How to Get Pregnant With Irregular Periods

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1. How Irregular Periods Affect Fertility

For women with regular periods that come once a month that means 12 chances per year of getting pregnant. Really not that many. However, for women who have irregular periods, the chances of getting pregnant become fewer and farther between.

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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.

2. Maintain A Healthy 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.

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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. Similarly, if a woman is underweight, gaining just a few pounds can go a long way towards getting her cycles back on track.

3. Eat A Healthy 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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4. Try A Prenatal

It is important for every woman who is trying to conceive to take a prenatal vitamin in order to bridge any nutritional gaps and to ensure that they are getting all of the important nutrients needed to grow a baby. If a woman gets pregnant while taking a prenatal vitamin, there is a little extra assurance there that the baby will be protected from potential problems, such as neural tube defects which occur in the first few weeks of pregnancy.

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5. Know Your Body

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 is probably one of the best things women with irregular periods can do to help with getting pregnant.

6. Talk To Your Doctor

Finally, women with irregular periods should be able to talk openly and honestly with their doctor to determine 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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Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.