.after 4 u/s the edd is between 2/8-2/17. Is this b/c of late ovulation since its still not 2/1?
Could be few reasons: It's definitely not an exact science when we're predicting EDD.It could be an ovulation that did not happen until after the standard day 14 often used for estimation.With ultrasound it's more to do with the size of the fetus-it may be measuring smaller than one would expect for an EDD of 2/1 according to how you measured at 23 weeks.They are only a week off which is not unusual. ...Read more
It should ...: The 2nd half of the cycle (luteal phase) starts with ovulation and ends with a period, or goes on into pregnancy. Most luteal phases should be 13-14 days. The most accurate ways of telling the length are to use an ovulation predictor kit, or ultrasound monitoring if seeing a fertility md (rei). If you have a short luteal phase or long cycles (35-40 days or more) get checked by rei to find out why. ...Read more