(Closed) Long Irregular cycles = Pregnancy? POLL!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Ladies with Long/ Irregular cycles: How long did it take you to conceive?
    1 cycle : (11 votes)
    25 %
    2-4 cycles : (10 votes)
    23 %
    5-6 cycles : (1 votes)
    2 %
    7-9 cycles : (4 votes)
    9 %
    10+ cycles : (5 votes)
    11 %
    We used Meds (please post below!) : (1 votes)
    2 %
    AND we did it Au Naturale : (12 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’m on my phone so I can’t post my chart, but I o’d on cd 29 when we got ku. I went over 6 months without a period over the summer. We never would have been successful if it weren’t for charting and supplements. Are you taking anything? My doc recommended vitamin d and vitex to regulate. It is definitely possible! Good luck!!!

    Post # 4
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I was a lazy charter so I can’t show you anything! But I used it to avoid pregnancy for two years with crazy irregular cycles. They ranged from two (obviously anovulatory) to eight weeks during that time. The first month that my husband told me that we would just stop trying to avoid, I got pregnant. Of course, because he told me that, I completely stopped paying attention to my body and just assumed I had a long cycle and didn’t test until I was 8 weeks! So I wouldn’t recommend that! 

    The most important thing about getting pregnant with irregular cycles is making sure that you ovulate. You obviously do so I wouldn’t expect it to cause any problems! Good luck!

    Post # 6
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    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @FreckledFox:  Yes, me! I had ridiculous cycles, and I mean like a period once in every 4 months or so. It took us approx 4 months of trying to get pregnant! I must have been ovulating without periods.

    Post # 8
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Apologies if you guys have heard this story before, but I seriously thought I’d be infertile. Before BC, I had about 6 periods a year, and thought I might have PCOS. I went off BC and was pregnant in 3 weeks. I WAS SHOCKED!

    Pleasantly so, but still! We totally were not expecting it.

    Post # 9
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    1040 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Took us two full years off BC, charting, temping and using naturopathic medicine to get pregnant with my crazy cycles. But I know that others have had much greater success earlier on. As long as you know when you’re ovulating, I think you’ve got the same chance as everyone else (just less often!)

    Post # 10
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    1272 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We tried for nearly 12 months of irregular cycles (28-44 days) before I started going to a Naturopath. Got pregnant after 15 months TTC, now 11 weeks 3 days πŸ™‚

    I was charting, and my charts made it look like I was ovulating, but a blood test done about 8 months in actually had my progesterone at 24.5 (and it needs to be 30+ to confirm ovulation, using the Australian measurements – different measurement in US). Unfortunately my GP just looked at the ‘normal range’ for LP, and mustn’t have known that mine was too low, so didn’t do anything about it, and I was using US websites to check the numbers so it looked fine. It wasn’t until I went to an OBGYN that she said I mightn’t have ovulated that month… (or ever, I think, seeing as once I did start I could feel ovulation pains I’d never had before). Not that she did anything about it.

    Anyway, after about 6 weeks of Naturo treatment I had my blood checked again and my Prog was up to 29.7, and I got pregnant three cycles later.

    My Naturo changed my diet to improve blood flow and circulation, changed my pre-natals to include more B vitamins, and MOST importantly, gave me a herbal mix with liquid vitex in it. I had a 47 day cycle which had just started when we started treatment, then two 31 day cycles, and then ovulated on CD19 and got pregnant.

    Personally, if you want to go the supplement route and you can afford it, I’d recommend seeing a Naturopath rather than self-prescribing. They can tell you what you need and what is too much. Plus, they usually have access to much better versions of supplements (pretty sure we can’t get liquid vitex here in Aus, only tablets, and I’ve read that liquid is better). And she could adjust my mix whenever I needed.

    Oh, another bonus that my Naturo thinks is related, is that my morning sickness has been minor – she thinks it’s because I detoxed before I got pregnant (not sure if that’s true – but I certainly felt healthier!!).

    I think you can still see my charts here if you want to see my cycles, they sound just like yours: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/hamikay

    All the very best!!!

    Post # 11
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    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My cycles were long (like, 30-39 days), and we got twins the first cycle of NTNP. I was certain we’d need a good 6-12 months of trying and possibly some drugs to stabilise things, which is why we were a little shocked when it happened so fast. The midwife actually didn’t believe me when I told her my LMP date! So… yes, it’s definitely possible. 

    ETA: if you’re worried, you could always go see your doctor to find out why your cycle is long and irregular. Might help things along if they spot something now, especially if it’s not easily fixable. 

    Post # 12
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    2402 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I always had long, irregular cycles before going on the pill. After getting off bcp, my first two cycles were 36 and 34 days, I think. So not terribly long, but longer than a lot of women. 

    I became pregnant on the 3rd cycle off bcp, and I ovulated on CD17 that month which is pretty early for me.

    Post # 13
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    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @FreckledFox:  Thank u!! All is well and I’m due in 2.5 weeks.

    I wish you all the best. I know how hard it is with long irregular cycles. I really receommend charting and using OPKs if you can face it. Mine showed ovulation without periods.

    Good luck!!x

    Post # 15
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    1652 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @FreckledFox:  Oh sorry! I should have read more carefully back πŸ™‚ doh! That’s excellent, very best of luck to you, looking forward to seeing your news when it comes! πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
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    1272 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @FreckledFox:  haha, no worries, I was wary of naturopaths to begin with too. but then over time I became more wary of doctors, medicines (which can have some non-TTC-friendly side effects for some people) and laparoscopic surgery just to “have a look around”. πŸ™‚ But LOTS and LOTS of women have got pregnant that way too, so it’s whatever you feel comfortable with. All the very best on your journey πŸ™‚

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