I'm 28 years old and over weight. Been trying to get pregnant the last 6 months. Was on birth control pills for a year and stopped at the end of February. My periods have been pretty regular, usually on time at around 33 day cycles, periods lasting no more than 5 days. According to my calendar, I was supposed to get one on September 10th but nothing happened. I had spotting for a few hours at exactly one week later, took a test and it was negative. Spotted again another week later, took a test and it was negative. Is this pregnancy or am I unable to get pregnant?
How was your cycle pattern after stopping the birth control pills? Regular since March? Then, this is a new one and could be due to temporary stress or anxiety. Just wait for 2 or 3 cycles more. But if it is irregular since March ,then you need a consultation.An irregular or scanty cycle signifies you are not ovulating properly and thus,what you need primarily a regular cycle.Reduce your weight and consult your doctor for a regular cycle.That should be the first target.
So why are you not getting pregnant? Both age and weight have a role to play.
At 20 to 24 years old, 87% of couples will be pregnant after 12 months of trying. 3% infertility
At 25 to 29 years old, 78% of couples will be pregnant after 12 months of trying. 5% infertility
At 30 to 34 years old, 63% of couples will be pregnant after 12 months of trying. 8% infertility
What does that mean for you? It takes longer to get pregnant with every year passing. Even though infertility is not a major cause, aging is. After only 6 months of trying, there is no reason to worry. Your doctor will recommend that you go in for some tests after 12 months of trying, but at your age, even 12 months are not unusually long. At 29 about 1 out of every 4 couples take longer than 12 months to make a baby.
Your cycles seems to be pretty normal. 33 days long with 3/4/5 days of flow.
What can you do to increase your chances? Get to a healthy weight, eat healthy, exercise, learn about your cycle and how to know when you are fertile (fertilityfriend dot com). Have fun. Do not make making a baby too stressful. That will just make it more difficult. Sex and intimacy is fun, not a chore. Keep it that way.
I know that getting to the end of the month and having your period is a disappointment, but there is very little that you can do about it then. Enjoy sex and intamacy, keep your relationship happy and healthy, Let your freak out every once in a while to keep the sex hot and interesting.
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