Q: Is early ovulation a problem?
A: It's possible to get pregnant if you regularly ovulate early in the menstrual cycle, it happens all the time. But when you ovulate that early, your chances of getting pregnant are reduced because:
1. With too-early ovulation you may be releasing eggs that have not matured properly. Improperly matured eggs are not as good for fertilization and implantation compared with eggs that have matured properly.
2. The reproductive system (hormone levels) is not in sync when eggs mature early, thus further decreasing the chance of pregnancy.
3. The lining of the uterus, the endometrium, may not be ready for implantation when not enough time has passed since the last menstrual period. The egg may have become fertilized but the blastocyst (the fertilized egg) arrives in the uterus and cannot implant properly because the lining is not appropriate.