Luteal Phase

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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby holly3372@msn.com » Thu Jun 02, 2011 05:03 pm

Oh boy am I confused lol!! Well,just going to go with it and see what happens next month. We will start ttc in August I hope!!!
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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby cmccaffrey » Thu Jun 02, 2011 04:48 pm

well... we just kind of decided that we hate not trying and preventing and the doctor said after 6 months he was fine with us trying again, so we just went for it. Last month was kind of our first month, but we probably started a little too late and the hubby was out of town for two weeks. I am trying to not get my hopes up. I am fully anticipating a long wait.
Christa (25) & J (26)
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy

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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby kerisue » Thu Jun 02, 2011 04:18 pm

Christa, I didn't know you were officially trying again. Good luck!
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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby riehlism » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:14 am

That cycle was unreal. I hope yours is more predictable than mine.
Jasmin: Severe PE/HELLP and delivered at 24+6 & PCOS (29) Hubby Bubby, Frank (29)
Baby Blue stopped in to say hello and goodbye on 6/3/10
Baby Lucas was born on 10/13/11, PE and HELLP-free! Thank you baby aspirin and Lovenox
http://www.ehd.org/pregnancy-calendar.php?id=18192

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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby cmccaffrey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 07:09 pm

Yes! I am using FF right now. My cycles have been pretty regular except for the last two, which is REALLY PISSING ME OFF right now. haha You get into a groove and then your body decides "nope... not gonna be predictable, that would be way to easy!". Anyways, this is the first month I started using OPKs with temping and charting, which is funny because I think may have stressed me out and made me ovulate later than usual. Then again, maybe I am going to have one of those crazy long and successful cycles like you did, Jasmine! Oh wishful thinking.
Christa (25) & J (26)
Mommy to:
Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy

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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby riehlism » Wed Jun 01, 2011 06:58 pm

When I was TTC I went to a site called fertilityfriend.com. I'm sure you ladies have seen it, but their training course is actually pretty helpful in getting a better understanding of your cycle. The education material and the charting on their site was pretty helpful. And if it turns out that TTC is problematic, you already have data stored you can share with your provider. If something is abnormal in your chart, it typically lets you know.

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Jasmin: Severe PE/HELLP and delivered at 24+6 & PCOS (29) Hubby Bubby, Frank (29)
Baby Blue stopped in to say hello and goodbye on 6/3/10
Baby Lucas was born on 10/13/11, PE and HELLP-free! Thank you baby aspirin and Lovenox
http://www.ehd.org/pregnancy-calendar.php?id=18192

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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby angieb » Wed Jun 01, 2011 06:12 pm

good luck christa, hopefully it's a long cycle!
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
My blog: http://www.butterflies-and-rainbows.blogspot.com/

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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby cmccaffrey » Wed Jun 01, 2011 04:55 pm

So I believe I ovulated yesterday. I am suspecting a luteal phase defect or just a super long cycle... I really wont know until the end............... Why must my body be so CRAZY? Anyways, other than ovulating super late, I think my BD timing was actually really good this month and it was fairly spontaneous!
Christa (25) & J (26)
Mommy to:
Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

learn more about our story... http://tinyurl.com/7a979vy

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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby angieb » Wed Jun 01, 2011 04:46 pm

Do you know when/if you are ovulating? Your luteal phase is the amount of time from when you ovulate until your next period starts (or you get a + test)...it should be ideally 12 or so days (it's been awhile since I ttc'd so I don't remember the exact number of days they want it to be.) If you get a + opk cycle day 10-14 and have 28 day cycles, your luteal phase is probably fine. However, if you aren't ovulating until day 18 or later, and still have a 28 day cycle, your luteal phase is short (ie. a "defect"). If you are ovulating late, but have a longer cycle, then that's probably fine. It's only an issue if you are ovulating late and have a "normal" or short cycle length. (Likewise, if you ovulate on day 12 and your cycle is 26 days, that's okay.) Basically you want x days between ovulation and a new cycle starting. So you kind of have to know when you ovulate to know if you have a defect (either by opk- ovulation predictor kit, fertility monitor, temping, etc.)
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
My blog: http://www.butterflies-and-rainbows.blogspot.com/

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Re: Luteal Phase

Postby kerisue » Wed Jun 01, 2011 03:46 pm

Angie (or anyone!)- how do you know if you have a luteal phase defect? I don't test my bbt, so I wouldn't know if the temp was up and staying up.
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