Hi i just started charting my BBT and noticed that ovulation usually occurs around the 18th day and I have a 28 day cycle. Is that normal to have such a short luteal phase? Some friends told me I should take Vitamin B6. Should I try that and if so, how much? thank you.
If you have a 28 day cycle and are ovulating on day 18 then your luteal phase is 12 days and that is not considered a short luteal phase. I believe anything under 10 days is considered too short. I take B6 to increase mine even though my luteal phase was normally 12, but I wanted to be sure and give that little eggy plenty of time to implant. I take anywhere from 100mg to 200mg every day of my cycle and it increased it by 3 days.
I am using B6 right now to lengthen Luteal phase and hopefully take care of spotting early before AF. I also take baby aspirin to thin blood which helps w/ implantation and uterine lining.
I don't think it shortens or lengthens your cycle per se - maybe a little longer on the luteal phase is all. My luteal was 15 days - but I had spotting from 10dpo. No, there is generally not enough b6 mg in your prenate vitamins.
I also read a study about women who drink whole milk and eat ice cream (ie, high fat dairy products) tend to ovulate more (are more fertile) than women who drink soy milk or low fat dairy products. It's very intersting and I figured it's worth a try during my pre-ov phase! If you google it you should find some intersting articles. Here's one: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10426238
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