Post # 1
My husband and I are TTC and I am wondering if it is normal for each cycle to be a different length? So far this year, mine have been 27 days, then 31, then 28, then 31. I’ve never been on any birth control. Is this normal or should I be worried? The few friends I’ve talked to about it are on BC and their period comes on the same cycle day each month so they haven’t been able to help me much! I’ve only been tracking the last 4 cycles even though I’ve had my period since I was 10 (for 16 years!) so I’m not sure if I’ve always been this way or what. I’m starting to temp/chart this month to see if I can figure things out! Thanks for any help!
Post # 2
Personally, I wouldn’t worry about it, it’s just a few days. For reference, my period would also diff within the range you described, and I’m pregnant now. One of my close friends had a cycle that could span up to 45 days, and she also managed to conceive – although it took her a little longer as it was more difficult to figure out when she would ovulate.
Do you have an app that you can use to keep track by the way? I used MyCalendar and thought it was great to get a better understanding of when things were happening.
Post # 3
I’m pretty sure what you are describing is still considered normal, since it is within a few days. I think irregular is when one cycle is like 27 days, the next 45, then 30…at least, that’s what I have been told/read. Mine is between 28 and 30 days and my doctor was not concerned about it at all (because I wondered the same thing you did a few months ago!).
Post # 4
Monthly cycles aren’t as exact as we tell ourselves they are. It doesn’t take much to put you off or on a day or two late/early. Stress, what you eat, when and how you exercise, and non-BC medication can affect your timing. A cycle that is problematically irregular is when you spend upwards of 3 months without a cycle.
Post # 5
thank you for your responses, I feel a lot better now 🙂 I have not been using an app yet but downloaded FF to start using now that I am temping! I guess I’m just extra paranoid because we have not been using any protection for the last 4 years and I haven’t gotten pregnant (Withdrawl method only!) We have only actually been trying for 2 cycles now so I just need to relax and give it time!