One of the main reasons women struggle to become pregnant is because of irregular periods. Some women struggle with this issue because of a medical condition they have and others simply have a hormonal imbalance. Regardless of the cause of the irregular periods, there are some pretty fantastic ways to treat the condition. But, sometimes learning more about your body can help you determine the best treatment option.
HOW DOES THE BODY WORK?
Every month a woman’s body goes through a specific cycle. For some women, this cycle last 27 days. But, for others, the cycle is either shorter or longer than this. The important thing is to know when you are ovulating. To determine this, you will want to use either a basal thermometer or an ovulation predictor kit to track your cycle.
At the beginning of your cycle, your body will begin preparing for pregnancy. It will stimulate the ovaries to mature an egg and grow your uterine lining. When your egg is ready, your ovaries will be stimulated to release the egg, which will pass through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus. At this point, the egg will wait for sperm to fertilize it.
If the egg is fertilized, it will attempt to attach to the uterine lining. However, if the egg isn’t fertilized, it will expire and the lining will shed. This is when the woman’s period will begin. Naturally, this is a fairly complicated process, which means simple things can disrupt the cycle easily.
CORRECTING THE ISSUE
For most women, treating an irregular period is simple. There are prescriptions and supplements available that help to regulate hormones and treat conditions that could cause them to become irregular. One of the most popular is Clomid. This is a drug that virtually forces the body to begin ovulating.
Clomid is a great drug because it is taken orally and is really easy to use. It is also fairly inexpensive when you compare it to other fertility drugs. This is great because most insurance policies don’t cover the drug and couples are forced to pay for them on their own.
However, for some women who have severe medical conditions causing irregular periods, treating the condition is the best option. All medical conditions should be treated properly before you try to become pregnant because this can help your pregnancy be healthier. However, sometimes you will not be able to become pregnant at all until your condition is treated and you are ovulating consistently and regularly.