Luteal Phase

The Luteal Phase is the time between ovulation and the first day of your next period, where progesterone is the dominant hormone, thickening the lining of your uterus.  

Progesterone

Its biggest job is to nourish pregnancy, but also calms the nervous system, reduces inflammation, and promotes sleep.

Important to Know
The length of your luteal phase can indicate if there is concern.  This is why it is so important to monitor your cycle, and it is ideal you do so for several months to understand patterns.

A normal luteal phase can last anywhere from 11 to 17 days. In most women it lasts 12 to 14 days.

Typical

A normal luteal phase can last anywhere from 11 to 17 days. In most women it lasts 12 to 14 days.

Long

A long luteal phase may be due to a hormone imbalance like PCOS or it could mean that you’re pregnant and you just haven’t realized it yet.

Short

Your luteal phase is considered to be short if it lasts less than 10 days (i.e., if you get your period 10 days or less after you ovulate).

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