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Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

on Aug 19, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

Irregular periods? If you have irregular cycles, find out how you can increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Having irregular periods can be annoying, that is for sure. But, when you are trying to conceive, having irregular periods can be downright troubling. It can be very difficult to chart your cycles and hard to figure out when you are ovulating if your periods are irregular. But, it is not impossible. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

You are not alone

The problem of having an irregular menstrual cycle is very common, and almost thirty percent of women experience irregular periods. So, take heart in the fact that you are not alone! There are a few things you can do to try to make getting pregnant a little bit easier for you. The first thing to do is see a gynecologist and try to determine the reason for your irregular periods. Your doctor will be able to do blood work to see whether or not you are ovulating. Your doctor may also suggest that you chart your cycles and track your periods for a few months, to try to notice any patterns. You might also want to pick up an ovulation prediction kit to help track your ovulation at home. Maintaining a chart for basal body temperature can also be helpful.

How to regulate your cycles

You also want to work on anything that you can do personally to help regulate your periods. This can include stopping alcohol use, drug use, smoking, etc. You should also take up a healthy diet and include an exercise routine to keep your body in the best shape possible. You want to reduce any stress as much as possible, and make sure to stay positive. It has also been suggested that Yoga and Pilates can help some women regulate their periods, so you might want to give that a try! Some doctors recommend foods high in plant proteins for regulating periods, such as peanuts, cheese, boiled eggs, hummus, and even dark chocolate! Give these foods a try and see if you notice a difference.

There are other things you can do that can help to reduce stress and also regulate your period. Some of those include meditation, massage and acupuncture. There are also a ton of vitamins and nutritional supplements on the market right now geared towards women who are looking to regulate their cycles. These can be helpful activities to engage in since it has been proven that stress can effect how and when a woman ovulates.

Every other day intercourse

Some people suggest that the most effective (but exhausting!) way to get pregnant quickly if your periods are irregular is to have sex every other day in between periods. The reasoning for this is, if you are ovulating anywhere in between your two periods, by having sex every other day, you are bound to have sex on a day that you are ovulating! This process could take a few months to work, but we are pretty sure your partner won’t mind! You might want to clear out your calender, however, since that much sex is going to take up a lot of your free time! :)

The bottom line

The bottom line is, even if you suffer from irregular menstrual cycles, pregnancy is still doable. It might perhaps take longer than it would if you had regular periods, but it is not impossible. You might have to become proactive in your quest to have a baby, and start doing research and getting more in tune with your body, but there is no research to prove that women with irregular periods are any less likely to become mommies than other women. It may just take a little extra time and patience!

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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  • vickybummy

    ??i want to get pregnat this month and ??i have been having sex ??but ??i don’t understAnd why am not yet pregnant.

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  • Dr. Christine Lee, MD

    If it seems you are having difficulty conceiving, evaluate your body’s health, your cycles, and your lifestyle. A problem in one of those could be the reason for your difficulty. It is recommended for you to have a preconception visit to your doctor to ensure everything about your health is okay. In the meantime, you can help increase your chances of pregnancy by eating right, exercising regularly, reducing stress, and tracking cycles to time intercourse on fertile days. Bear in mind that only a small percentage of couples successfully conceive on the first month. It generally takes a normal couple at least 4 months to a year to achieve pregnancy. So just stay positive and keep trying.

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  • AlexisWhite

    Will this pill still be effective even if I am very irregular and haven’t got my period. Last period I had was Dec.2011, January 2012 and February I didn’t either will this still work? Also will this causeway multiple births???

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    Fertibella ConceiveEasy works on 7 different reasons for infertility, one of them being irregular menstruation. The TTC Kit helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, which means that the rhythm of ovulation can also become predictable, making it possible for you to calculate your fertile periods. When you are certain when you are ovulating, then you will know when is the right time to have sexual intercourse.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UWVJXABTQOXIPQLCCMSDBX5UCQ William

    Hello, i have many questions about this product. I used to have very regular predictable periods, then i got married and gained alot of weight. now my periods are very irregular. would this product help fix that? also thyroid problems run in my family, and i do not have a doctor right now to test me for this. could this be a problem? I have been trying to conceive for about a little over a year now, and sadly no luck. so what all does this product do? what are the side effects? what is the conception rate? are multiples a possibility while on this drug? can this drug be harmful to me or my body? how do i know this is the right drug for me?

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    Fertibella ConceiveEasy helps in regulating menstrual cycle by stimulating ovulation and regulating hormones. This product contains all natural solution, increasing the chances of conception by enhancing the body’s own natural fertility. It is 100% drug free, safe to use with no common side effects reported. With regards with the Thyroid problems that runs in your family, it is
    recommended to see your doctor to further assess and evaluate your
    condition.

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  • Chevi Lewis

    HELLO MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS IM HAVING TWO PERIODS TWICE IN THE SAME MONTH AND I WANT TO GET PREGANT

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  • Monica Scott, RN

     Having irregular periods like that can be the result of a lot of things. It can be a fall in your thyroid level, hormonal imbalance, weight loss or weight gain, side effects of birth control and many others. It is best you consult a fertility specialist and have your hormone levels checked so a suitable treatment can be given before you to try to get pregnant to ensure a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby.

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  • kramos

    i only have periods every three months so how do i know when i am ovulating

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    In a regular 28-day cycle, ovulation dates usually occur on the 14th day of a menstrual cycle. Knowing that you have irregular cycles, it is best that you detect your ovulation dates through an ovulation predictor kit. In addition, your ovulation is most likely occurring if your body basal temperature rises, body experiences cramps, and if your cervical mucous changes in color.

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  • Sophie

    Hi, I’m nearly 17 years old and I have had period for 4 years. However, they were irregular and sometimes they may take for 40 days – 45 days like this month to come up the next period. I am so worried and I don’t know who I can ask that kind of prb to because I’m international student and I live alone. Besides that can I have sex with that kind of situation (I mean my period) and how can I get the birth control from even I started finding a lots information from the internet about birth control from 2 years ago. Thank you so much :)

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    Irregular menstrual periods are heavily influenced by hormonal imbalances, which are normally caused by the stress that your body undergoes. Taking fertility medications such as Fertibella ConceiveEasy can improve your chances of getting pregnant in such a way that it is specifically designed to stimulate ovulation by regulating hormones and normalizing your menstrual cycle. Since you can’t properly track your menstrual cycles as of now, it is best that you avoid sex until your ObGyn has prescribed you with an appropriate birth method.

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  • Evelyn Williams

    Hi i want to know im having my period every month but it always be way to early like this month i got it the 18 day instead of the 20th day basically im asking are these irregular periods they come between the 18th and the 26 day im very confused about it plus be in mind i just had an abortion like 5 months ago can that have some effect apond it?

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    Yes, there is a good likelihood that your abortion may be the cause of your irregular periods. Irregular periods are usually caused by hormonal imbalances, and it is best that you start taking oral contraceptives for at least 2 months to help regulate your hormones and normalize your menstrual periods. You can as well regulate your hormones by simply maintaining a healthy lifestyle and by avoiding stress.

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  • Saoirse

    I am 19 going 20 soon, boyfriend is 24 we have been together over a year and a half for the first three months of our relationship i only started to take the contraception pill, after that i forgot to take and we discussed we are not protected now ..that we actually want to have a baby together so now we have essentially been trying to conceive over 11 months now, at the start i was panicking i got ovulation kits and charting then lost hope as every month i believed i was pregnant, i was even late over 8 weeks one time and thought it might have been a miscarriage, my boyfriend seems to think there is something wrong how is it that people we know of gets pregnant with a blink of an eye, and our time is taking longer than others we know, i was sometimes irregular and regular i could go a week or two late…any help ?

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    Getting pregnant can be quite challenging for you, given that you have irregular periods. I do recommend that you start taking oral contraceptive for at least 2 months to help regulate your hormones and your menstrual cycles as well. As soon as you have your cycles regulated already, it is best that you take 50 mg of Clomid from days 3 to 7 of your cycle for 6 months at the maximum to help induce your ovulation and enhance your body’s fertility.

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  • shannon

    I already have a daughter which took long also but this time around its almost been a year Nd nothing?

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  • Nay

    , Hello . i was on the ortho evra from June 27th to July th . i recieved a period July 5th- 9th. on the 9th i put the patch back on it was only on for about 5 . i haven’t recieved a period in aug

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  • Nay

    my husband an i are trying to get pregnant with our second child what can i do

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  • Want a baby

    Hi, I have been off my depo shot for over a year now. My husband and I are trying to get pregnan for 4 months now. My periods are very iregular. I have one maybe once a year. What can I do to help the process of us getting pregnant?!

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  • smiller

    This is TTC month 3 and I have irregular cycles. I have ranged from 33 days-40 days. I started taking Fertibella and I am almost done with my first bottle. I started right after AF so it has almost been 30 days since my last period ended. I have not ovulated yet this month and I am on day 31. Every other cycles, I have ovulated by now and the only thing that has changed this cycle is the Fertibella pill. I am nervous this is somehow stopping me from ovulating. Should I stop taking this pill? My skin has also been terribly this month. Please help!!

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  • Jane Hidalgo Umali

    good day..i have apolycistic ovary syndrome…do i have a chance to get pregnant??is it posible???i don’t have menstruation for about 11months..wat am i going to do????

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  • Ashlee

    I have been trying for almost a year. Had leep done last october and implonon removed last december.. I still have yet to have a regular period my cycles have gone like this 29, 30, 82, 51 and my current cycle is 60 days and counting. Not pregnant several pregnancy tests have confirmed this. Also i had my hormones tested in july where my dr. said my lh and fsh levels suggest that i was ovulating that day. However, my temp wasn’t matching that. What can i do to regulate my cycles to make this easier to conceive?

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    Trying to get pregnant after being off any type of birth control whether it’s Depo or Implanon can be quite tough for women as your body needs time to adjust back to its normal ovulating state after going through birth control. You may try taking Fertibella which is specifically designed to stimulate ovulation by regulating hormones and normalizing your menstrual cycle to help you boost your chances of conceiving sooner. Also, it is important to keep yourself healthy by eating more whole foods, limiting alcohol and avoiding tobacco and exercising.

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  • alisha

    if i start taking the conceiveeasy pills after my period ends and i have just stopped my birth control pills as well will it cause my period to come back or mess with my cycle and make it come sooner than normal?

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    You may begin taking ConceiveEasy® right away at anytime during your cycle, taking one tablet daily with meals. ConceiveEasy® is a 100% Drug Free, safe and all natural solution for enhancing your body’s own natural fertility and dramatically increasing your chances of conception. It works to stimulate ovulation by regulating hormones and normalizing your menstrual cycle. And to ensure a healthy pregnancy, we recommend you see your doctor for a pre-conception visit when you’re ready to begin trying to get pregnant.

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  • nena

    Is it ok to take 3 pills a day using the conieveeasy pills cuz I take one in the morning afternoon and before I go to bed

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  • bamagurl

    my husband n I have been trying to get pregnant for a year now. not been successful having periods every two weeks. my doctor keeps trying put me on birth control ( junel). that king of to me defeats the purpose when I got off a year ago. now mind u I have been on birth control for 12years. any suggestions? im mid 30s.

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  • texasangel91

    Hi,
    I have irregular periods.i have a period every 4 months. I got on bc to try and regulate my period to see if it will help with me ovulating. I plan on getting off birth control in about 5 months to try and get pregnant. If birth control regulates my period does that mean that I will ovulate regularly. If not what can I do to help ovulate more often. As of now it is really difficult for me tell when im ovulating. Please help :(

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  • naly

    do i have to wait until i get my period to start taking the conceive easy pills?

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  • Sam S

    Hello,
    My husband and I have been ttc for a year now with our second child. I have very irregular periods – about twice a year. It is very disappointing every month when I take a test and get that negative, we are only going to be trying for a few more months as our first child will be 6 right away and we don’t want them to much farther apart in age. I was taking bc for about 5 years before I stopped. I am starting to take ovulation tests to track that way – we will see how that goes. Any suggestions? Anything would be great to hear.
    Thank you

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  • Lexus

    I am 21 and I haven’t a period since I was in 8th grade why is that

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  • jordan

    I had a miscarriage 7 months ago, it took about 3 months to get a period but after that they became irregular, before we got pregnant I was taking bc to regulate my period. We are trying to conceive again but it’s frustrating cause I don’t know when I’m ovulating or if I even am.

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  • Desperate to be mom

    hi. My last period was in September 2013. I have started taking Conceive easy pills since early Nov and I am now almost finishing the month 3 bottle. I have PCOS and has a cyst removed 7 years ago. I am also taking Metformin medication, 250mg dose twice a day. I am trying to get pregnant but have not been successful. Please help

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  • cher bear

    I have a misscarrage every other time that i get pregnant. I also have PCOS. I have a 6yr old daughter and have been trying to conceve since by last misscarrage in 2010. Will the TTC work for me?

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  • cher bear

    If I didn’t get my period last month when do i dtart the TTC kit? Can I start it as soon as I get it?

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  • kei

    i have irregular period. me and my husband has a sexual interciurse 5th day after my menstruation.. am i pregnant?? thank you..

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  • jahnavi

    Hai ,my self married in 2012 April and use to have intercourse without any protection…v never tried for a baby during my ovulation days….last from 3 months v r trying but iam not conceiving, later last month i consulted doctor now iam on medication…but scared of having to many tablets will harm my health r what

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  • blaire

    Hi i have irregular menstruation and it take only 3 days and the blood is not strong only like blood spotting…what should i do to make it regular aside from taking pills

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  • Nikki1

    Hello- we are TTC #2 I got off the Depo Shot (I was due for my shot in September) December I got my period, the January I got my period it was on and off for the whole month until February 9th and now it’s March 17th and I’m waiting for my period…??!!??
    What can I do, take, anything to help regulate my periods? I did buy OPK to help determine when I’m ovulating (I just bought more) as last time I ovulated was in January (I checked with a OPK)
    But what should I do to help regulate and help with TTC??
    Any advice and help is greatly appreciated!!
    I do have an appt with my OB in 2 1/2 weeks to discuss this more but I’m hoping you can help too.
    Thank You

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  • Maria Gutierrez

    Hi i had sex on february 27 and i have irregular periods by when can i precisely know if i am pregnant and the other question would be if i do a urine exam would it give me false positive if i am irregular and what about blood work some people say that it also gives you a false positive how true is all this please help in dire need of answers…

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