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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

Hello there. How are you? Look; this is not an easy task. Menstrual cycles are very important. They are your fertility days. They are the best chance to conceive. Had you consulted doctors? Told them your condition? It is important to seek doctor’s advice in such cases. I had read on many places that acupuncture is very helpful in stabling normal cycles. You can try them as well. I hope you all the best. Clair..
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.
Hi, I'm sorry to hear that. It's well known if ovulation is infrequent or absent, fewer eggs are available for fertilization. Also fibroids are benign tumors in the wall of the uterus and are common in women in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids can interfere with implantation of the fertilized egg. Now coming closer to your questions.
Has anyone has success getting pregnant with an irregular period like mine? - NO. I was diagnosed on blocked fallopian tubes time ago. but seems all my entire life was dealing with irregular periods.
What were your complications? - Blocked fallopian tubes. Irregular periods. Egg issues. DH is ok.
What was the difference between your early 20’s to your 30’s and was the pregnancy a lot harder? - I'm currently prego with baby#1. Sadly, cannot compare. I'm 37 yrs oldie.
What did your doctor advise you? - Surgeries. Clomid IUI cycles. Medicated cycles with monitorying. IVF cycles with OE. --Tried everything!! with no luck. Unless used donor egg with IVF at bio texcom.
Hope things are going on better for you. Please, do update. Hugs.
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.
Isn't it kinda funny how we are/were truly all experiencing the same things? My DH told me to quit testing so much 'cause he didn't want me upset. Sweet, but DUH! I was gonna be upset every month that AF comes, not from testing!!! I do think that there is something to the stress thing. Stress makes such a physical impact on our bodies that it just has to affect our fertility in some ways. But I don't think that knowledge is stress! Reading and talking on this site or checking things out on the website doesn't cause stress. Jobs, financial woes, family - that causes stress! So I do think that should be handled in appropriate ways..I know the family always wishes us the best, but sometimes seeing pity in their eyes is just unbearable..I'm super lucky to have extreamelly supportive DH by side. We have each other. I personally think that it's always a stress reliever whatever your story is! Also an opportunity to be among others like you on boards. talking to more people in the same boat with you.- swallowing this fresh breath always helps..
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.
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