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Hi,
I lost my baby at 8 weeks in the beginning of October. I've had a period every month since then but they're really irregular, they range from 22-28 days and I don't think I've been ovulating. I was wondering if there were any ways for me to regulate my cycle quickly? I want to start trying for another baby as soon at possible. I would like to hold off on seeing my doctor so any natural at home ways to regulate my cycle would be really helpful. Any other advice on how to prepare my body for a pregnancy would be really helpful as well.
Thank you,
Kailie

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Hello Kallie from the U.S.,

In general, if the menstrual cycle dating with within 7 days, then we do not consider that irregular.  There can be natural variation in cycles so if your cycles are only varying between 22-28 days, that is within acceptable natural variation.  It also indicates that you are ovulating, but it may not always be on cycle day #14.  Ovulation on a 22 day cycle would be around cd#8.

There are no "natural" methods that I know of to regulate a menstrual cycle.  Sorry.  Wish there was.  If ovulation is a problem, the only treatment option would be to use fertility medications whose specific method of action is to induce ovulation.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program
www.montereybayivf.com

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG

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I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.

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I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

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American College of OB/GYN, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists,Resolve-National Chapter, Open Path - Northern California, Board of Directors Monterey Medical Society

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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wall Street Journal, Monterey Herald, SERMO, Women's Health and Fertility Blog

Education/Credentials
Medical Degree from Stanford University, Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Reproductive Training at Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco

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