Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

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Most women do not understand just how technical getting pregnant is. If you have regular periods that come once per month, you only have twelve chances a year to get pregnant. . However, for women who have irregular periods, the chances of getting pregnant become fewer and farther between. Having irregular periods does not mean that you cannot get pregnant. It just means that you need to try a little bit harder and pay close attention to your body in order to maximize your chances. Keep reading for some tips on getting pregnant with irregular periods.

1. Watch Your Weight

Most women do not know that weight is a key factor in fertility and hormone levels, which affect menstrual regularity. If you are overweight, it can wreak havoc on the processes of the body. This is especially true if you suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. Losing as little as five or ten pounds can help restore cycle regularity and get periods back on track. It is amazing what losing a little bit of weight can do for fertility if a woman is overweight.

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2. Keep An Eye On Diet

Diet is also a very important part of fertility. Eating lots of unhealthy, processed junk foods can be detrimental to your health and the processes of the body. A healthy diet filled with full fat dairy (full fat dairy is better for fertility), whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean meats can really help with fertility and cycle regularity.

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3. Track Your Cycles

Another important aspect of getting pregnant with irregular periods is to know your body. Just because you are not having a period does not mean you are not ovulating, and just because you are not ovulating does not mean you are not menstruating regularly.

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Using an over the counter ovulation predictor kit is a great way for women with irregular periods to find out if they are ovulating and able to get pregnant. This can give you a day by day indication of whether or not you are ovulating and can make things much easier.

4. Speak To A Doctor

Finally, women with irregular periods should be able to talk openly and honestly with their doctor to figure out exactly what is causing their irregular periods and to make sure that there are no underlying issues. Your doctor may also be able to give some helpful advice or tips on getting pregnant with irregular periods depending on your medical history and family history as well. Just because a woman has irregular periods does not mean that she will not be able to have a healthy pregnancy.

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Dr. Lynette Weiss, MD

Dr. Lynette Weiss is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician and Scientific Director. She is certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.