I'm looking for any feedback from your knowledge or similar experiences.....
DS1 is nearly 3, continues to nurse and I only got period back a couple of months ago. Hubs and I are TTC.
Last months I used OPK to detect ovulation - and it was approx 11-12 days prior to my next period. From what I've read, the luteal phase needs to be at least 12 days to facilitate implantation/pregnancy. I've also read that progesterone levels can be low whilst breastfeeding, and that low progesterone can be linked to a shorter luteal phase.
About 5 days before my last period, I had some light spotting. I've never had this happen before and I've read it can be a sign of low progesterone.
I've been reading about Vitex supplements to help regulate hormones.
I've also read that when periods return after breastfeeding, it can take a few cycles for things to settle down and stabilize.
I plan to see what happens this cycle and if it looks like I have a short luteal phase, speak with my midwife/the OBGYNs at her practise.
Some additional info...I'm 39, conceived DS1 within a couple of months of TTC, have always had extremely regular periods, no issues etc.