Irregular periods are caused by stress, unbalanced hormones, certain foods, and even the environment. Some things - like the environment - can’t be changed. If you're worried about irregular periods, you can learn how to take control and make certain changes in your life.
Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, author of Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back, is the Adventurous Writer who created She Blossoms and "Quips and Tips." Laurie's degrees are in Psych, Education, and Social Work; she writes in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Your monthly period makes life uncomfortable, socially awkward and even physically painful - but menstruation is surprisingly good for your physical, mental, and emotional health! These benefits of having your period will make you happy to menstruate.
Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa affect every aspect of a woman's health - including her fertility and ability to get pregnant. Can you get pregnant if you have an eating disorder? Do eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa cause infertility?
Not being able to conceive a baby is one of the saddest, most heartbreaking things for a woman. These ideas for coping when you can't have children are from women who know how you feel. They, too, are living without the babies they longed to have.
My gynecologist recommended I get a hysterectomy because my periods weren’t just irregular, I was spotting all the time. He said it’s a simple surgery and I’d feel much better afterward. So, I scheduled the surgery without even thinking, “should I get a hysterectomy?” I didn’t ask the gynecologist any questions — nor did I get a second opinion from another doctor.
One of the most important and saddest moments of my life was making an appointment with a fertility doctor. My husband and I were both almost 40 years old. We'd been trying to get pregnant for over a year. We'd read enough pregnancy books and visited enough infertility websites to recognize the signs of fertility problems.