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Old 04-25-2007, 08:12 PM   #4
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Re: Can someone please explain "Luteal Phase" to me..

Originally Posted by nikkiof5 View Post
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?
It is totally important if it's too short. The only way to know what your luteal phase is is by taking your basal body temperature. Even cervical fluid is not for sure. It is possible to have cycles without ovulating, or to have cycles with short luteal phases. I second the recommendation for Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It explains it all very well.
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