Luteal Phase: Understanding your Cycle

 

The Luteal Phase

The Luteal Phase is the time period beginning with the day after ovulation and running through the remainder of your menstrual cycle (ends the day before your next period). Typically, the duration of the luteal phase phase lasts between 10 and 16 days - and is generally consistent from cycle to cycle, averaging for most women at 14 days.
In the Trying to Conceive (TTC) Community, the luteal phase is also referred to as "DPO" - or days past ovulation. At the onset of the luteal phase, women's body temperature increases (Basal Body Temperature) in order to provide a fertile environment for the ovum.

What if I Have a Short Luteal Phase?

Typically, the luteal phase is around 10-16 days in length. A luteal phase that is fewer than 10 days may be too short for successful implantation to occur. Trying-to-conceive women who have a short luteal phase are often treated with progesterone therapy; however, there are natural remedies that have also been shown to be highly effective. Vitex Agnus Castus (one of the key ingredients in the fertility enhancing supplement, FertilAid for Women) supports progesterone production, and is often recommended as an herbal remedy for menstrual cycle imbalances, luteal phase defect, and PCOS.

Length of Luteal Phase for the Ovulation Calculator

Most women have a luteal phase that lasts 10-16 days - averaging at 14 days. If you do not know your luteal phase, you may safely use the 14 day average as the default value for the purposes of ovulation calculation.

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Comments

If you want to learn of your menstrual cycle,you may use the menstrual cycle calculator.
I think it very good and easy to use for women.

I have different cycle days. Last month my period came 09/9/2013 and 5days and im was trying to see what was the luteal phrase I was thinking it was 14 but my period been coming different months. My cycle days been between 27 and 29 so im confused. I thought I ovulate and thought I was gonna be pregnant but my period came 10/06/2013. Can somebody help me to determine my luteal phrase?

Ovulation predictors are simply to help you find out your more fertile days. It is surprising how people want to play to be God and try to have a specific sex baby. Trying to have a baby boy or girls it's sound like discrimination to me.

There is a wonderful website called fertilitycare.org that will help tremendously with infertility! NaPro Technology has worked wonders for many couples Smile God bless you all!

IAM 40 YEARS,I STOPPED USING THE CONTRACEPTIVES IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR AND SINCE THEN IVE TRIED TO CONCEIVE BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL SIX MONTHS DOWN THE LINE,I HAVE A SON WHO IS 9 NINE YEARS OLD.I DONT UNDERSTAND MY CYCLE.IT COMES AFTER 25 DAYS
IN MAY 25/5/12
IN JUNE 17/6/12
IN JULY 11/07/12
I WANT TO KNOW HOW LONG IS MY CYCLE AND PLEASE HELP TO CALCULATE THE FERTILE DAYS FOR ME

Please i saw my period on 21st of May 2012,when we i see my Ovulation?thank you

I am almost 25 and I have been trying to concieve for 6 months now and I am really hoping this month is my month but I also can't really figuring out exactly when I am ovulating either. I have been checking my CM and my cervix but even when I do BD on those days nothing happens. I BD on the days an ovualtion calculator says that I am fertile or about to ovulate but still nothing. Anyone have any tips?

To Anonymous. I have the same exact period dates 4/23/12 and 3/26/12. Anyways, When do you ovulate? I was figuring we should be cycle buddies since we have the same dates and all. How many months have you been trying?

i can't really predict my ovulation for the selection of baby boy please help my period tables 26/3/2012
23/4/2012
please how can i predict this pre-selection of a baby boy

Hi! I'm 29, married. I have the most irregular cycle type and can't really figure out my exact fertile period or tell when my Luteal phase day is. Please help me figure out my most fertile days & Ovulation Date. Here's my menstrual cycle dates for the past 7 months:
01/12/2011
29/12/2011
24/01/2012
19/02/2012
21/03/2012

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