Post # 1
so while I am waiting to talk to my doctor, I wanted to see if any of you had experience with a short cycle. I have a 20 month old, and shortly after he was born had an IUD in. My cycles were fairly normal, although my periods a bit longer and heavier. Since I had the IUD out my cycles have been generally shorter – as in 22-24 days. I was on the pill for 10 years before having my son, and a few months after I stopped the pill (I think) my cycles became regular 28 days.
We were only really trying to get pregnant in the last cycle so I can’t say yet if this is a bad thing…..but I am just curious if others have had this issue and if it might impact my chances of getting pregnant.
Post # 4
@Sunchick19: Not ttc, but I checked into this a few years ago. I normally have shorter cycles and was worried about my own fertility. From what I read it can be a good thing, shorter cycles = more chances. There were exceptions though. (I think the exceptions lied in woman who had very light periods), but again, I’m not ttc.
Post # 5
@auggiefrog: thanks this is comforting to hear! Hopefully my doctor will call me back soon, its taking a few days….
Post # 6
I haven’t had this issue, but good luck on TTC number 2. 🙂 So exciting!
Post # 7
Typically it depends on which phase of your cycle is the shortest. If it’s the third (luteal) phase, this can cause difficulty in TTC/keeping a pregnancy. Luteal phase should be about 11 days and I think anything less than 9 or 7 is cause for more concern. I have a short luteal phase due to BCP use and I know that once Darling Husband and I start TTC I’ll have to take a few extra measures (progesterone creams usually) in order to increase our chances. To clarify, typically BCPs and other hormonal birth control typically only cause a shortened luteal phase for a few months. Unfortunately, it has had lasting effects on my cycle.
Post # 8
@Mrs. Spring: hey thanks! how is it going for you guys? Almost ALL my friends who had babies when I did are far into second pregnancies already so I feel so behind the ball getting started now. Which is crazy since Ryan is not even 2 yet, but I still feel delinquent 🙂
Post # 9
@Sunchick19: Wow, your friends are on the ball! Most of our friends with babies Addie’s age are just now working on #2. 🙂
Things are going really well! It’s a whole new ballgame with two; fun, challenging, exhausting, but definitely worth it!
Post # 10
I was basically going to write what Aggie10 wrote. It’s only a problem if the time between ovulation and AF is <10 days. A 10-11 day LP might be sort of iffy, but probably okay. Otherwise, it’s sort of good because you do get more chances.
My cycles were 23-24 days long and I got pregnant twice. I lost the first one, but I’m 10 weeks now and hoping this one will stick. My LP was 11-12 days.
Post # 11
I was gonna say the same thing as Aggie10 and 78h2o! lol. Depends on the good ole LP!
Post # 12
I was having short cycles (22-24 days) with 12-13 day luteal phase. Based on my CD3 bloodwork I started Clomid this cycle. I would suggest (based on your age) that you at least discuss your short cycle with your doc if you aren’t PG in a few more months. Good luck!!!
Post # 13
My LP was only ten-ish days when we first started TTC (on the Pill for seven or so years) and over the course of twelve months it lengthened itself to a consistent 11-12 days. We got our BFP after ten active cycles of TTC.
I would recommend charting or using OPK’s so you can check out what your cycles are doing!