Your Period? It’s Key to your Fertility

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For most women, having a period is a natural part of life. The majority of women, a period will occur about every 28 days. However, there this timeframe isn’t an exact science. A period cycle could occur on a shorter or longer time frame. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

How your Period affects Fertility

Throughout the month, a woman’s body will prepare for pregnancy. During this time, her body will develop an egg and thicken the uterine lining. The uterine lining is an important part of pregnancy because this is where an embryo will attach once the egg becomes fertilized.

After the egg has developed and the uterine lining is thickened, the egg will be released. It will travel through the fallopian tube and into the uterus where it will wait to become fertilized. If the egg is fertilized, it will attempt to attach. However, when the egg is not fertilized, it will pass.

At this point, the uterine lining will begin to shed so that it can build up again for the next month. This is when a woman’s period will begin. Usually, this process lasts for a handful of days and then the lining will begin to build itself once again.

What Happens if this Cycle is Irregular?

If you have an irregular cycle, there are a number of issues that could take place. One of the most common issues is that your body is not producing a healthy egg on a regular basis. If an egg is not released, you will not be able to get pregnant. It is important for your body to develop a healthy egg on a regular cycle so that you will have the best chance of becoming pregnant.

Another issue that women experience when they have an irregular period is in relation to their uterine lining. For women who have an extremely long cycle or a rather short cycle, this could mean that their uterine lining is not developing correctly. If your lining is not healthy, it could be difficult for your embryo to attach when it does become fertilized.

Some women are able to produce a healthy egg without having a regular period. However, it is usually better for both a woman’s period and her ovulation cycle to be in sync with one another. This is the best way to ensure you are able to produce healthy eggs that are able to become fertilized and that have the best chance of attaching properly.

If you are struggling to become pregnant and have an irregular period, you may want to talk to your doctor about treatment options. There are medication options available that can help regulate your cycle and make it easier to conceive.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.