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how can you tell how long your letus phase are i would really like to learn more about it.

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Asked by sexylady35 at 8:10 AM on Jan. 15, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • What in the world is that.

    Answer by officerdouglas at 8:18 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • I think you may need to rephrase the question. Is this a typo?

    Answer by Ewadun at 8:25 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • Your luteal phase is the time between ovulation and when your period starts. The only way to know how long it is, is to pinpoint exactly when ovulation occurs. The only way to do that is to chart basal body temperature. Basically, you take your temp every morning when you wake up, before you get out of bed, preferably at about the same time every day, and keep track on a chart ( is a good place to chart and get info). After you ovulate, your average temp will go up by about half a degree (for instance, mine before ovulation is about 96.5, after is about 97.2). When it stays up for 3 days in a row, you know you've ovulated. Most luteal phases last for 10-15 days. Some women's are the same month to month, others vary by a few days, but any big change in cycle length takes place in the follicular phase (before ovulation), not the luteal phase.


    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 8:26 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • Read Toni Weschler's book Taking Charge of Your Fertility and sign up for the free e-mail course on Those should answer all your questions. And feel free to message me if you want to ask anything else. :)


    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 8:27 AM on Jan. 15, 2010

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