Many women have irregular periods and still find that they can conceive. In some cases, conception may take a little longer as you may not ovulate so frequently.
This means it can be useful to know when you are at your most fertile. Consider keeping a diary of your periods. You may find that even though your periods are irregular, there is still some sort of pattern to them.
You may also find it helpful to keep notes of changes to your cervical fluid; this can help you predict your fertile time.
Some women, however, may have a very confusing pattern of cervical mucus. A fertility-awareness trained nurse may be able to help you.
- Macdonald S, Magill-Cuerden J, Mayes’ midwifery, fourteenth edition, Edinburgh Bailliere Tindall Elsevier, 2012
- Falcone T, Hurd W, Clinical reproductive medicine and surgery: a practical guide, New York Springer, 2013
This week is National Fertility Awareness Week. Here at Tommy’s we get calls and emails from women and men regarding fertility on a daily basis.
Your ability to conceive should not be affected by exercise unless you are over-exercising and becoming underweight.
A lot of people worry about getting pregnant after the pill but it should have little or no effect on the ease or speed of conception.