I've been getting a few hits from people googling about their luteal phases, and I must admit I don't have as many answers as I'd like myself. So I thought I might try something - an informal survey to see what others' experiences have been.
In order to participate in this survey you must:
- have completed an IVF cycle.
- have experienced three menstrual cycles after IVF which did not result in pregnancy, and which occurred prior to a successful pregnancy. Do not include treatment cycles except completely natural FETs without luteal phase support.
- have accurately charted cervical mucous/spotting for at least three cycles before IVF, as well as those three cycles after IVF.
- be able to accurately pinpoint ovulation for those six (or more) cycles, by means of either a blood test to detect LH surge or basal body temperature charting.
So if that's you, please take the survey now and we'll see what we see. I'll update this post periodically to include results.
Phew! Well, that was a long time between updates.
Basically, a small number of respondants indicate no change to their luteal phase post-IVF. Must be just me then.