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Hi There,

My name is Eileen. I recently got married 12 days ago and started TTC. This will be my 3rd pregnancy. I had my last child in May 2008. My first in January 2007.

I’m 31 years and have the following questions to ask and my storyline summary.

It’s has been almost 10 years since I had my last child. I have off all conception for 14months.

I was on the pill for a year and before that I had the mirena in for 2yrs. Since coming completely off conception my monthly period has been all over the place. For the last 3 months my monthly have been really late. Before I had these real monthly. My period was 23-25 for 3 months, then they started averaging the 26-32 day cycle. Since September they have been 1st was 9 days and the next was 12 days late this one last one was 3 weeks late.

Has anyone has success getting pregnant with an irregular period like mine? If so how did you get pregnant.
What were your complications?
What was the difference between your early 20’s to your 30’s and was the pregnancy a lot harder?
What did your doctor advise you?
I can’t wait to get pregnant, but it feels like it’s going to take a long time this time around.

I recently went to the doctor about my recent late periods and he said he would need to test my husband first before they could do more test on me because it’s easier to test the man first. My husband as no kids as for as he knows, but might have one but is unsure if it is his kids or not.

I’m thinking I may need IVF because of my husband’s age and due to my irregular period.

Before when i had kids my period would range from 26-30days and also continued that after having children.

Thanks for your time and I hope you can answer my questions.

Thanks for your time

Eileen

hey! well, this cycle keeps on making a twist and turns every now and then mostly when you have crossed normal cycle age.
so it's quite common.
and 10 years of a break with the details you have written seems to make all the situations more critical.
had you consulted any of the fertility doctors?
If not then I guess it is peak time to do that.
It is good that you want this third one child for your DH.
age is a huge hurdle in all such circumstances.
and hence I would ask you to look over alternatives if your doctor says so, else you can go on with your natural conceiving.
though IVF is even not a bad selection. it might help you out with conceiving the third one.
and you would have better and early results.
good luck.
I would wish you get to see hope soon.
Hello there, Hope you are doing good. So, I read your story. I think with irregular periods and the age it will be difficult. The pill must have done the damage too. You had your pregnancy a while back. I think you should get the tests done. Because with irregular cycles it is very difficult to ovulate. You should also get the husband checked. The doctor will be able to make a decision easily. You mentioned about IVF. It can be a solution too. In fact, it can help you. It will solve all the issues. You just have to be consistent. And positive of course.
Hey, leenie, ovulation is necessary if you are ttc. You can conceive naturally with irregular periods. My sister menstruated three times in her life. But due to her ovulation, she conceived twice. So, if you are periods have become erratic then its no point of concern. And you are just 30 hun, my aunt conceived at the age 45, naturally. So yeah, it's not impossible!! Moreover, if you have a good ovarian reserve, then there are subtle chances of conceiving naturally. But for that, you need to visit the RE for further recommendation. IVF will work for you as you fail natural conception. Age does matter in falling pregnant but it is not everything. You may have a fine reserve with good quality eggs, then you are not far away from a natural conception.
Sarahsth28 wrote:
Hey, leenie, ovulation is necessary if you are ttc. You can conceive naturally with irregular periods. My sister menstruated three times in her life. But due to her ovulation, she conceived twice. So, if you are periods have become erratic then its no point of concern. And you are just 30 hun, my aunt conceived at the age 45, naturally. So yeah, it's not impossible!! Moreover, if you have a good ovarian reserve, then there are subtle chances of conceiving naturally. But for that, you need to visit the RE for further recommendation. IVF will work for you as you fail natural conception. Age does matter in falling pregnant but it is not everything. You may have a fine reserve with good quality eggs, then you are not far away from a natural conception.

I'm with you. I always keep saying that ovulation is not an exact science! It can occur earlier, later or not at all in any given cycle. Even normally fertile women have the occasional anovulatory period. One should not go down the route of timed intercourse. It can do more harm than good within a relationship. It's obviously better to make love when both feel like it and not just when it's ovulation time. Position is also immaterial. No position is shown to increase conception over another. It's also better not to use temp charting or opks at all if the cycle is consistently irregular. A normal cycle is a cycle length of between 21 and 35 days. (Or if there is less than 4 days of variation from month to month.) If periods are consistently irregular and or painful in nature - one should get this checked out with a dr. If the nature of periods changes over time - this should be investigated as well.
I am so sorry for you. I am trying to conceive for last ten years. I have tried all possible methods like IUI and IVF but I don't have any luck with them. I was hopeless but fortunately, a friend of mine told me about this surrogacy. I have consulted some of the experts and all of them gave me positive views. It is banned in some countries and it is a bit expensive. In USA and Europe is legal and patients are giving positive reviews. Some of the success stories have motivated me this is the reason I am going for it. I hope it would help you too.
I am so sorry for you. I am trying to conceive for last ten years. I have tried all possible methods like IUI and IVF but I don't have any luck with them. I was hopeless but fortunately, a friend of mine told me about this surrogacy. I have consulted some of the experts and all of them gave me positive views. It is banned in some countries and it is a bit expensive. In USA and Europe is legal and patients are giving positive reviews. Some of the success stories have motivated me this is the reason I am going for it. I hope it would help you too.
Hello. I'm glad you came here with your problem. It has only been a very short time. I might get pregnant naturally. Hopefully, you won't need IVF. Just don't be so stressed. Relax and continue TTC. Good luck.
There are too many of the infertility reasons!! Male and female ones. 
Let us start with female ones. Infertility is most commonly caused by problems with ovulation. Some problems stop an egg being released at all, while others prevent an egg being released during some cycles but not others. Ovulation problems can be a result of: PCOS, thyroid problems, premature ovarian failure (where a woman's ovaries stop working before the age of 40). Also scarring from surgery. It can damage and scar the fallopian tubes, which link the ovaries to the womb. Cervical surgery can also sometimes cause scarring or shorten the neck of the womb (the cervix). Yet ones are the cervical mucus problems. When you're ovulating, mucus in your cervix becomes thinner so sperm can swim through it more easily. If there's a problem with the mucus, it can make it harder to conceive. Fibroids in or around the womb can affect fertility. In some cases, they may prevent a fertilised egg attaching itself to the womb. Or they may block a fallopian tube. Endometriosis. It's a condition where small pieces of the womb lining start growing in other places, such as the ovaries. This can damage the ovaries or fallopian tubes.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the upper female genital tract, which includes the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries. It's often caused by a sexually transmitted infection. It can damage and scar the fallopian tubes, making it virtually impossible for an egg to travel down into the womb.
Sterilisation. Some women choose to be sterilised if they don't want to have any more children. This involves blocking the fallopian tubes to make it impossible for an egg to travel to the womb. It's rarely reversible. (And if you do have a sterilisation reversed, you won't necessarily become fertile again!!)
Medicines and drugs. The side effects of some types of medicines and drugs can affect your fertility. One should ask a dr for the meds combination appropriate, or which ones to avoid using. 
I'd been treated for POF via ivf. Adding 1 viable ovary only and low amh levels - successfully) 
Infertility in men includes~
Semen and sperm. The most common cause of infertility in men is poor-quality semen, the fluid containing sperm that's ejaculated during sex. Possible reasons for abnormal semen include the following. A lack of sperm (a partner may have a very low sperm count or no sperm at all
sperm that aren't moving properly. This will make it harder for sperm to swim to the egg.)
Sperm can sometimes be an abnormal shape, making it harder for them to move and fertilise an egg. Many cases of abnormal semen are unexplained. The testicles produce and store sperm. If they're damaged, it can seriously affect the quality of your semen.
This can happen as a result of: an infection of your testicles, testicular cancer , testicular surgery. A problem with testicles one was born with. Injury to testicles. Sterilisation. Some men choose to have a vasectomy if they don't want children or any more children. (A vasectomy can be reversed, but reversals aren't usually successful!!)
Ejaculation disorders. Hypogonadism. It is an abnormally low level of testosterone, the male sex hormone involved in making sperm. It could be caused by a tumour, taking illegal drugs, or Klinefelter syndrome, a rare syndrome where a man is born with an extra female chromosome.
Medicines and drugs. Certain types of medicines can sometimes cause infertility problems.
And finally unexplained infertility.
This is not the whole list of course but I think it does add the former one.
If you have irregular periods then I had the same issue as well. The doctor had me on Provera. That actually really helped me and then I was on Clomid. However, I would suggest that you visit a good specialist and ask them for help. This is something that really matters. A lot of times people ignore this important factor. However, it shouldn't be ignored. Good luck to you.
You are probably right about needing IVF. You can discuss this with your doctor after he is done with the tests. It is hard to conceive with irregular periods, and the age factor also plays a role. I understand such treatments can be expensive. I've found a great place where they do it at very low prices. I applied there for a surrogacy program. You can check it out.
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