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Any success stories conceiving despite irregular periods?

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Happyagain75 Fri 26-Sep-08 21:43:47

I came off the pill in spring 2007 and 18 months on have just had my first period.

I tried acupuncture/chinese earlier this year; I know its helped others but clearly wasn't for me.

After months of trying to eat well, taking gentle exercise, I've just had my first AF, which has made me so happy.

I don't want to wait so long for another - does anyone have any tips for regularising periods? Has anyone conceived despite irregular AF's - would love to hear success stories...

littlemissmischief Fri 26-Sep-08 22:14:13

Hey Happyagain75 - I have always had irregular periods ranging from going a year without one to having a period for 6 months non stop! Finally was diagnosed with Endometriosis and was told it would be very difficult to concieve naturally. Then I got with my DP and got pg after 3 weeks!! He is now nearly 2 and since having him my periods have got alot better although are still not what you would call regular. Am now ttc number 2 but taking a little longer this time. grin

Tobermory Fri 26-Sep-08 22:24:19

I thought i too had irregular periods, then I read your post...bimey!
When TTC mine ranged from a 'normal ish' 36 to 128 days. After my longest cycel of 128 days, i conceived the following month and DD is now 16 months. Wll be trying again in a year or so.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 27-Sep-08 07:36:31

I have conceived despite irregular periods but it was a difficult time. I also needed help from a subfertility unit.

I would also try and determine exactly why the irregular periods are happening in the first place. There is always a reason why this happens - in my case PCOS was to blame. Both this and thyroid problems must be checked for.
There is no real evidence to suggest that the pill is responsible for failure to ovulate - what the pill can do though is mask symptoms of any underlying hormonal imbalance.

Having irregular periods makes you more likely not to be ovulating regularly, if at all.

I would suggest you have a blood test done to see what your hormone levels are like and also seek a referral to a gynae at a subfertility unit.

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