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    Default 21 day cycle anyone?

    I've had the strangest thing happen I used to have 31 day cycles, ovulate day 14 or 15 without fail, nice long luteal phase.... now, after the birth of my last baby ( 7months old now), had 2 perfectly normal cycles, thought, yay, all good then.....all of a sudden my body's gone, nope, and I had a very strange 61 days of weird constant spotting, took provera, did nothing, and now for the last 2 months, I'm getting AF every 3 weeks.
    Of course I googled, but it says anywhere from 21 days to 35 days can be considered "normal" It is SO strange.
    I have no idea if I am ovulating or not. Honestly wasnt looking for ovulation signs at day freaking 7, in fact Im not even sure AF has completely stopped at day 7.

    Anyone else had this happen, or just have really short cycles?

    Not sure what this means for TTC.

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    I had something similar after ds. Not as short as 21 days but more irregular between 22-29 days with an average of 26. My lp was quite short - usually less than 10 days, often as short as 5-7. I put it down to breastfeeding and low progesterone. This was when my ds was 1. However my cycles are still shorter than pre-ds at 24-26 days...5 years later. Though I'm hypothyroid so that may explain why my cycles are short.

    I think it can be normal for your cycle to be irregular in the first year after having a baby.

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    Thanks, it's come as a shock to me though, because even after my other children this has never happened. Maybe low progesterone would explain it, my GP doesnt seem very worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
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    Old enough that it could be perimenopause

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel3072 View Post
    Old enough that it could be perimenopause
    You read my mind.

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    Not so much short cycles, but my cycle definitely changed after having kids. Before my first, it was irregular. After my first it was irregular. After my second it settled into 42 days precisely. Stayed that way for ages, then over about 2 years, it slowly moved from 42 days down to 28.

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    I had 21-22 day cycles before my first. Stretched to 23ish day before I got pregnant with this baby. I always assumed it was normal from what I read when I was a teenager so never asked anyone. My mum and GP were surprised they were so short when I told them with the first pregnancy (as it obviously affects due date etc). Will see what happens after this one is born. My luteal phase seems to be 13-14 days, ovulating somewhere from day 6-9.

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