Hello, this is Bridget Osho, founder of chèriemamma and holistic fertility therapist. Welcome to my second episode of the podcast series.
Today we are going to be talking about irregular periods. By irregular periods, I mean if you are someone who sees your period one month and the next month, you don’t see it at all and you don’t know exactly when it’s coming,then this podcast is for you. Or you are someone on a medication to be able to see her period, so again, this is for you. Now, I just want to mention very quickly that if you have irregular period, you will most likely have irregular ovulation. Even though they aren’t the same, they can come together. I will be treating irregular ovulation in another episode but today, it’s basically for someone who has irregular periods.
Now, if you do have irregular periods, I would want to tell you that it’s because you got some form of hormonal imbalance. This is because menstrual cycle is regulated by hormones, so you have got the estrogen hormones which builds up your uterus. Remember, if you see your period, it means you haven’t gotten pregnant. So, in preparation for pregnancy, your body builds up your uterus with layers of tissue, muscles, blood and so on and so forth. Estrogen hormone is actually responsible for that, so if there is anything wrong with your estrogen level, you might struggle with that aspect of your menstrual cycle.
Now, once you haven’t gotten pregnant, the progesterone should help you break down what the estrogen has built up. In other words, If you haven’t gotten pregnant, progesterone should break down your extra cushion, tissue, blood and muscles so that you can see your period because you haven’t gotten pregnant. If you have very little progesterone for any reason, (there are several reasons for that) you will find out that your period might be scanty, irregular or might not even come. Progesterone and estrogen are the two and key hormones when it comes to menstrual period.
They aren’t the only hormones but just for the sake of this podcast, take note of those two. And I want you to know that if you have been having irregular periods for a while, you probably have been to doctors and they would have done hormonal profile for you and there’s a very strong chance they would have told you that you have suffered hormonal imbalance.
Again, even if you have done the hormonal profile test and it comes back to say that you are normal, I want you to just take note of something I tell women all the time, because your number, that is, the number that has been given to you from the lab falls under normal doesn’t mean that is your normal. So you find people who doctors tell them, the lab tells them everything is fine because your normal is between this and that. Some people just fall under those groups, some people defile those things and that is the beauty of natural fertility.
It doesn’t say because this your normal, everything is fine. It looks at your own individual balance, what makes you balance, what makes your hormones balance (just so you know that). People say to me, oh! Bridget, I have done my hormonal balance and everything is fine. It doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s your own normal, I want you to take note of that. This what I am going to be talking about in this episode. Subsequent episode, I will be talking about what to do if you have low progesterone. How to balance your hormones properly.
You can also go to my website, www.cheriemamma.org. I work with hormonal imbalance, have a look at what you can find there and I will see you next week, take care and bye!