I very rarely get my period. I last got it in June, but before that, December. (Friends have suggested I see a doctor about this, which I plan to eventually, but my mom says she that she and her sister grew up the same way.)
My question is, is it possible to get pregnant when your period doesn't come at all like this? My boyfriend and I haven't had sex, but there has been penis-to-vulva contact, once. I'm not on the pill, so I don't want to do that again unprotected -- but I'm wondering about how high the risk of pregnancy was. I don't know how to keep track of a regular cycle, let alone one as unpredictable as mine!
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YES! You can still get pregnant like this. This is because unless you're charting and your cycles are regular, you don't know when you're ovulating.
I would suggest you see your doctor. Irregularity is normal for the first year or so after your first period, but after that it needs to be adressed.
To keep track of your cycles all you have to do is mark on the calender the first day of your period. You can cirle the date, put an X on the day, or whatever you like. It is also helpful to know how long your periods are. You can circle the date for the length of your period. So if you got your period today you would circle July 9 on the calender. If it lasts for four days, you circle 9, 10, 11, 12 ... And the 12th would be the last day you bled.
I use fertilityfriend.com. It is most often used for women trying to concieve, but it is great to keep track of your cycles. It also averages the length of your cycles. The longer you chart, the better idea you have of what is 'normal' for you.
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