One of the most common questions which our patients ask us is whether they can get pregnant with an irregular menstrual cycle? Yes, you can but it will be difficult as compared to women who have a regular menstrual cycle. So, it does not mean that you cannot conceive. If you face problem getting pregnant naturally then fertility treatment options like IVF can help the couple to get pregnant. But let’s first understand how pregnancy and periods are related to each other.
The relation between periods and conception
Having your menstrual cycle on time means the functioning of the reproductive system is proper and in place. But sometimes, it is very difficult to understand the reproductive system of women.
Once your monthly menstrual cycle starts the egg is developed in the ovaries. The egg keeps getting matured inside the follicles for around 12 to 14 days (it may vary). As the egg gets matured they are released by the ovaries. The entire process is known as ovulation. The egg which is released is there for around 12 to 24 hours. The chances of fertilization will increase if you have intercourse with your partner within five days once the ovulation process has taken place. This is because for five days the sperm can stay alive inside the woman’s reproductive tract. As the sperm meets the egg, you to conceive.
After that, the embryo is formed t implant itself on the uterine lining. This process is called endometrium and for 10 to 15 days it keeps getting thicker. If you get pregnant then the embryo will implant itself on the lining within 10 days and various changes will happen in your body. Your body will start preparing itself for the pregnancy. In case, if fertilization does not happen then the progesterone hormone will drop and then this will make the uterus to shed it’s lining (endometrium). Your monthly cycle indicates that the uterine lining is being shed. After that, the same process starts again. You should visit the best IVF centre in India to get the treatment.
Is it possible to conceive without menstruation?
Many women who are experiencing the issue of the irregular menstrual cycle or sometimes it is completely absent. There are many reasons for irregular cycle such as hormonal imbalance, PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), health-related problem, and overweight.
But you should not worry as IVF treatment can solve the issue of the irregular menstrual cycle. This means it can pretty much solve different issues and it is the best option for Infertility Treatment.
When you first visit the fertility specialist they will examine the root cause of the problem of the irregular menstrual cycle. As every patient case is different and how their body will respond to the entire process will vary. For this, they will create a personalized plan for you which will suit your need. During the treatment, the patient is given injectable gonadotropin hormones. The hormones are given at a specific schedule, which is designed according to the hormonal production of your body. It is important that eggs should be produced in a good amount and they should be of the best quality. For this, the women are given FSH ( Follicle-stimulating hormone) as they help in developing the egg follicles. To prevent ovulation additional medications are given to the patient. One the eggs are matured enough they are given the injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). After that, the eggs are retrieved from the ovaries so that they can be used for the further IVF process.
The eggs which are retrieved they will be kept with sperm so that they can get fertilized. Once the fertilization is done, the embryo is formed and they will be transferred back to the woman’s reproductive tract. This is how IVF treatment helps the women to conceive even with the issue of the irregular menstrual cycle.
Moreover, the IVF treatment is best because during the treatment your health is continuously monitored. In case, if the egg reserve is very low then the option of donor egg is available with IVF. The doctor will also take a blood test and different ultrasound which helps in predicting the exact time of ovulation. Additionally, IVF also addresses the issue of male fertility and the problem of blocked Fallopian tube.
If you are facing problem then you should visit our fertility center. The doctors are board certified as well as highly experienced and qualified. They will understand your problem and we also make sure you feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure.