Short Luteal Phase – 8 days

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Turtle Bride:  It might just be that your body is taking some time to readjust to having periods again. My first cycle off bcp, my luteal phase was 6 days. The second, 11 days. Now I’m on day 14 of the third luteal phase. I don’t know if the copper IUD might have similar adjustment time as a horomonal method, but you might just need to give your body time to remember what it’s supposed to do!

I also started taking vitex, as it’s supposed to help regulate things. 

Good luck! 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

my LP varied coming off of birth control pills by quite a lot. 1st cycle was 11 days, then 7 days, then 8, now I’m back to around 11-12 or so. It does take a bit to adjust to “normal” again.

I do take a B100 vitamin as that is supposed to help

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Turtle Bride:  Vitamin B6 is pretty well known as a daily supplement that is supposed to help extend your luteal phase.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I took POPs for a year, and prior to that, a combination pill for a year before I started trying. I’m entering my 5th cycle – I had a short luteal phase for 3 of the past 4 cycles (one luteal phase was 10 days, so I barely made it). This past month was 9.

It’s possible to get pregnant with a short luteal phase – just  more difficult. I started taking 100 mg B6 a day starting halfway through my 4th cycle (3rd cycle luteal phase was FIVE – FIVE! days. That was when I said ‘aw hell no’). 

We’ll see if it helps me regulate, but yeah, I say go for it.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

My LP started at 7 days! I was so upset when I realized I had a LP defect.

I took 100mg of B6 and a B-Complex vitamin daily and got my LP up to 10 days, the next month I got pregnant on my 7th cycle. I’m now 24w4d 🙂

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

After coming off BC, I had a super short LP too! For 2 months I O’ed on CD21 of a 28 day cycle…on the 3rd month, I O’ed on CD22 and 10 days later I had a positive test… I’m currently 38 weeks! Just saying, there is hope for us gals with short LPs! I can’t speak to the B6 or any other vitamins because I hadn’t gotten around to trying any before my BFP came. But I am definitely interested in hearing how things end up working out, keep us posted!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Turtle Bride:  I used the Paraguard IUD for about 5 years prior to TTC and loved it (FYI- it is non-hormonal, so please don’t compare it to coming off BCP). But when I took it out, my periods did get wonky for a while. I was shocked because I read so many stories about people getting pregnant the first ovulation off the IUD.

Since I knew well in advance I was going to be TTC, I charted for 6 months prior to get familar with my cycle. When we removed the paraguard I asked my OB about my suspected short (8-9 day) LP, he said to just try for 6 months before doing any intervention. So, I wouldn’t self diagnose before trying for a few months, simply because charting is imperfect.

FYI-I got my BFP on the 4th cycle.

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