It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Women's Health Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-15-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14
dugzgirl HB User
Getting pregnant with irregular periods

Looking for some advice here. I'm 30 years old and have always had irregular periods (except for when I was on birth control pills). I've been off of the BCP for a year now and my periods are even more irregular than they were before I went on the pill. Starting to be 8-10 weeks between cycles. Normally, that wouldn't really bother me except that my husband and I would like to get pregnant. How do you know when or even if you are ovulating? It's really frustrating because I want to get pregnant, but I don't want to wait several years. As I said, I'm already 30 and I'm sure not getting any younger.

If anyone else has been through this and/or has any tips, words of advice, comforting thoughts...please share!

 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 10
TexasMom73 HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

I myself am 30 & trying for my 3rd child but have irregular periods! I know your frustration. We've been trying for 4 yrs now.
Have you ever tried charting your temperature? It's really not all that hard to do. If you do a search for places to chart your BBT you will come up with places to keep track of your temps & you'll learn lots! Most of the places that allow you too chart online also have message boards & you will learn tons of helpful imformayion on how to tell when your fertile. They will teach you how to track your cervical position, cervical mucus, & your temps will teach you alot about when to expect ovulation/Aunt Flow. I hope some of this imfo helpped?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 02-16-2004, 01:47 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,951
index.html HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

If you're really wanting to get pregnant and are only having periods every 8-10 weeks, I wouldn't waste time trying to get pregnant on my own. I'd go ahead and talk to my GYN about it.

 
Old 02-17-2004, 01:15 AM   #4
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 475
abbygirl2 HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

I got pg after trying for 7 months. My periods came every 3-4 months or whenever they feel like it. My sister went a year without a period, but then a month after starting thyroid meds, she was pg.
However, the best way to go about it is probably to talk to a gyn about it, and try to get regular periods, and of course doing your own work(charting etc) I did all that but wasn't commited enough to it, so it didn't really help me. I am sure I didn't offer you much help, just wanted to let you know it IS possible. Good luck,

 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:36 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14
dugzgirl HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

Quote:
Originally Posted by index.html
If you're really wanting to get pregnant and are only having periods every 8-10 weeks, I wouldn't waste time trying to get pregnant on my own. I'd go ahead and talk to my GYN about it.
He already knows I've been having the problems with irregularity and my annual appointment is March 2nd. He said we would talk about options when we got together. I really don't want to go on fertility medicine because I'm afraid of the multiple births. Not necessarily twins, but more than that is scary. I actually would love to have twins. My aunt had twins, so I know what having twins entails. I'm not crazy. I promise.

Anyway, hopefully we'll exhaust other options first. I bought a basal thermometer and an ovulation checker yesterday to see if I'm even ovulating. If I'm ovulating regularly, I should be fertile in about a week. We'll see.

 
Old 02-17-2004, 08:21 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 517
Dianek HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

I had irregular periods for most of my life until a few years ago when I suddenly have been straightened out...I'm perimenopausal and as regular as clockwork.

I had two pregnancies, so yes, it is very possible. Had trouble conceiving my second baby for four years until I did the basal body temp and I hit the bullseye the first month! I did take clomid a few years later in hopes of having baby #3, but no luck then. Of course, by then I was 35 so age maybe had something to do with it.

 
Old 02-17-2004, 08:23 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3,326
Blastoff9600 HB UserBlastoff9600 HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

Multiples is actually not as common on fertility drugs as we are lead to believe. Take Clomid for example(it is the most common and first used fertility drug) it only has between a 5 to 10% chance of one getting pregnant with mulitiples. Heck the odds of pregnancy each month are higher than that.
A good book you should rea dit Taking Charge Of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. It has tons of great info and you can have some really great questions and such to ask your doctor that way you can see if he is the right doctor to handle any fertility issues. Trust me just because he is a doctor you trust doesnt mean he will know how to help you if you need it.
__________________
Married 3/25/95
DS 13 yr
DS 8 yr (3+ yrs ttc)
TTC #3 since 01/02

 
Old 02-17-2004, 08:08 PM   #8
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 66
LMS1306 HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

I have always had irregular periods, ranging from 10-14 weeks. When my husband and I decided to start a family, I went straight to my doctor to make sure everything was o'k. My doctor ran the standard hormone tests to check to see everything was o'k. Everything was o'k, but she decided before she sent me to a specialist, to have my husband's sperm tested to ensure everything was o'k there. Before he even had a chance to have the test I discovered I was pregnant. I fell pregnant in the first cycle we didn't use contraception. I was 6 weeks pregnant, and 12 weeks since my last period. Therefore the doctor said it must have been about 6 weeks before I ovulated, making that cycle 12 weeks.

Good luck to you. I hope you are as fortunate as I was.

Last edited by LMS1306; 02-17-2004 at 08:08 PM.

 
Old 02-20-2004, 09:13 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 14
dugzgirl HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

Just posting to bring this back up. I appreciate all the information I'm getting and would like more if anyone cares to give their input!

 
Old 05-14-2004, 04:28 AM   #10
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 709
cee27 HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

sorry for the post

Last edited by cee27; 07-23-2004 at 05:27 AM.

 
Old 05-15-2004, 03:46 PM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 6
LizzardQ HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

For those of you that posted saying that you have irregular periods, did your doctors ever tell you why your periods were irregular? I had a scary episode last week (I posted regarding the severe pain I had that coincided with my last period) that prompted me to do some research online. I went off the pill about a year ago, and my periods have been really irregular this entire year. I never really thought it was anything to be concerned about, but thru my research I realized that usually irregular periods are a sign that somethings not right. My husband have been trying this entire year, but no luck.

I have my doctors appointment on Thursday to talk to her about this, but I would really like your input about what you guys think. Does having irregular periods mean something is definitely wrong? What causes irregular periods? I know there are always exceptions, but is medical intervention usually necessary in order to get pregnant?

Any thoughts would be appreciated!!!

 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:58 AM   #12
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 709
cee27 HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

. My doctor said women with irregular periods are most likely to have a miscarriage.

Last edited by cee27; 07-23-2004 at 05:27 AM.

 
Old 05-09-2007, 09:43 AM   #13
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: milwaukee, wi usa
Posts: 3
salena87 HB User
Thumbs up Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

Just because your periods are irregular doesnt mean nessecarily that there is anything wrong. My periods have been irregular all of my life, with the exception of the time i was taking BC. My doctor told me that the reason they are irregular is because every month your ovaries are supposed to switch and dispurse the eggs. Thats why sometimes you only cramp on one side or some periods are alot easier and less severe then others. This could mean that one of your ovaries is less active then the other. Not that its completely messed up, just less active. This doesnt mean you dont ovulate. AND also ladies check and make sure you are not a nehmic. (Low iron in your blood) this too can cause irregular periods. My periods used to come 6 times a year growing up. Now they only come 4 times. The only reason it will be harder for me to become pregnant is because I dont have that set schedule every month. But if you take your bbt and monitor everything correctly (just a little more work) then you should be okay.

 
Old 05-09-2007, 10:03 AM   #14
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3,326
Blastoff9600 HB UserBlastoff9600 HB User
Re: Getting pregnant with irregular periods

Selena you might want to look at the date of the original post it is over 3 years old.
__________________
Married 3/25/95
DS 13 yr
DS 8 yr (3+ yrs ttc)
TTC #3 since 01/02

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Pregnant or Symptoms from stopping the pill? DMac912 Pregnancy-Teen 4 09-28-2009 10:08 PM
Getting tested for PCOS shynee32 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 6 09-24-2009 11:11 AM
Amenorrhea after getting off progestin only birth control (Micronor) ovi27 Birth Control 0 02-11-2009 06:35 PM
Getting pregnant problems JOLEYTHOMASXX Infertility 10 02-15-2008 05:48 PM
Stopped BCP, crampin & brown/pink discharge.Pregnant? catam Birth Control 4 04-01-2007 12:38 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Alesse
Diflucan
Flagyl
Ibuprofen
Motrin
  Naproxen
Provera
Tylenol
Vicodin Yasmin




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



STLouisgal (48), Kszan (40), Titchou (30), twohands (23), janewhite1 (14), Seraph (13), sjb (12), solofelix (10), Vanilla Kiss (10), slenderella (9)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (856), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (770), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:59 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!