4 doctors weighed in:
Since my period returned postpartum it has been very irregular. Do I need to wait for it to regulate itself before trying to concieve?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No but less fertile
No. Are you just a few months post-baby? I assume you're done breastfeeding.
You can try, but it may take longer to conceive because you're not ovulating regularly. Causes include polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), thyroid or prolactin hormone issues, aging of the ovary, or low hormone levels from exercise, eating disorders, or stress. See reproductive endocrinologist or ob/gyn if you're concerned.

In brief: No but less fertile
No. Are you just a few months post-baby? I assume you're done breastfeeding.
You can try, but it may take longer to conceive because you're not ovulating regularly. Causes include polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), thyroid or prolactin hormone issues, aging of the ovary, or low hormone levels from exercise, eating disorders, or stress. See reproductive endocrinologist or ob/gyn if you're concerned.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Thank
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: It depends
Whether u should wait 4 your cycles to regulate on its own depends on how far postpartum u are.
In the immediate pp period, the cycles may be irregular & that's normal. It is generally recommended that u wait at least a year b4 trying 2 conceive anyway (if you just delivered a baby). Studies show that spacing your pregnancies improve outcomes. If it has been a long time, u should see your md.

In brief: It depends
Whether u should wait 4 your cycles to regulate on its own depends on how far postpartum u are.
In the immediate pp period, the cycles may be irregular & that's normal. It is generally recommended that u wait at least a year b4 trying 2 conceive anyway (if you just delivered a baby). Studies show that spacing your pregnancies improve outcomes. If it has been a long time, u should see your md.
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors