Post # 1
I’m in my 5th month trying to conceive, and generally, my luteal phase averages about 9 days. I’ve been holding out hope that my previous birth control use would gradually wear away and things would improve. I started taking B6 a few weeks ago, so we’ll see if I see a change this time around.
I know the whole song and dance of, “It’s harder to get pregnant/keep a pregnancy with a short luteal phase, and sooner or later you should get professional help for it.”
I’m holding out hope that since my apparent defect isn’t that bad, it’ll improve with time with B6.
But I’m curious – for those of you who have a short luetal phase, and did not seek treatment beyond taking supplements, how long did it take you to conceive? Did you miscarry?
Just curious, is all.
Post # 3
@CookieCreamCakes: My LP averaged around 9 days, too. I started a Bcomplex with 100mg B6 and evening primrose oil, but my LP never got above 10 days, yet I got my BFP on cycle 5! 17w5d and going strong with a baby boy! Good luck!
Post # 4
I got my BFP cycle 4, whichever as reLly our first cycle with good timing. that was also the first cycle I started taking a B100 vitamin
the bad news is I did miscarry. My doctor said it had nothing to do with my LP though.
Post # 5
My poll is a little misleading in that it really doesn’t address the severity of the defect, I guess.
I’m really hoping this is my cycle. If nothing else, peeing on sticks gets old fast.
Post # 6
@CookieCreamCakes: I am just trying to “bump” this post since I am super curious- I have a short luteal phase too and am on cycle #4 TTC!
Post # 7
I’ll give it a bump again…I average 8-9 day LP’s and this is our 7th cycle trying.
Post # 8
You guys want to PM me? Maybe we can have a “My luteal phase sucks” party together.
I’m glad this thread might have practical use for others.
I remember when I first started trying and how I was all, “I am SO going to be one of those people who’s pregnant within the first month or two!”
…Hello cycle 5 😀
I have a feeling we’re in for the long haul.
Post # 9
@CookieCreamCakes: I think everyone starts this process hoping to be a lucky first timer! But truly, it IS NORMAL for it to take longer. I am taking B6 and a multivitamin as well! Are you on the October POAS board?
Post # 10
@CookieCreamCakes: Same here. I thought I was going to be super fertile because i have ‘womenly’ figure (hourglass). PSHH yeah right. Cycle 5 coming right up. My LP is 10 days =T
Post # 11
I started with a 7-day LP. With 100mg of B6 and a B-Complex vitamin my LP went to 10-days and then pregnant. It took 7 cycles for me.
Post # 12
Yeah, I wanted to comment here, because usually I average a 9 day luteal phase. I typically ovulate between CD 18 and 20 (my first cycle trying, I O’ed CD 16…very unusual).I started taking 100 mg B6 a day halfway through Cycle 4. Obviously, too late to do anything then.
…I’m on CD 11 today. I decided to take an LH test and noticed that I have two lines. It’s not positive yet – the test line is faint. But in the past, I’ve had that one day, then a full-blown positive the next. I’m hoping to get a positive LH test in the next few days (I usually have positives for 2 – 3 days…of course, I test so frequently I usually catch the surge right at the beginning).
All in all, it would still mean that I’ll probably ovulate a few days sooner than I usually do. Anything to reach that 10-day mark is good enough for me. I’ve heard this is unusual, though – usually you ovulate at the same time and your period is delayed. I’ve heard it’s considerably less common to ovulate sooner and get your period at your usual time.
And for what it’s worth, I know it’s pretty normal to take up to a year – it’s just that the majority of women in my age group *do* get pregnant within the first 6 months. Comparisons are normal. It was an uncomfortable day when I realized that my sister-in-law must be super fertile, because despite all of the fertility-related hurdles she and her husband BOTH had, she got pregnant within 5 months.
…Unless that baby belongs to somebody else… ^_~