Anyone here have LPD? (Child ment, TTC ment)

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Anyone here have LPD? (Child ment, TTC ment)

I have been doing some research, and I think my m/c may have been caused by a Luteal Phase Defect. Before I conceived, my LP was 9 days, which I have discovered an LP less than 10 can cause early m/c. I had never charted before, so I don't know what my LP was before, but based on my first pg (known date of LMP and known DOC), I am pretty sure it was around 13 days. The LPD must be caused by BFing, but I'm not ready to give that up. I am not going to TTC again until my cycles are straightened out, but I was just wondering if anyone has had experience with this and if you had any success in lengthening your LP. What did you use? Vitamin B6? Herbs? I want progesterone to be a last resort, since I am still BFing.

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I'm not sure but you have peaked my curiosity on the subject

Child ment...

I ony had 2 cycles pp before I got pregnant the second time which ended in a m/c. I had been nursing / pumping....interesting. I am not even sure how to determine my luteal phase length. I charted using only CM and estimated day of ovulation...I'll have to look into it. It would be nice to have a possible answer....

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I'm sorry i dont have any experience with this. When i was active on the TTC boards i know that the ladies there talked about using Progesterone to lengthen their LP, but i understand if you dont want to use this. I dont have any other suggestions.

I know that a LP can vary by a couple of days each way, so maybe that one was just an unusually short LP for some reason and your normal length is a bit more? The only thing i would suggest is that you continue to chart your cycles and then you can see if your LP gets better. Then you'll have a good history built up for when you do decide you are readt to TTC again.

Best of luck to you hun! Smile

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"OneLuckyLady" wrote:

I am not even sure how to determine my luteal phase length.

The best way is to use a BBT to get the temp shift that happens after ovulation. I would recommend using OPK's instead if you dont want to temp, but i could never understand whether the line was dark enough or not! Lol That's maybe just me though.

Best thing to do to find out where you are with ovulation (IMO) is temping though.

HTH! Smile

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"OneLuckyLady" wrote:

I'm not sure but you have peaked my curiosity on the subject

Child ment...

I ony had 2 cycles pp before I got pregnant the second time which ended in a m/c. I had been nursing / pumping....interesting. I am not even sure how to determine my luteal phase length. I charted using only CM and estimated day of ovulation...I'll have to look into it. It would be nice to have a possible answer....

If you are pretty confident about reading your body signs (CM, CP, etc.) and you know when you O (peak day = the last day of the most fertile CM), then all you need to do is count the number of days from your peak day to your first day of AF. If they are fewer than 10 days, you have LPD, since it usually takes about 10 days for a fertilized ovum to implant. You can use fertility friend to keep track, even if you don't temp. And it will tell you your probable ovulation date and probably LP length. LP lenght should not vary more than a day in either direction for one woman. Apparently, though, there are certain things that can affect LP length, which is why I am asking these questions now.

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I was diagnoses with a LF defect. My periods were only about 25 days long.
My Dr prescribed Clomid for five days after you get your period.
You can track you LF or you can hae a biopsy like it did, in the OB's office.

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PG MENT

I had a possible LP defect. I only started charting the month before TTC, and out of 2 cycles charting, I got pregnant twice. The first time I had a m/c. My other LPs were 9 and 10 days, I think. After my m/c, I started taking 100 mg of vitamin B6 twice a day. This time the bean stuck. Smile Whether or not it was due to the Vitamin B6, I'll never know. I have a feeling my m/c was a blighted ovum, but again....I'll never know. That said, lower doses of vitamin B6 should be fine for you to take. If you see a nutritionist/dietician, you might be able to increase that up to 800 mg per day.

Also, I wanted to mention that CM is not always reliable for predicting O day. I always had EWCM or watery CM for several days after O (I also temped and used OPKs, so I'm sure about my O day). I would get 7-10 days of fertile CM. The only sure fire way to know you've O'd is by a thermal shift. Even OPKs aren't foolproof.

~Amber~