Hello, I'm new to this site and the forum but I'm in the process of trying to figure out some tricky things and I wondered if anyone had experienced anything similar? I was on the pill for a year and came off due to horrible side effects. I decided to try NFP as I wanted something totally natural, my husband was up for it and we've been doing it successfully now for 13 months. We're not currently TTC but we're really really keen to start a family in about a year's time (when I finally qualify for maternity pay!) so in truth my query about the short luteal phase is all a bit academic really...but... I've noticed from my charts that I tend to ovulate on day 20 (of a 27-8 day cycle). The last four days (24-8 ish) I also get dark spotting (which I NEVER had before I went on the pill). This suggests to me I've been bleeding for a couple of days maybe (dark old blood) which begs the question if an egg was fertilised what would happen to it? Obviously if the lining of the uterus is breaking down as early as day 24 (or before really) then it won't have anywhere to implant. I've spoken to my GP (female) who has been quite supportive and has arranged two blood tests to see if I'm ovulating - which isn't really the issue but at least she's taking notice of me! I also went out today and bought some B6 and Agnus Castus from Holland and Barratt - they said it's fine to take these two together but I'm not sure and I wondered if anyone here could advise? (My GP said she couldn't advise on AC at all and hadn't heard of it, but said B6 was fine). I'm hoping that the B6 and AC will help to lengthen my luteal phase. I've read on other sites/forums that anything shorter than 10-12 days is considered a problem by the NHS, but as we're not actively TTC and failing I don't really have a leg to stand on from the GP's point of view. I'm slightly panicking and wondering whether we should just start trying now so that we don't run the risk of wasting a year...errr....really not sure what to do. Please help.