Jan 182011
 

Getting pregnant when you have irregular periods is a bit more challenging than if you were regular – but it’s still possible! It depends on why your periods are irregular.

Tracking your periods with the Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test Kit is without a doubt the best way to get pregnant when your periods aren’t regular.

The following tips range from step one (start tracking your menstrual cycle) to step five (foods that help regulate periods). “Finding sources of balanced protein can be a challenge for busy women, but it is a must for hormonal balance,” writes Dr Rebecca Booth in The Venus Week. The more balanced your hormones are, the more regular your menstrual cycle will be.

Dr Booth says plant proteins are especially good for enhancing fertility and hormonal balance: almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cheese, hard boiled eggs, soy chips, hummus, canned sardines, and edamame. She offers more tips on irregular periods below — such as eating dark chocolate.

Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

A regular period helps you get pregnant because it alerts you as to when the egg is coming down the chute. If you don’t know where your egg is, you may not know when to send sperm up to greet it! So, if you can regulate your periods, you increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Start tracking your menstrual cycle





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How to Get Pregnant When You Have Irregular Periods

Just how irregular are your periods? Are you getting your period every three weeks, or every three months? A long-term perspective of your cycle will help when you’re trying to get pregnant. You don’t necessarily need a Pregnancy & Ovulation Wheel (though they are helpful); you can simply notes on your own wall calendar or in your BlackBerry.

I track my periods in my daytimer, simply by noting the first day of my period. Then, I go ahead four weeks and make a note that my period is due. This is incredibly helpful when I’m talking to my fertility doctors.

If you have irregular periods, the calendar method isn’t the best way to track your fertile days and get pregnant. Read Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test vs. the Calendar Method.

Make an appointment with a gynecologist

This isn’t the most fun appointment you’ll ever make, but it may be the most important! Even if you haven’t had past problems with endometriosis, fibroids, or uterine abnormalities, your body is changing…and so are your fertility levels. It’s important to get tested if you’ve been trying to get pregnant for over a year, if you’re younger than age 35. If over 35, make an appointment with a gynecologist when you’ve been trying to conceive for six months or more.

Also – learn how to prepare your body for pregnancy.

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You can still get pregnant even though your periods are irregular.

Write down everything you can remember about your periods

Are your periods painful? Clumpy? Light? Thin? Heavy? The more information you can give your gynecologist, the better. Don’t rely on your memory. Write down everything you can about your irregular periods, even if you think it’s insignificant. If you feel embarrassed, keep reminding yourself that gynecologists hear about menstrual cycles and all the gory details all day long. It’s unlikely that you’ll say something they haven’t already heard.

Consider natural ways to cope with irregular periods

In 8 Natural Ways to Regulate Your Period, I describe a variety of – you guessed it – natural ways to regular your period! But don’t just start popping herbal supplements like Black Cohosh or Wild Yam Root. Do some research. Consider acupuncture to balance your homes (you don’t have to consume anything when you do acupuncture).

Above all else, talk to your doctor about taking supplements when you have irregular periods. You want to get pregnant, but you want to be careful about how you go about it.

Eat “fertility foods” that help irregular periods – dark chocolate!

“Chocolate contains flavenoids, which have estrogen-like activity and help improve circulation by reducing platelet clumping, writes Dr Booth in The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age.

Flavenoids also enhance microcirculation in the ovaries and endocrine glands, and increase dopamine (a “feel good” hormone). Not just any old chocolate will do: eat dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa solids.

For more tips on getting pregnant, read 5 Ways to Increase the Chances You’ll Conceive a Baby.

I can’t offer medical advice on getting pregnant when you have irregular periods. The best thing to do is see a gynecologist or fertility doctor in person.

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Getting pregnant when you have irregular periods is a bit more challenging than if you were regular - but it's still possible! It depends on why your periods are irregular.

  17 Responses to “How to Get Pregnant When You Have Irregular Periods”

  1. Thank you all for your comments on how to get pregnant when you have irregular periods! The most important thing is to see a doctor or gynecologist in person, and get tested for health issues that may cause your period to be irregular. If you don’t get what you need, make an appointment with another doctor. Get a second opinion.

  2. If you consume any caffeine on a regular basis, stop doing so now. By learning the levels of this hormone, you’ll know how early can you test for conception and getting pregnant. Ask the salon if you can do a test on an isolated lock of your hair prior to having a full perm done.

  3. Drink lots of water and obtain in some physical fitness. Please DON’T take junk foods as your calorie
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    trimester can produce unpredictable results.

  4. Irregular periods can be a major obstacle to getting pregnant because you don’t know when the egg is ready for the sperm!

    But if you have regular sex, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know when you ovulate. If you have sex every day, then you’re more likely to conceive than if you spend countless hours trying to track your ovulation cycle.

    If you’re having lots of sex but still haven’t gotten pregnant in a year, then it’s time to see a gynecologist about your irregular periods. It’s possible that something is off with your fertility, not just your periods.

  5. Dr.pls help me I want to get pregnant I’m 2yrs married I’m not rrgular period ..I’m 24 yrs old.. pls help me

  6. Ive been trying to conceive for about 5 yrs. Had crazy cycles with ultra heavy bleeding no ovulation.. finally got my thyroid checked and meds.. after another yr still no baby. No normal cycle. Gave up processed food and sugar Started eating whole food diet and taking vitex. Woohoo im having normal periods. Still no baby.. but i know im much closer.

  7. I need help to.get pregnant please someone help me i dont have my period for years now and dont.have medical insurance what can i try that it wont be the price

  8. I would love to hear more about your history im trying yo have a child but i dont have regular periods dont know what else to do

  9. im 21 years old, yes i know im young . but i wont be for long . i have irregular periods sometimes i dont have a period for 4 months at a time . i’ve been with my highschool sweetheart since i was 16 and we never used protection, then i didnt think nothing of it . but now im getting worried because im looking to have a child now &its not happening for me . i wont get pregnant for nothing in the world . i’ve got papsmears and they come back normal so i know i dont have a std or nothing . also when i was abt 16 i had a period tht stayed for about 1 month and i was hospitalized and had to get 2 bags of blood transfered into me . back then my periods came more frequent but stayed long . now my period dont come barely ever and when it do it stays for a lil while . what to do ?????? im stressing myself out . im afraid im infertile .

  10. Dear, my wife period problem. Her last 3 month is no period. Before is 7 to 10 days late but this time is 3 month is no period. My wife is no pregnant. Ple solution and Dr advice.

  11. I GOT MARRIED 2 YEARS BEFORE .I AM MY HUSBAND PLANNED NO BABY FOR 3 YEARS BUT WE CANNOT USE ANY TYPE OF ANTI-PREGNANCY MEASURES .BUT NOW THE PROBLEM ARISES IS MISSING OF MENSTURATION CYCLE WHICH LAST FOR 3 MONTHS.I GET PROPER MEDICATION FOR 3 MONTHS THE PROBLEM GET SOLVED BUT WHEN I COMLETE THE COURSE THE PROBLEM AGAIN ARISES WHICH LAST FOR 2 WEEKS .I HAVE ALREADY HARMONAL PROBLEM AND I ALSO GET TREATMENT FOR VARIOUS DIEASES SUCH AS GUM INFECTION AND OTHER SKIN RELATED PROBLEMS.WHAT CAN I DO KNOW ?CAN I TAKE FURTHER MEDICINES OR NOT?

  12. I’m 27 I have been taking geritol for several weeks now…my last period was March 19th could I be pregnant???

  13. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last 11 years after the death of our first and only child with no luck. After visiting so many doctors with no success of even having my period regulated properly, I had gave up on ever having a child. I have fought depression for the last 11 years with no success. I found a product that I would like to share with anyone who is trying to get pregnant. This product has cleared up my depression restored my husband and my body. I am not having regular periods again and look forward to sharing my good news soon. Try it because it has done what the doctors could not do for me and the product aids in fertility.

  14. I m a married woman, I did marriage on 28th jan 2011. Last one year, I am facing the problem of irregular periods. Before marriage it was continuous,, In jan 2011, my period date was 16th, In feb,, No periods. In march,period date was 8th. In april, my period date was 12th. In May, no periods. In june, period date was 4th, In july, No periods. In august, period date was 7th. In Sep, period date was 7th. In oct, period date was 15th. In Nov, no periods and last period was on 4th Dec 2011, this month i didnt get the period… I m too much tensed about this. I did my all the testes evn reports were normal but still i hv the same condition,, Pls help me

  15. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET PREGNANT FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS AND NO LUCK. I HAVE A 7YR OLD SON BUT IT TOOK ME ABOUT 3YRS TO GET PREGNANT WITH HIM. HE IS MY ONLY CHILD AND I HAVE BEEN HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX SINCE HE WAS BORN. I WANT MORE CHILDREN BUT IT JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN. I’VE HAD IRREGULAR PERIODS SINCE I WAS YOUNGER BUT NOW ITS EVEN MORE IRREGULAR. I SOMETIMES DON’T GET MY PERIOD FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS. I’M 28 YEARS OLD AND FEEL THAT AT MY AGE I SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONCEIVE BUT I FEEL SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG WITH ME! I DO NOT HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE TO BE ABLE TO GET INFERTILITY TESTS DONE.
    A FEW MONTHS AGO I HAD A VAGINAL INFECTION AND HAD MANY TESTS DONE TO FIND THE INFECTION. THERE ON, ALL TESTS SUCH AS: ULTRASOUND, WET MOUNT, CERVIX EXAM, STD TESTING, ETC…ALL CAME BACK EITHER NEGATIVE OR NORMAL. MY OVARIES WERE FINE AND UTERUS ALSO. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO THINK ANYMORE. I NEED SOME PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR SIMPLY JUST A PIECE OF MIND. THANKS…

  16. Dear Bella,

    I think you should go to another doctor, and get a second opinion. Sometimes test results are normal, but that doesn’t mean you’re perfectly healthy! You may have something going on that the test doesn’t measure.

    Whether or not you want to know how to get pregnant, you need to find the cause of your irregular periods. Often, you have to be aggressive and assertive when it comes to your health!

    Blessings,
    Laurie

  17. I have recently went to the doctor to check to see if im fertile and also my period is sometimes 16 days long. The doctor said my results came back normal but I am worried about the long period.

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