(Closed) Short cycles and ttc

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
6937 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

@WillowB:  The length of the cycle does not matter as much as knowing when you ovulate. For example, if you ovulate on day 14 of your cycle, that means your luteal phase is only 10-12 days long which is not bad. A luteal phase less than 10 should be of concern if TTC. The important thing is to know if you ovulate and when you do. I would suggest charting to find out. If you decide to chart, feel free to join the Charters thread. The group there is very helpful and supportive and can help you with your questions as well. Good luck!

Post # 4
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@WillowB:  Have you read Taking Charge of Your Fertility? This book is AMAZING and gives tons of insight on cycles. I checked mine out from the library and then bought it used online:


My first thought is, having a shorter cycle means you can try again sooner if you don’t get pregnant, which seems like a huge plus! But you need to determine what part of your cycle is short: before or after ovulation. If after ovulation (luteal phase) is too short, it’s possible a fertilized egg doesn’t have time to implant before your period comes again. I’m on the road, so I don’t have the book with me, but you could do some Googling around short luteal phases. I’d recommend reading the book above all, though.

Post # 5
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@candy11:  +1. Definitely find out when you’re ovulating, either through OPK’s or charting. I have a friend who has something like 18 day cycles and got pregnant. You just get more tries!

Post # 6
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have short cycles (23-27 days) and as long as you ovulate early enough (day 12 or so) you are fine.  If you are ovulating around day 14 and having a 24 day cycle, depending on how fast the fertilized egg travels, it may not be enough time to implant.  Read TCOYF.

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