Short luteal phase – help/ advice please!

posted 3 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

11 days is fine. Anything under 10 days can be considered a problem. Mine is about 11 or 12 days and I have 2 kids both natural conception. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I just wanted to say that I’m in the exact same boat bee! After coming off the BC pill last April, my cycles have been about 25 days with a lot of my luteal phases being 11 days. From what I’ve seen on here I’m hoping it won’t be too much of an issue, but I’m going to try and wait until we are TTC (if unsuccessful) before I panic! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Agree with PP. I have short cycles and I’m on my third (all natural) pregnancy. My first two kids were conceived second cycle off pill and this baby was a total accident first cycle. I’m also advanced maternal age- so I’d say, Don’t worry about conception issues before you know you have them- and enjoy! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I was worried too. My cycles were 25 or 26 days with an 11 day luteal phase but they don’t worry unless its 10 or less. I conceived at 34 on our 3rd month trying so I wouldn’t stress too much yet.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2007 - City, State

thosethreewords :  Vitamin c worked for me, 3x1000mg a day, to fix my luteal phase. Vitamin D as well (5000 to 10000iu).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

11 days is on the shorter side but still okay. For reference, mine has been 3-6 days and once I was put on progesterone suppositories my doctor was very happy it lengthened to 11 days. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I thought 10 and over is still in the normal range.  Mine is 10 days.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

thosethreewords :  11 days is normal and not short enough to be worried about. I did a cleanse for a month (last October) that had vitex in it and it seemed to lengthen my luteal phase from 11-12 days to 13-14 days. So that’s a supplement that you could look into, but make sure that you do your research before adding any new supplement into your diet. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

thosethreewords :  I think 11 is OK. The only reason you should worry about 11 days being a short LP is if you you have recurrent miscarriages. Then it might be considered a Luteaul Phase Defect and you’d wanna look at progesterone levels, etc. 

Unrelated but I did want to warn you against throwing the whole kitchen sink at your fertility. Especially all at once. I know when you start TTC it can become panic inducing and you want to try everything NOW… especially when you read so & so on some forum swears by Vitamin C to conceive, but if you haven’t had recent bloodwork done to determine what your levels are, then you might be doing yourself a disservice by loading your body up with random supplements. Mega doses of supplements can do more damage to your cycle if you’re not under the care of a physician. And some of them can be contraindicated. 

I was taking B Complex for spotting during period *in addition to* my prenatal vitamin which contained B vitamins, and low and behold, when I got my bloodwork back, my B12 level was 1800 – crazy high AND linked to autism in babies! I had no idea until my RE told me! Everyone thinks vitamins = good = harmless, that is not the case…. they can mess w hormones, which in turn mess with cycles, and your health.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 -  Australia

Thank you OP for starting the thread and thank you for the many PPs who posted positive stories! Like OP I also have a 11-day luteal phase and have been really worried that wouldn’t be long enough. I probably just need to be more patient. đŸ™‚ 

The bright side of having a short luteal phase is it makes the TWW really easy! I haven’t used many sticks yet because I refuse to test until 14dpo.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 -  Australia

I wanted to revisit this thread and write an update.

I normally have an 11-day luteal phase. With progrestrone cream I was able to extend it for a day or two. This cycle, however, without using a single drop (because I thought I messed up our timing and gave up), I got my BFP. 11 days is definitely okay! đŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

When I came off of 15 years on BC I had an 8-day luteal phase. Acupuncture really helped lengthen it! First pregnancy took 16 months to conceive plus one miscarriage (started acupuncture about 11 months into that). Now pregnant with my second which happened on second month of us trying!

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