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Irregular menstrual cycles

The menstrual cycle is a very sensitive thing and can become irregular for a number of reasons. For tips on regulating your cycle go to irregular cycle remedies

Please note that the following information applies to natural cycles - that is, if you are not taking the Pill or other hormonal contraception. Whilst some of the following factors can affect a Pill cycle, it is not always so. 

Irregularity also falls into 2 categories:

Naturally, a delayed period can indicate pregnancy so you may want to clear that option by taking a pregnancy test.

What can be done about irregularity?

If you are experiencing bouts of irregularity, you need to examine your lifestyle. Review the causes listed above:

Another note on pregnancy .

Unconscious desires to have children are a huge factor in unwanted pregnancies and play a determining factor in your fertility.

It is important to be really clear about whether you want to fall pregnant or not.

A good way to determine this is to approach your fertility on a monthly basis. That is, each month as you finish bleeding affirm to yourself whether this month you want to fall pregnant or not?

Taking a monthly approach often clarifies unconscious desires , for example that amorphous "I'd like to be pregnant one day" wish that women often have in the back of their mind. By approaching fertility monthly you can consciously say "I want to stay infertile this month" Or "yes, I want to be fertile this month".

And because it is only a month at a time, you know that you aren't ruling out the possibility of having children forever and you lessen the risk of playing Russian roulette. Of course always use reliable contraception.

An example from my own life that highlights this point: after I had my first child, I had always said to myself "when my son is 18 months old, I will fall pregnant again" because I figured 2.5 years was a good gap between children. Anyway, when my son turned 18 months old, I was working part time and had forgotten all about my promise to myself. I had been using a diaphragm during the time since the birth of my first son, and it was working great. But at that 18 th month point, I fell pregnant- diaphragm and all, and I know it was because I had not reviewed my pregnancy intention. My body was just working on the programming that I had given it.

Ok so you've reviewed all these factors, what else can you do?

Connecting to the moon is the simplest and most effective way of sorting out minor menstrual irregularities. The moon rules the menstrual cycle and can be used to bring your body back into rhythm.

Check out our lunar fertility reports - individually customised to you, giving you the information you need to regulate you cycle and maximise you conception or contraception needs.

Written by Nadia MacLeod