Charting peeps - question about luteal phase length?

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  1. ceebee

    ceebee Well-Known Member

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    Hi there - I've read that the luteal phase should be roughly the same each month, but in the last 3 months since I've been charting, mine seems to vary from 12 - 14 days. Does anyone else have this sort of variation? Would be good to hear about other people's experiences...

    Thanks :) xxx
     
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    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    I only know that a really short luteal phase (less than 11 days) can be probelmatic - not sure about variations?

    I think all the online calculators use 14 as standard? My online ticker has mine as 14 but if I ov a day or two later (I am suppsoed to Ov today) then it will be slightly less?

    Sorry, I am sure someone else will be more help!

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  3. ceebee

    ceebee Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, your luteal phase is from when you ov to when your af starts, so everyone's is different... Thanks for answering anyway :) ps I was responding to your other post as you were responding to mine!! So funny when that happens xx
     
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    I dnt know how long mine is but according to my cbfm I ov'd cd9/10 this month and af isn't due until 3rd feb, last af was 6th Jan so either my af will come early this month or I have a REALLY long lp!!




    TTC our first baby since 6th Jan 2012
     
  5. itisbabytime

    itisbabytime Well-Known Member

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    the leutal phase is generalyl very consistent - only varying by a few days, so yours seems fine. only the follicular phase can be determined by outside influences so can vary from month to month. TCOYF and Zita Weest say 12-14 days is fine. less than 10-11 can be problamatic. are you temps stayign well above the coverline right up till AF??
     
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    vid_81 Well-Known Member

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    Over how many cycles have you observed this?

    LP length is supposed to be very consistent. I have charted 5 cycles now. The first cycle it was 11, then I started vit b6 and it increased to 12. I *think* the 4th cycle was actually 13 - not very sure abt it. So mine too has varied b/w 11 and 13. However, I have heard that just a day diff is acceptable. So I dont worry much abt it.
     
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    ceebee Well-Known Member

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    Ah thanks - must've missed that bit in TCOYF - yeah temps are staying above coverline, so feeling more reassured :) phew! xxx

    Well, I've only charted one, but have been using opks for previous 2 so has a pretty good idea when I ov'd, but I guess I could've miscalculated... Think I was just worrying about nothing! Thanks for your reassurances - feel much better now :) xxx
     

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