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Menstrual cycles can differ from each woman to the next and it is even common to experience cycle irregularity at some point. However, when you’re trying to become pregnant, this unpredictability in ovulation can be a significant roadblock. We’ll help you address the causes of these irregular periods and/or menstruation so you can see success in your fertility journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Phase of the Menstrual Cycle Is Associated with Fertility?
The entire menstrual cycle is to prepare the body for pregnancy. During ovulation, around day 14 of a 28-day cycle, hormone levels change to regulate the release of a mature egg from the ovary. Conception is successful if sperm fertilizes the egg and it attaches to the lining of the uterus.
When Are You Most Fertile During Your Menstrual Cycle?
Pregnancy is possible during the “fertility window” of a woman’s menstrual cycle. The length of this window varies among women, but it is when the egg is released from the ovary and the five days preceding that release. This time period is the best time to try for pregnancy.
What Part of Menstrual Cycle Is Least Fertile?
The fertility window (see above) varies from woman to woman, but one easy way to check your chances of conceiving is to track your periods. This can help you know when you are fertile. However, lifestyle changes and experiencing irregular periods can make tracking less effective. Consult your doctor for alternative methods for checking fertility.
Can Irregular Periods Cause Infertility?
Irregular periods do not cause infertility but having unpredictable menstrual cycles can make it more difficult to conceive. Consult your doctor if your periods have been irregular (lasting longer than 35 days or shorter than 21 days) for three or more months. Menstrual or period irregularity can be an indicator of ovulation issues, a hormone imbalance, or thyroid issues.
When Do You Ovulate with Irregular Periods?
You ovulate about 14 days before the start of your period. While that timing is always true, having irregular periods can make it difficult to know what day to count back from. It’s a good idea to track your periods so you can notice patterns and so your doctor can better diagnose any underlying issues. Irregular periods may also indicate an issue with ovulation, so it’s important to check with your doctor.
Can You Get Pregnant with Irregular Periods?
Yes, you can get pregnant with irregular periods. Having irregular periods makes it more difficult to conceive.
How to Get Pregnant with Irregular Periods
There are many ways you can increase your chances of getting pregnant if you have irregular periods. There are some medications and treatments your doctor may recommend, but natural therapies such as acupuncture and taking Chinese herbal medicine can help regulate your menstrual cycle and also address the root causes of irregular periods. You may also find that some simple lifestyle changes like lowering stress levels and avoiding excessive exercise can help with irregular periods.
How to Get Pregnant with PCOS and Irregular Periods
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormone disorder and one of the most common causes of infertility for women in their reproductive years. This hormone condition creates ovulation issues, making it more difficult to conceive. Your doctor can recommend treatments for PCOS and you can also make lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet can help improve irregular periods.
How to Track Ovulation with Irregular Periods
Since tracking your periods on the calendar can be tricky, predicting ovulation with irregular periods can be difficult. Some other ways to track ovulation include tracking your basal body temperature, checking cervical mucus, and using ovulation predictor kits. Discuss tracking methods with your doctor to see what can work best for you.
Can Acupuncture Help to Regulate My Menstrual Cycle?
Yes, acupuncture can help to regulate your menstrual cycle! Acupuncture helps stabilize the entire monthly cycle by rebalancing the hormone levels in the body. Treatment works to address the root causes of irregular menstrual cycles, such as low blood quantity, iron deficiency, anemia, and low blood sugar.
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