Getting Pregnant with an Irregular Period

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While a solid majority of women get their “monthly visitor” every 28 days, other women don’t have the same clockwork-like cycle. It is estimated that about 30 percent of females experience irregular periods.

And while this shouldn’t normally be a cause for concern, some women worry that their period irregularity means that they are infertile. This is far from the truth. Sure, women with irregular periods may have to pay closer attention to their cycles, but generally speaking, fertility doesn’t depend on how often you menstruate. Rather, it depends on ovulation.

However, if you are trying to get pregnant and you’re worried that you’re not ovulating as often or as regularly as you’d like, you may want to explore the many ways that you can get your body to ovulate.

Perhaps the most natural way to do so is to do a little self-examination. Take a closer look at your lifestyle and habits and see if they have anything to do with you not getting your regular menstrual cycles. Stress, for instance, is one of the most common causes of irregular periods, so if you find yourself under a lot of it, then you may want to take it easy.

Medication can be also be a cause of irregular periods. For example, if you’re just coming out of birth control, then it’s perfectly normal for your cycle to get thrown off for a while. It’s best to be patient and allow your body to adjust to your hormonal fluctuations.

Sudden weight loss or  weight gain can also be a factor, so you may have to change your diet if necessary.

On the other hand, if you can’t get yourself to naturally ovulate then you may want to consult a doctor or fertility specialist to assist you. In most cases, they may prescribe a drug to induce ovulation and help you get pregnant.

One of the most common drugs to stimulate ovulation is Clomiphene. It has been proven to induce ovulation by increasing the egg production of your ovaries. It’s been said that this drug has a tendency to work a little too well, as up to 10 percent of women who take Clomiphene will develop a multiple gestation pregnancy. (In other words, twins, triplets, etc.)

Not a fan of fertility drugs and would rather conceive naturally? If so, then consider making use of ovulation predictor kits or OPKs. OKSs allow you to track your hormone surges so you can properly determine the best time to conceive. They are said to be 99% accurate and can give you a clear answer regarding the best times to make a baby.


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