Are you reading this is the future and you’re wondering what the heck this is all about? Then for starters, let me be the first to tell you: “hello from the past!”. This post was written in the spring of 2020, peak time for Coronavirus-panic! But what I’m about to say applies for more situations that just the Coronavirus, so even if you don’t care about the the virus in the future… I’m sure there are many, many more opportunities to be stressed out.
Still not seeing your OPK turn positive this month? Well, maybe the fact that we’re in the middle of a pandemic has something to do with it!
Canceled IVF cycles, IUI’s that are being postponed, and even women who are trying to conceive the old fashioned way, everyone seems to be affected by the Coronavirus. Let me explain why.
- Stress can have a big impact on your hormones that can cause a delay in ovulation, or can even completely prevent ovulation (anovulation).
- Stress won’t impact everyone the same way and there’s a good chance you won’t notice any effects at all. But in case you’re worried why you’re not seeing that blazing positive on your OPK that you’re so used to seeing around this time every month, know that it’s probably just your body’s response to a stressful event.
- I can already predict that in a few weeks, we’ll see a lot of women whose period is late. Some are pregnant, but for others, their period is only “late” because ovulation was later than usual, which delays your period as well.