(Closed) Variable Luteal Phase??

posted 5 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Is your luteal phase always consistent (to the day!) or a bit variable?
    consistent : (6 votes)
    35 %
    variable : (11 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
    747 posts
    Busy bee

    Yeah mine are slightly variable.  Like not more than a couple days, but it’s frustrating when you wish you could just ovulate on Day 14 and be done with it.  I didn’t even know they should always be exactly the same length!  I figured stress could be the culprit, especially when my cycle is a couple days longer than normal.

    Perhaps they’ll become more regular the longer you’re off the Pill?     

    Post # 4
    1423 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Mine have gotten shorter since I went off the pill, too.  My first was around 12, I’ve had a bunch of 10 day ones, a few 8 day ones, and the last few have been 9.  I’ve tried B6 but it hasn’t seemed to make much difference.  I’ve decided not to worry about it, since there is no medical or scientific consensus of whether or not a short-ish luteal phase is even a problem.  But I am sick of having 25-26 day cycles.

    Post # 5
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I only charted it for 5 months, and it was 17 days each month.

    Post # 6
    529 posts
    Busy bee

    I haven’t been on the pill for years, but mine seem to vary quite a lot.


    My first cycle whilst ttc was ten days late, with a 7 day LP according to FF. Very weird cycle.

    My second cycle ttc was  more like normal length, with 11 day LP (but with spotting before period again).


    I’m taking red raspberry leaf tea, and vit B-100 complex (when it arrives in the post) this cycle to see if LP increases and spotting before period stops (is only one day rather than 5).

    Post # 7
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I only charted for 4 months before we started trying and got our BFP, but mine was different every month. I had been on the pill for many years before that.


    Post # 9
    4575 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I got off the pill years ago, but I think my LP has always been 14-15, so I dont think is considered variable right? 

    Post # 10
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    With just a simple google search this is what I found:

    Luteal Phase Defect: Natural Treatment Options

    The third phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle is called the Luteal Phase, and is the time between ovulation and start of a woman’s period. It is during this important time that fertilization and implantation occurs.

    As you might imagine, any disruption in the luteal phase of the cycle can be cause for concern since it can affect fertility. Most experts agree that a luteal phase less than 12 days does not give the uterus sufficient time to establish a nourishing lining for a growing fetus and therefore will cause a miscarriage if fertilization has occurred.


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