Ten Reasons Why Your Period May Be Irregular

A late or skipped period is often cause for alarm. Am I pregnant? Is something else wrong with me? But you may not need to panic! The average woman has between eleven and thirteen periods per year — but that’s just an average. If your cycle is longer or shorter, that may be normal for you and you don’t need to worry! Here are some common causes for an irregular or skipped menstrual cycle: Pregnancy. Yep, it’s number one according to WebMD. If you think you might be pregnant, treat yourself as if you ARE pregnant until you get things … Continue reading

The Effect of Weight on Fertility

Your weight can have an impact on your fertility. Both overweight and underweight women suffer from irregular periods and a lack of ovulation. If you suspect this problem, see your doctor for an evaluation. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to calculate the individual woman’s weight and height to determine if she has a weight issue that may interfere with fertility. Being significantly overweight can have a negative impact on your menstrual cycle. Obesity is a factor in a common infertility problem known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS don’t ovulate regularly and tend to have very … Continue reading