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29 Jan 2004

another question about your reply regarding ovulation
Hi,

A couple of days ago I posted a question about my late period and my concern of late ovulation. You answered that it was propably more a case of irregular ovulation than late ovulation.
Now I just want to know, what does irregular ovulation mean? Does it mean that I have fertilitiy problems?
As I mentioned I am getting married in April and will be starting the pill in February. Will this have any effect on my fertility in the long run? I know I won't ovulate when on the pill, but if I am already irregular in that regard, will I start to ovulate again when I stop taking the pill? We are planning a family within the next two years.

This issue really concerns me because my mother had fertility problems when she was young and it took them 8 years to get pregnant.

Thanks!
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01 Jan 0001

Irregular ovulation means that you do not ovulate every month. This means that you would not fall pregnant in the months when you do not ovulate. This could mean that it would take longer to fall pregnant.
The Pill will not affect your fertility in the long term. When you stop it, it is likely that you will be in the same position that you are now with ovulation. If you are ovulating now, then you should ovulate once you have stopped the Pill.
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