When You Can’t Predict Your Periods and Want to Get Pregnant

Written by on August 8, 2011 in Fertility Tips, Getting Pregnant with 8 Comments

When you can’t predict your periods, getting pregnant is trickier! These tips on getting pregnant when you never know when your period is due are inspired by a reader who says…

“I’m married. My periods are not regular, and my husband’s sperm cells are weak. What can I do to get pregnant? Please give me tips for pregnancy.”

Women with regular periods have more control over getting pregnant because they know when the egg is coming down the chute! This is especially important if a man’s sperm is weak, because some fertility doctors believe that too much intercourse can thin out the sperm.

So, my first tip for getting pregnant is to get an ovulation predictor kit. The Clearblue Easy Digital Ovulation Test is the most popular one on the market today. It can help you figure out when you’re ovulating (when the egg is ready for the sperm). You can time intercourse, which will increase your chances of pregnancy.

And here are a few more tips…

How to Get Pregnant When You Can’t Predict Your Periods

My first tip for pregnancy when your period is unpredictable seems to be the most overlooked, most avoided one…

Talk to a fertility doctor or gynecologist

You need to figure out why your periods are unpredictable. Maybe you have fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, or an STD that is wreaking havoc with your hormones. The only way to learn this is to go to your gynecologist and get an in-person test.

You won’t find answers to your personal health questions on the internet; you need to be tested in person to get sound medical advice. The internet is good for general tips, like this article, but not good for personal medical advice.

If you’re nervous about getting gynecological tests, read How to Relax During a Pap Smear.

Try to make your periods predictable

Naturopaths and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that foods and supplements can balance your hormones and make your periods predictable. Don’t look for personal medical advice on the internet; go to a naturopath in person and talk about why your periods aren’t regular and what you can do about them.

Other things that make your period unpredictable are stress, weight gain, weight loss, medications, and an unhealthy lifestyle. Also – make sure you’re getting enough exercise! Exercise helps to stabilize your hormones, which will help make your period more predictable.

Figure out the midpoint of your cycle

Here’s a tip for getting pregnant from the Mayo Clinic:

“Use your day planner or another simple calendar to mark the day your period begins each month. Also track the number of days each period lasts. Ovulation is most likely to occur at the midpoint of your cycle. If you have a consistent 28-day cycle, for example, ovulation is likely to begin about 14 days after the day your last period began. If you have a longer cycle, such as 34 days, ovulation is likely to begin about 20 days after your last period began.” ~ from How to Get Pregnant.

They also recommend having intercourse once a day near the time of ovulation. This can be effective even when you can’t predict your periods, because it’ll ensure a steady stream of sperm is heading towards your eggs.

An ovulation test can help you predict the midpoint of your cycle. Read Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test vs. the Calendar Method.

Encourage your husband to see a urologist or fertility doctor

Did you know that women who want to get pregnant aren’t the only factor in the equation? That’s a confusing way to say that male infertility is responsible for about 33% of problems getting pregnant. It’s not all up to you as a woman to predict your periods and get pregnant — it’s up to the man, too!

Your husband should get a physical checkup, just like you should. He needs to live a healthy lifestyle, exercise, eat the right foods, stay at a healthy weight, and focus on getting pregnant – just like you should! It’s not all about female fertility. Men are equal partners in getting pregnant – even when you can’t predict your periods.

Take fertility supplements?

Acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, hypnotists, and other natural health practitioners say yes, fertility supplements can help women who want to get pregnant.

But conventional health practitioners (fertility doctors with MDs, fertility research scientists, etc) say fertility supplements aren’t necessarily helpful. In fact, many fertility specialists advise against taking supplements when trying fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) because the medications and supplements can interact harmfully.

So, before you take fertility supplements, check with your fertility or family doctor.


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Laurie

For more tips, read How to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy – 5 Fertility Tips.

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  1. Laurie says:

    The best way to predict your periods so you get pregnant is to see a doctor in person. There may be things going on in your body that are affecting your hormones, which affects whether or not you can conceive.

    Articles like this one on predicting your periods are a good start, but to get pregnant you need to talk to a doctor. You need to get examined in person, to see if anything is going on with your body that needs to be taken care of!

    Also…has your partner had his sperm count checked?

  2. Vicky newsome says:

    Hi my name is Vicky I bern trying to conceive but can’t my period is irregular it comes on when it wants I do have a 13 teen year old what is it I can do to regulate my period so I can conceive

  3. Jaime says:

    Vitex can help regulate periods when taken daily. Best effects after 3-6 months. It is shown to be very effective for pcos… it is believed to work by improving ur hormone feedback loop.. really helped me.

  4. Ashley says:

    I have pcos .I need help getting my cycle regular

  5. Laurie says:

    If these tips for predicting your periods so you get pregnant don’t work, then you need to see a gynecologist in person. An in-person examination will help you figure out what you need to do to regulate your periods.

  6. kavitha says:

    i’m 29 year old and had an apendix operation and having irregular period (sometime before the date i get my period and sometime after 40 or 35 days of period) before 4 month i got married. in this 4 month i’m getting my period after 40 days. is thier a way to predict my period so i can get pregnant?

  7. sanaz says:

    i have an irregular period so i bought cyclo digital test to find out my ovulation days but my tempreture is really mix up one day is high and another day is low for example my 2 last peiods was at 5 of month butbefore that it was on 8 th my firs problem is how can i find out my ovulation day because i need baby girl so i should know that help me please

  8. sonsy says:

    I’m 30 yrs. old, Married and have 4 yrs. old daughter. By the way I’m overweight i got 198 lbs. Then I’ll stop taking pills this month. Then I got my menstruation last 3rd of November and end up by 8th of November and that was 6 days of period. Then at the 7th day were have an unprotected sex with my husband. Would it possibly I got pregnant after my menstruation? Could you help me with this situation? Thanks in advance…

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