“Could I become pregnant?”
Female | 32 years old
Medications: Asthma pump
Conditions: Heart mumour, one kidney
Regular cycles just mean you are probably ovulating. However, you need hormone tests, ultrasound, and your partner needs sperm test.
Seang Lin Tan, MBBS, FRCOG, FRCSC, FACOG, MMed (O & G), MBA
Another technique is to ‘pee on a stick’; this means an over-the-counter ovulation stick similar to a urine pregnancy test. They are available at the dollar store, but your dollar store may be out of stock during the COVID-19 lockdown or not open, so call around and get the best price. It also means that you need to start checking a few days before mid-cycle until you see a definite change or + ovulation on the stick.
Both of these techniques can be done at home without the guidance of your doctor. However, if you have any questions, send a picture on your phone or upload to an e-mail to your doctor’s office and ask the expert.
Hope this helps.
Well, typically, if you are "regular," it usually means that you are ovulating regularly. However, having irregular periods does not mean that you cannot get pregnant, it may just mean that you are ovulating irregularly. So, the bottom line is that you are typically fertile regardless of how regular your periods are.
Joseph A. Adashek, MD FACOG