Luteal phase defect is when your menstrual cycle is shorter than 28 days in length.  If your cycle has shortened or has always been short than a luteal phase defect may be the reason why.

Progesterone is lacking in luteal phase defect.  Progesterone helps your uterine lining become plump and vascular and ready for a fertilized egg to implant and grow.  When progesterone is lacking or insufficient, your uterine lining does not mature and grow and will be shed early.

As you can imagine, this can directly impact your ability to get pregnant and maintain a pregnancy.  Fortunately, when you work with an expert you can overcome this, regulate your periods and work towards your baby dreams.

If you think you have a luteal phase defect, talk to your doctor. There are many way to address this to create nourishing vascular support for implantation and maintaining a viable and healthy pregnancy.