Post # 1
I went off the pill in January, and have been charting since then. I read TCOYF and apparently your luteal phase should be consistent across cycles. However, mine have been 15 days, 13 days, and this month 12. Is it normal to have variation?? Also….I’m a bit concerned that mine seem to be shortening! Anyone else have variable luteal phases?
Post # 3
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
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
I only charted it for 5 months, and it was 17 days each month.
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
Interesting. Does anyone know if a variable luteal phase length is related to any problems? Mine are all within normal range (>10 days) but I can’t seem to find any legit information on variability.
Post # 9
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
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.