Post # 1
Based on temperature charting, I think I may have ovulated several days later than I usually do. Will my cycle be longer than normal so that my luteal phase will be the regular length? Or should I expect my period at the regular time? I am trying to decide when to consider my period as “late” so that I can take a pregnancy test.
Post # 3
@mysterybee123: your luteal phase stays the same with the possible of maybe a 1, at the most 2, day difference so for example if you normally have a 10 day LP it will not ever be a 14 day LP-unless I suppose you take progesterone or some other drug to make it longer. The follicular phase of the cycle is what can vary. So if you ovulated late your LP should be as it always has been. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
@SeaTurtle88: It does help. Thanks! I charted faithfully for seeral months and almost always ovulated on CD15. After having two miscarriages in a row my cycle got longer by a few days. I stopped temping for a few cycles but I always assumed I was still ovulating on day 15 based on previous cycles and EWCM. I started temping again this cycle and worried I wasn’t ovulating when my temp didn’t rise after CD15. I kept temping, and now it has risen. I think I ovulated on CD 17 or 18. Perhaps my 28 day cycles are a thing of the past.
Post # 5
I woud just like to say, the above advice is good (and the norm) but, I know for me, I’ve been traveling like crazy and noticed that every other month (heavy travel months) I ovulated late, but my period was always on time… Making a 13-15 day LP a 9/10 day LP. So it can differ and still be “normal”. Also, I believe you can have different LP lengths depending on which ovary you O’d out of. Just my two cents.