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A Prospective Evaluation of Luteal Phase Length and Natural Fertility

Citation

Crawford, Natalie M.; Pritchard, David A.; Herring, Amy H.; & Steiner, Anne Z. (2017). A Prospective Evaluation of Luteal Phase Length and Natural Fertility. Fertility and Sterility, 107(3), 749-755. PMCID: PMC5337433

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a short luteal phase on fecundity.
DESIGN: Prospective time-to-pregnancy cohort study.
SETTING: Not applicable.
PATIENT(S): Women trying to conceive, ages 30-44 years, without known infertility.
INTERVENTION(S): Daily diaries, ovulation prediction testing, standardized pregnancy testing.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Subsequent cycle fecundity.
RESULT(S): Included in the analysis were 1,635 cycles from 284 women. A short luteal phase (CONCLUSION(S): Although an isolated cycle with a short luteal phase may negatively affect short-term fertility, incidence of infertility at 12 months was not significantly higher among these women.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.11.022

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2017

Journal Title

Fertility and Sterility

Author(s)

Crawford, Natalie M.
Pritchard, David A.
Herring, Amy H.
Steiner, Anne Z.

PMCID

PMC5337433