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20/12/2012 at 10:48
We have been TTC for 4months now, which i know isn't that long but i did OPKs last month and there was only 10days between OVing and AF arriving. I had my suspicions that i had a short luteal phase but doing the OPKs confirmed it.
With baby#1 we caught 1st time - so i can obviously get pregnant - however in hindsight maybe we were super lucky?
I've been googling that taking vit b6 might help. And in a seperate google search i read that nursing mums should take extra vit b6. Well i'm still BFing my toddler - okay its only 2 feeds a day now but i'm quite surprised by this.
I know that its also soething to do with progesterone. But i presume that kind of fix would require a bit more TTC + charting and a trip to the docs
So does anyone have any experience of short luteal phase and did you 'fix' it?
20/12/2012 at 10:50
I had a luteal phase of 10 days (always had shorter periods) - in the end I conceived O on cycle 6. I did take vitamin B6 but not sure if it helped.
Hope you get the BFP you want soon xx
20/12/2012 at 10:53
I have a short LP of between 8-10 days, got a BFP 2nd cycle. I'd charted before we started TTC and started B6/complex when I realised I had a short LP, but that did not seem to help although I know a lot of others have had success with it. I also got a lot of spotting soon after OV although my temps remained the same, while I was taking pregnacare. I discovered others had had spotting from pregnacare so changed to normal folic acid and tried agnus castus and evening primrose (while we were TTC) that month I got my BFP so don't know if it helped but I think the thing to keep in mind that is that a short LP isin't sometimes anything to worry about, and that people with short LP's get pregnant all the time, and sometimes have no idea they even have a short LP, if that makes sense
20/12/2012 at 10:54
Perhaps when you finish breastfeeding entirely, your luteal phase may lengthen?
I know people can, and do, get pregnant whilst breastfeeding, whether it is one or 10 breatfeeds a day. However, our bodies are usually designed to almost switch off the fertility side of things whilst breastfeeding, so all your energy can be directed to the baby you already have.
A good multivitamin can't hurt in the meantime, and like you say, your body has fallen pregnant before so it can do it again!
20/12/2012 at 11:02
I had a LP of 10days too, and we were lucky enough to concieve first cycle of trying.
I came off the pill 6 months before we TTC (H was in Afghan, so there was no chance of us falling then) and did try various methods to lengthen my LP, including B6 and taking the pre-conception vitamins (which also have various other "stuff" meant to help regulate cycles/fertility etc) and none of them did any use, they just made me worry even more.
As I say though it wasn't an issue for us in terms of stopping us concieving, though some websites do suggest otherwise.
20/12/2012 at 11:06
Should have said, good luck, and I don't see why a quick chat with your doctor would do any harm.
20/12/2012 at 11:26
I started charting as soon as I came off the pill and I got my BFP on the 4th cycle. The first cycle I had an 8 day LP, followed by an 11 day LP. I started taking a B vitamin complex (50mg/mcg) in cycle three (from CD1 to a few days after ovulation), when my LP increased to 12 days. This could have been the B50 or maybe just coincidence. I also had other signs of a 'luteal phase defect' such as spotting from 1DPO to AF. I therefore also took Pregnacare Conception and a Vitamin C supplement (500mg), and started eating more foods with omega 3 (nuts, seeds, olives). I would try all of these again and certainly don't feel they did any harm. Good luck!
10/10/2015 at 07:33
Hi horsefan I just came across your post and wondered how you got on in the end? I have a 10 day LP too and I've just had cycle 4 of TTC
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