How to Get Pregnant With Irregular Periods: Conceiving With Irregular Periods

Question: I am married for almost 2 years now, but still no kids. I want to meet a gynecologist, on which day of menstrual cycle should I go to see a gynecologist? Can you give me treatment and suggestion on how to get pregnant while having Irregular Periods?

Answer:

Getting Pregnant with Irregular Periods

Irregular menstrual cycle occurs in almost 10 – 20% of women; menstruation occurring above 30 to 35 days of normal periods is termed to be irregular.

It is extremely frustrating for many women in trying to conceive with irregular periods.

And therefore to find the cause for this irregularity and correct the irregular period is the most effective solution in trying to get conceived.

There are many causes for irregular periods:

  • Polycystic ovarian disease
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Exercise
  • Diet (malnutrition and anemia)

Your doctor may advise you to get following tests: complete blood count, hormone essay for thyroid function, ultrasound of pelvis, blood sugar etc.

Semen examination of your male partner.

Conceiving with Irregular Periods

Following are the steps and tips to get conceived with having irregular periods.

  • Have sexual intercourse every two to three days, even if the ovulation time is not known.
    Having regular sex and frequent sex ensures the presence of sperms in the reproductive tract all the time and this facilitates to fertilize the egg whenever ovulation takes place.
  • Ovulation predictor test strips help to determine hormonal increase in your urine immediately before ovulation. Positive result usually means you will ovulate within 24 hours. Have sexual intercourse during these days.
  • Temperature charting method and fertility monitor are another methods used to monitor ovulation.
  • Correct your diet, eat nutritious diet containing proteins and vitamins and minerals, address your stress level both physical and emotional.
  • Correct anemia by taking iron supplements

Home Remedies To Regularize the Periods

  • Drink juice of bitter gourd
  • Cumin seeds, sesame seeds and honey restore the irregularity of menses.
  • Fennel seeds can be consumed with water; it helps to regulate the cycle.
  • Daily consumption of grape juice restores the periods regularly.
  • Papaya and aloe vera juice also help to start the bleeding.

You can consult your gynecologist at any time.

14 Comments

  1. M R said:

    Hi, I am suffering from PCOD problem is there any permanent solution to avoid that irregular periods, I am 23yrs old not married, this month I am suffering from scanty bleeding so please advise me towards health?

    January 1, 2011
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    • PUP said:

      PCOD is a common condition faced by many young women. If you are obese, try to reduce your weight. This will work in a long way to relieve the symptoms of PCOD. Brisk walking for 45 minutes in the morning will help to balance the hormonal level. This is the simplest solution for PCOD.

      January 14, 2011
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  2. PM said:

    I am suffering from PCOD symptoms from one year. Can you suggest tips to cure it fast? Also I have hormone imbalance. My menses are not regular. I am not married. Will PCOD cause any problem after marriage?.

    November 5, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      If you are obese, first thing required is to reduce your weight. In PCOD, hormone imbalance is a common issue. Late menses, irregular menses is also common. Consult a gynecologist. Usually they give hormone pills to regulate menses for two to three cycles. Usually PCOD after marriage does not cause any problem, but in rare cases it may. Delaying the marriage age is not healthy for a woman who has PCOD.

      November 5, 2012
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  3. PO said:

    For PCOD my doctor has prescribed birth control tablets. I am not married and my age is 22 years. Can you give me some suggestions? Can PCOD affect pregnancy?

    November 21, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      In most cases of PCOD, maintaining ideal weight can reduce the androgen level and increase the chances of fertility. In more than 75% of patients it can restore fertility and ovulation. Here are few things that are useful.
      • If you are overweight, reduce your weight as mentioned above.
      • Exercise: exercising regularly will increase the metabolic activities in the body. It will also reduce your weight.
      • Eat diet which has all essential nutrients. Healthy diet includes lot of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.
      • If you are smoking, than you have to stop it as women who are known to smoke are known to have high amount of androgen than in women who do not smoke.

      November 21, 2012
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  4. PO said:

    Can you please tell me why birth control pills are prescribed in PCOD?

    November 22, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      Birth control pills are hormonal pills. In women who suffer from PCOD, there is an imbalance of hormones. Taking prescribed birth control pills will control this imbalance of hormones.

      November 22, 2012
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  5. AS said:

    I am 25 year old woman. Since last few months my periods have stopped. Doctors have advised me to take medicines to bring back my periods. What should I do?

    November 28, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      Before answering your question I need some more information. Are you married? Is there history of any disease such as thyroid problem etc? First of all, it is necessary to know if you are pregnant if there is history of intercourse. A simple urine pregnancy test will help to detect if you are pregnant. There are many other causes for secondary amenorrhea. Anemia, thyroid problem are few common ones. Meanwhile eating papaya is found effective in bringing back the periods. A tea prepared by mixing red sage, African saffron, chamomile, basil, lemon balm is found to be beneficial. Eating boiled banana flower with curd is also known to bring back stopped menses flow.

      November 28, 2012
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  6. PO said:

    I am suffering from PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). What kind of food should I eat?

    December 3, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      Women with PCOD are at a greater risk of suffering from diabetes, obesity, infertility etc. Optimum diet plan is an effective way to manage PCOD and its related complications. Most of the patients have insulin resistance. The diet should be planned according to the individual requirement. The diet plan becomes successful when the woman has regular periods, looses weight and there is decreased level of insulin.
      • Reduce the intake of sugar, sweets, candies, chocolates etc.
      • Eat more of green leafy vegetables, whole wheat and other foods that have low glycemic index.
      • Eat small meals 6 times in a day instead of three large meals.
      • Drink 8 to 9 glasses of water.
      • Limit trans fats and saturated fats such as whole milk, meat, butter, fried food etc. Prepare your food in monsaturated fats such as olive oil
      • Eat flax seeds, fish, etc.

      December 4, 2012
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  7. AB said:

    I am 32 years old and I have polycystic ovaries. My periods are irregular and very less. I am married since one year and I don’t have a child kindly help. I get my periods with after taking herbal medicines. But after 2 months irregular period starts again. This month I had only two to four drops of period for two days.

    March 14, 2014
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    • PUP said:

      Most women having polycystic ovaries have period irregularity. It is because of hormonal imbalance. If you are overweight, try to reduce your weight. Eat foods that does not cause sudden surge and fall in blood sugar level. Reduce the intake of saturated fats. Limit dairy products. Acupuncture often helps to relieve problems related to PCOS. Lastly exercise regularly. Aerobics, cycling, pilates etc whatever you like. It helps to reduce weight and brings stability in hormones.

      March 18, 2014
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