Path To Fertility Blogger Lisa Rosenthal  

Lisa Rosenthal has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field, including her current roles as Coordinator of Professional and Patient Communications for RMACT and teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a class designed to support, comfort and enhance men and women's sense of self. Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association, where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director

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Being Fertile In the Future- Protect Yourself Now From Infertility


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If you're not getting your period regularly, are you seeing that as a blessing? I'm a woman, I get it's easier not to get your period, but this is a sign that you may not be ovulating regularly either. If you are not ovulating or menstruating then chances are you are not fertile during those times. Again, this may seem like a blessing as it would prevent an unwanted pregnancy.


I don't want to be a buzz kill, far from it, but while you may not even be trying to become pregnant right now, these things are a cause for concern. If in fact, the last thing that you want is to become pregnant, these are still causes for concern.


One reason to be concerned is because of your fertility in the future. While you may not want to become pregnant right now, there are ways to protect your fertility for the future. Using birth control methods that also protect you against sexually transmitted diseases is one way to ensure becoming pregnant when you do want to.  


Another reason to be concerned about your fertility and reproductive system is that if you are not menstruating and ovulating regularly (menstruating every 22-32 days), then that is a sign that something is not working properly. Whether or not you are trying to conceive, you do want to make sure that you do not have a medical condition that needs to be treated. Your reproductive system is a system like any other in your body; it needs to be functioning in a healthy way.


Some examples of reproductive disorders or conditions are; PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome); Endometriosis; Sexually transmitted diseases; menstruation dysfunction; endocrine disorders; pathological obesity; PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease); Premature ovarian failure; other hormone imbalances.


Education and information are empowering. Understanding how our reproductive systems work and what is healthy and what is not can help us make the best medical decisions for ourselves and for our futures.


If you are not menstruating regularly or are unsure of whether you are ovulating or have not had a pap smear and are sexually active, please see a Gynecologist. A Gynecologist is specially trained in all aspects of reproductive health and can help make sure that you are healthy. They can also help you, so that in the future when you are wanting a child, that can be your choice as well.

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