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Old 04-25-2007, 07:04 PM   #3
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Re: Can someone please explain "Luteal Phase" to me..

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It's the second half of your cycle. In the textbook cycle, your period start on day 1, you ovulate on day 14, and day 14-28 is considered the "luteal phase"--basically meaning post ovulation. This is when your body's progesterone level shoots up, increasing your body temp slightly. If you can pinpoint your ovulation, you'll know how long your luteal phase is. Some people do this by taking temps. I just tracked cervical fluid and can pinpoint it within a 6 hr window. If you haven't already, I HIGHLY recommend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It's amazing how many signals our bodies send us and we've just never been taught to tune in. HTH!
So is it THAT important when trying to conceive? I know that alot of sites that I look at for determining my ovulatin date ask what your luteal phase is. If my cycle is 26 days long, does that automatically make my luteal phase 12 days?
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