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Hello me and my boyfriend are trying for a baby it's been already 5 months now and everytime we try it's just in vain . My period is irregular everytime it does not come on the same date and I do not know when do I ovulate . Why is it so ?


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replied May 18th, 2013
Fertility Answer A43451
Hi,
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For pregnancy to result, it is important that you have regular periods (indicative of regular and periodic ovulation), and if you are trying for pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough evaluation to look for underlying cause for irregular periods and get started on appropriate treatment to help you regulate your periods. On an average, women get pregnant within 3-4 months of trying. If you have been trying for pregnancy and have not been successful within 6 months or 1 year of trying, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal derangements, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility (especially rule out acrosomal protein defect if all other parameters are normal). Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. If required, or if 3-5 cycles of conservative treatment fails, option of IVF or ICSI should be considered to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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