Are you planning a pregnancy, but have irregular periods? Read about what a fertility expert has to say.
Having a regular period is one sign that your reproductive organs are functioning normally. An important part about menstruation, other than the fact that it provides the body with the hormone estrogen, is that it prepares the body for pregnancy each month.
The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long in adults and 21 to 45 days long in teens. However, not every woman has a regular menstrual cycle.
An irregular menstrual cycle or period is common among both teens and adults, and is usually not a problem. Other than the inconvenience of getting a period when you are not expecting it, though, irregular periods can also make getting pregnant harder.
But what women need to know is that it is not impossible to get pregnant with irregular periods – you just need to plan a little bit more.
theAsianparent has talked to Dr. Chieng of Virtus Fertility Centre Singapore about pregnancy and irregular periods.
Dr Chieng is a fertility specialist, and can assist couples (with both male and female infertility) struggling to conceive. His special areas of interest include Male Infertility, Reproductive Microsurgery, Fertility Preservation, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Keep reading for Dr. Chieng’s answers to our questions on the next page.