Hi, I'm breastfeeding an 18 month old and would like another but didn't want to wean just yet. Am temping and checking CM, according to fertility friend I ovulate on day 11 but my cycle lasts for about 38 days!!!! Will it be possible to get preggers with that long a luteal phase? Thanks!
All those ovulation calculators are an estimate and you can get very different results from using more than one so I reckon they're pretty inaccurate.
Sorry for the TMI but checking out what's in your knickers is a better way of judging when you're ovulating. Your CM is the best indicator of what's actually happening to your body in that particualr cycle rather than fretting over, what's basically a calcualtor, has estimated for you.
I'm no expert but I think a short luteal phase is more likely to negatively affect your chances of successfully conceiving so a long one is OK.
Normal luteal phases can range from 10 to 16 days.