(Closed) My Cycles keep getting shorter

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
7736 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine slowly got shorter as I got older (but I’m talking about a drop of about 5 days over 10 years). I think the 23 is just an anomoly, and you’ve dropped to an average of about 25. Stopping using condoms won’t do anything (unless you get pregnant obviously!), but I wonder if it’s about the stress / then relief of your wedding? Stress and diet affected my cycle, especially when I was younger (in my early 20s). Bottom line: there’s nothing wrong with an occasional 23 days and I wouldn’t worry, though there’s no harm seeing your doctor if you’re concerned.

Post # 4
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

The only way you are going to know is to temp. You could be ovulating faster each cycle, which isn’t a harmful thing. Or you could be ovulating at your “normal” time, and your luteal (post-O) phase is getting shorter, which could prevent a fertilized egg from actually implanting and getting pregnant because your uterine lining is being shed before implantation can occur. If you temp, you’ll know which one it is and whether it is something that warrants intervention to enable you to conceive when you are ready.

Post # 5
8694 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i was off BCP for 4 months before starting TTC.  during that time, AF was 28 days.  as soon as i started TTC, i would have 23-27 day cycles.  and EVERY single cycle was different.  we are now on our 11th cycle and i’ve seen it all.  RE told me not to worry about cycle length.  i know when i O, so my LP is fine.


Post # 6
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mine changed about a year ago, and got a couple days longer but just the other month I had a fluke 23 day cycle. It was an early ovulation. If you chart, you’ll see the first half of the cycle will often vary in length, sometimes a lot, while the post ovulation half will/should stay within the same time frame and not vary by more than a couple days. 

Sounds like you’re just having one of those random body changes that seem to happen without rhyme or reason. 🙂

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