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Trying to Concieve at 34 Light Periods

by Stella
(UG)

I am 34 year old and my partner is 42 and we have been trying to conceive for the last three months. In March we had sex on the day I ovulated then in April my period delayed by one day and came lighter than the usual for three days. I have since then experienced tender breasts and now am expecting my period on the 29th this month.


Why did I have that light period?

Is there any possibility that I can be pregnant?

If I need to get twins please help on what I can do?

ANSWER

Light Periods and Getting Pregnant

Hi Stella,

Having a light period can be caused by many reasons, stress,medications, thyroid imbalance, hormonal issues, etc. Talk to your doctor if your periods are getting lighter.

If this is just one time event, it could be cause by stress, hormonal imbalance or even pregnancy.

In women over 30-35, lighter periods may indicate hormonal imbalance. When estrogen levels decrease or do not remain steady, you might experience lighter periods. When trying to conceive and during pregnancy, estrogen is very important because it stimulates the thickening of the lining of the uterus. When estrogen levels are low, the lining will not be thick enough and this may cause a miscarriage if you become pregnant.

If you are pregnant, having light periods is normal in early pregnancy. Do a home pregnancy test to know if you are pregnant. In some cases, women who have conceived twins, may lose one early on in pregnancy and have light periods.

If the bleeding continues and you know to be pregnant, contact your doctor right away.

Conceiving Twins Naturlly

There are no scientific ways to increase your chances of conceiving twins naturally, unless you have a family history, are overweight, are over 45, use fertility drugs like Clomid.

If you are not pregnant and have breast tenderness, you may be experiencing PMS or estrogen dominance condition, due to poor estrogen to progesterone balance. This condition is also associated with poor ovulatory cycles.

Detecting Ovulation To Conceive

How did you detect ovulation? If you used an urine-based ovulation predictor kit, this is not as accurate as doing fertility charting. Charting your cycle will give you a better idea of what is happening each month. Your fertility chart can also tell you if you could be pregnant because your basal body temperature (BBT) will stay high during pregnancy.

Get my Guide To Fertility Charting to learn how to determine your most fertile time of the month to maximize your conception attempts and get pregnant naturally.

If you are really struggling and are having difficulty determining ovulation, you should use a fertility monitor to help you get pregnant. I would recommend using Ovacue fertility monitor because it is easy to use and very accurate.

Ovacue measures the electrolytes that correlate to estrogen fluctuations prior to ovulation to know when you are about to ovulate as early as 7 days.

It does not use urine testing, it is more practical and portable so you will always be able to measure your cycle. When using a fertility monitor, you will know well in advance when to test for pregnancy and if you could be pregnant.

Another advantage of using Ovacue is it gives you more information on your estrogen levels and if there could be a problem. Many women who are trying to conceive with Ovacue learn about hormonal imbalances that once corrected allow them to conceive fast.

Learn more about Ovacue here.


Fertility Blessings!

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