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How To Get Your Period Back

How To Get Your Period Back

It can be quite frustrating if you are trying to get pregnant, yet have no period. Having a healthy cycle is step one for boosting your fertility naturally and being able to get pregnant. There are a myriad of reasons your cycle may be irregular such as stress, dietary deficiencies, low body weight, getting off of birth control pills, hormonal imbalance, perimenopause or other underlying issues.

Since the lining of the uterus is not being shed, it is very important to clear out the old blood and establish a healthy cycle again. This can be done naturally and effectively with herbs and nutrition. I have talked with many clients who have been offered synthetic estrogen to get their period going again… taking synthetic estrogen for this issue is like using a sledge hammer on a thumb tack.

Absent Period… Otherwise Known as Amenorrhea

A healthy menstural cycle depends on a healthy body. Learn how you can bring your period back naturally…

Absent period is known as amenorrhea. Amenorrhea is divided into two distinct groups: primary amenorrhea and secondary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea being the most common.

Note: Absent menstrual cycles due to perimenopause and menopause are not considered amenorrhea.

Primary Amenorrhea
Defined as the absence of menstruation by the age of 14 with no secondary sexual characteristics, or the absence of menstruation by the age of 16 regardless of secondary sexual characteristics. Examples of secondary sexual characteristics in women are enlargement of breasts, widening of hips, armpit, pubic and leg hair and body odor. Primary amenorrhea is uncommon, happening in about only 0.3% of women.

Often natural therapies do not work as well for women with primary amenorrhea because there is usually an underlying developmental issue for those women. In the case of primary amenorrhea, it may be best to find a reproductive endocrinologist to work with. We are not saying natural therapies and herbs will not work for primary amenorrhea, just that this condition is more difficult to work with. It is still very beneficial to eat well and choose healthy lifestyle practices.

Secondary amenorrhea
Defined as the absence of menstruation for the total of at least 3 previous menstrual cycle lengths, or at least 6 months in a woman who previously had a menstrual cycle and is still in her reproductive years. Reproductive years are defined as menarche, when a woman begins her menstrual cycle in puberty until menopause around the ages of 40-55. Secondary amenorrhea is more common than primary amenorrhea.

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Causes of Absent Period

A menstrual cycle that has stopped is not a disease, it may be a sign that there is an underlying imbalance in the body. A regular menstrual cycle is regulated by a complex system of messages and actions orchestrated by the endocrine system. The endocrine glands work together to send messages via hormones. This is called the feedback loop.

In very simple terms the hypothalamus produces GnRH (gonadotrophin-releasing hormones) which signals to the pituitary to produce LH (luteinising hormones) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) to signal to the ovaries that it is their turn to release estrogen and progesterone which is recognized by the pituitary gland.

Simple right? Not so. As you can see a healthy cycle is dependent on each part of the feedback loop functioning properly. Think of it as an orchestra, if just one part of the cycle is off, it will throw the entire cycle off, causing imbalances that can affect regular menstrual cycles.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Sometimes the body is not getting enough nutrition daily to be able to sustain normal functions, including the menstrual cycle. There are many very important nutrients the body requires to maintain a healthy menstrual cycle. Nutritional deficiencies can actually cause menstrual cycle irregularities and eventually may cause the entire cycle to stop.

What you eat daily makes up every part of your body. You are what you eat!

Learn how to eat a healthy whole food fertility diet! Harvard performed a recent study that showed an 80% decrease in infertility with the lifestyle changes made by switching to a fertility diet. Women who followed a combination of five or more lifestyle factors, including changing specific aspects of their diets, experienced more than 80 percent less relative risk of infertility due to ovulatory disorders compared to women who engaged in none of the factors, according to a paper published in the Nov. 1 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Eating a wide variety of whole foods is vital to a healthy menstrual cycle. The body relies on the foods we consume daily to function at its best. There are key nutrients and foods that support a healthy menstrual cycle, if any of these are lacking there may be a deficiency that may be contributing to an absent period. Be sure you are getting enough of the following…

Iron:

    • Studies have shown that women who do not get sufficient amounts of iron may suffer anovulation (lack of ovulation) and possibly poor egg health, which can inhibit pregnancy at a rate 60% higher than those with sufficient iron stores in their blood.

(J. Curr. Res. Aca. Rev., 2014)

    • Foods rich in iron are divided into two groups heme and nonheme. This simply means it comes from an animal source or a non-animal source. Heme iron sources are grass fed, free range organic bison, chicken, eggs, elk, beef and wild caught Alaskan salmon. Nonheme iron rich foods include blackstrap molasses, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, beans, nettles, amaranth, dark leafy greens, Turkish apricots (unsulphured), seaweed, and quinoa.

“In a study women who were having ovulation problems, 40% became fertile after supplementing with iron.”

Vitamin C: Vitamin C improves hormone levels and increases fertility in women. The body requires food sources of vitamin C for proper iron absorption, so be sure to eat a food high in vitamin C when consuming a food high in iron. Great food sources of vitamin C are red bell peppers, oranges, strawberries and hibiscus flower tea.

B Vitamins: Green vegetables are rich in B vitamins which are necessary for proper hormonal balance. Think of Swiss chard, kale, watercress, seaweed, spirulina, collard greens, nettles, parsley and basil!

Essential fatty acids: EFA’s are important for hormone production. Many women are low in EFA’s, specifically omega 3. Some foods rich in EFA’s are flaxseeds, walnuts, salmon, sardines, halibut, shrimp, snapper, scallops, chia seeds and cod liver oil.

Cholesterol: Cholesterol is necessary for hormone production. Avoid eating a ‘low-fat’ diet and make sure to eat a diet that includes whole fat animal products sourced from grass-fed animals. Foods rich in clean cholesterol: grass-fed beef, raw milk from grass-fed cows or goats, whole milk yogurt and kefir, free-range/pastured eggs, butter from grass-fed milk (Kerry Gold is a common one) and coconut oil.

Fiber: Fiber helps to remove excess hormones from the body which may be causing hormonal imbalance. Fiber also helps to regulate the blood sugar levels which helps to reduce fertility issues such as PCOS, immunological issues, and promotes healthy hormonal balance. Some examples of high fiber foods are fresh fruits, vegetables, dark leafy greens, and beans.

Zinc: This is just one of the minerals that the body uses to keep hormone levels (like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) stable throughout the entire menstrual cycle. A woman’s body needs a certain amount of zinc to produce mature eggs that are ripe for fertilization. The richest source of zinc are oysters, raw pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and tahini a.k.a. sesame seed butter.

A great way to support the body in getting all the necessary nutrients it needs daily is to take a whole food multivitamin. Including a whole food multivitamin, along with eating a fertility diet are the first steps in getting your period back!

Being Overweight or Underweight

There is a direct link between anovulation and obesity. Body fat cells, called adipocytes produce estrogen. Obese women may have too much estrogen due to too much body fat. Women who are underweight may also have anovulation due to lack of body fat. There may not be enough estrogen or adequate cholesterol levels being maintained to support the menstrual cycle. Studies have shown that women with extreme exercise habits have significantly lower levels of estradiol due to low levels of body fat in key areas of the body, leading to anovulation.

Estrogen is essential for healthy bone formation, healthy gene expression, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, and is vital for a healthy menstrual cycle. Too much estrogen, or too little in the body may cause the feedback loop to not function properly and the menstrual cycle may cease. Now you can see why it is so important to have adequate amounts of body fat; not too much and not too little!

PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, sometimes also called polycystic ovarian dysfunction is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. There are two distinct and consistent features of PCOS: absent period or inconsistent menstrual cycles and hyperandrogenism (the body is producing too many androgens, the most common one being testosterone).

Stress

Stress may cause the body to stop the menstrual cycle. Stress causes the body to release stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin that prevent our fertility hormones from being released at the correct times in the menstrual cycle. This can cause a disruption in the menstrual cycle by affecting how the adrenal glands function. Reducing stress and supporting adrenal health is essential to a healthy menstrual cycle and is a relatively easy fix for healthy fertility. The adrenal glands also directly impact thyroid health.

Thyroid issues

Poor thyroid function may cause the menstrual cycle to stop. An overactive thyroid that produces too many thyroid hormones is called Hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is underactive and does not produce enough thyroid hormones. An absent menstrual cycle is a sign of hyperthyroidism, where irregular or heavy cycles may be a sign of hypothyroidism.

Pituitary tumor

A pituitary tumor may cause disruption in the release and manufacturing of certain hormones which may cause the menstrual cycle to stop.

Premature Ovarian Failure

POF, also known as Ovarian Hypofunction, is defined as a loss of normal ovarian function before the age of 40. The menstrual cycle may cease before the age of 40, or become sporadic.

Perimenopause and Menopause

Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause. As perimenopause progresses toward menopause, it is normal for menstrual cycles to become irregular and for hormone levels to fluctuate. The menstrual cycle may become absent for many cycles and then suddenly come back for a couple cycles, and then go away again, becoming sporadic for some years. As ovarian reserve diminishes and egg health declines, FSH levels rise, the menstrual cycle will become more and more irregular, until eventually it stops.

Menopause is defined as absent menstruation for a year or longer. Menopause may also be confirmed by elevated FSH levels between 60 to 100mL/L on two tests done at least 1 month apart, and/or LH level greater than 50mIU/L and estradiol less than 50pg/mL. Natural therapies cannot reverse the aging process, or bring back the menstrual cycles in a woman who has already gone through, or is going through menopause.

When to see a doctor!

If you have not had a menstrual period for 3 consecutive cycles or more, it is time to make an appointment with your healthcare practitioner. They can help you to determine what the causes may be. Most medical doctors will often prescribe oral contraceptives (birth control pill) to get the menstrual cycle to regulate. It is important to realize that this method will force the body to have a cycle and prevent pregnancy. Oral contraceptives do not solve the problem of why the menstrual cycle is absent to begin with. Luckily there are natural therapies such as herbs, specific massage techniques, supplements, stress reduction techniques and dietary changes than can help support the body in regulating the menstrual cycle in most cases.

Herbs to Promote Menstruation

Before heading right for herbs that are known to help bring back the menstrual cycle (emmenagogues) it is also important to consider herbs that support healing of the cause of the absent menstrual cycle. Why is it you are not having a period to begin with? Once you know what is causing this to happen, you will be able to formulate a plan for yourself. This is vital when desiring to use herbs as well. For example there are herbs that support hormonal balance through endocrine system support, some that help the body to respond to stress and others that have a direct action on the uterus.

~Emmenagogues stimulate and normalize the menstrual cycle~
Important caution: It is extremely important to rule out pregnancy prior to beginning any herbs for fertility, especially those used to bring back a menstrual cycle. Most herbs that help to regulate the menstrual cycle are not safe for pregnancy and may potentially cause a miscarriage!

Herbs to Bring on Menstruation

The following herbs may help to bring on a menstrual period. All the herbs in this section will only be effective if the menstrual period is absent due to hormonal imbalance. If the menstrual cycle is absent due to nutritional deficiencies, these herbs may not be as effective. It is very important that diet changes are in place before beginning any herbs to bring back the menstrual cycle.

Black Cohosh root (Actaea racemosa)
Black cohosh has been used for hundreds of years to help bring back the menstrual cycle. Black cohosh promotes regulation of the entire menstrual cycle while helping to support a calm uterus.

Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis)
This is the main herb for this issue. Dong Quai works by promoting blood flow to the pelvis where it helps support the body to bring back an absent period. It does this by nourishing the blood (it is in nearly all Chinese herbal blood-building formulas because it is iron rich), improving hormonal regulation, and aiding in uterine tone.

Motherwort aerial parts (Leonurus cardiaca)
This herb is very effective at reducing uterine muscle spasm, cramping and improving uterine tone. Motherwort has been found to mildly stimulate the uterus, while also aiding the uterus to work efficiently, which is helpful in bringing on menstruation.

White Peony (Paeonia officinalis)
This herb helps build the blood and increase circulation to the reproductive organs. Overall, White Peony provides excellent hormone balancing support and aids in pain reduction and relaxation. White Peony moves the blood in the pelvic area offering support for uterine stagnant conditions including absent period.

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Herbs to Promote Regular Menstrual Cycles

The following herbs would be used once the first menstrual period comes back or after performing a Fertility Cleanse.

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
Shatavari helps to promote regular menstrual cycles by aiding in regulation of estrogen levels. Shatavari is also an adaptogen that supports endocrine system function for healthy hormonal balance.

Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris)
This herb has been shown to normalize ovulation in infertile women. Tribulus supports healthy hormone levels, is a known female reproductive system tonic and may increase libido.

Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus)
Vitex is another great herb for amenorrhea due to hormonal imbalance. It helps to balance the hormones while not containing any hormones within the herb. Vitex supports hormonal balance in the body by having an effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hormonal feedback loop), correcting the problem at the source. There have been numerous studies showing the effectiveness of vitex for all types of menstrual cycle irregularities when used for many months consistently.

Vitex has been found to help normalize ovulation, improve a short luteal phase, support healthy hormone levels and reduce Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Studies have shown vitex extremely helpful in bringing back the menstrual cycle in women with absent periods due to eating disorders and lack of menstruation due to breastfeeding. We do not advise weaning a baby until they are over a year old. For mothers of older babies who are ready to try to conceive again, and still have yet to begin menstruating, vitex is a safe option.

If you have not had a menstrual cycle for two or more months you may want to consider performing a Fertility Cleanse. Fertility cleansing helps to cleanse the uterus of old blood and tissues while helping the liver to get rid of excess hormones to promote a healthy menstrual cycle. If after doing a Fertility Cleanse your period still does not come back and you have implemented a nutrient dense fertility diet, consider herbs to bring back the menstrual cycle.

Self Fertility Massage
A uterus that is not stimulated to shed the endometrium, or sheds the endometrium inadequately each month, may become atrophied. This means the muscles lose their tone and strength. If the mucosa lining known as the stratum functionale is not stimulated to secrete mucous and build up the endometrium, then the uterus is not lubricated and may become “dry” and weak. You can see why this would not be the best environment to house an embryo. Having a regular menstrual cycle is essential to having a healthy uterus.

Here’s how Self Fertility Massage aids the body in regulating menstrual cycles:

  • Promotes hormonal balance*
  • Helps to reduce stress and stress hormones*
  • Improves communication within the endocrine system*
  • Increases circulation to the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes*
  • Promotes the movement of fluids*
  • Helps the body to rid itself of old stagnant blood and tissues*

Learn all about how Self Fertility Massage may help to promote a healthy menstrual cycle here…

Summary

Overall it is extremely important to begin by nourishing the body through good nutrition. Your dietary habits are your foundation, without that in place first, the body is not going to respond to herbs for amenorrhea as well. Second, be sure to include a good whole food multivitamin, reduce stress and exercise regularly. Third, consider an herbal program for getting the menstrual cycle back on track. Last, but not least, practice fertility massage regularly. This combination is a great plan for working to promote a healthy menstrual cycle long-term! Be patient, the body needs time to establish a cycle. Be gentle with yourself and your body will come back into balance.

References:
– Chavarro, Jorge E. MD, ScD; Rich-Edwards, Janet W. MPH, ScD; Rosner, Bernard A. PhD; Willett, Walter C. MD, DrPH. Diet and Lifestyle in the Prevention of Ovulatory Disorder Infertility. Obstetrics & Gynecology: Nov. 2007 – Volume 110 – Issue 5 – pp 1050-1058. doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000287293.25465.e1
– S.Sasikumar, J.Shyam, Sundar, D.Dakshayani, R.Prabavathy, and M.KarthikaInt. J. Curr. Res. Aca. Rev. (2014); 2(2): 96-115. A study on significant biochemical changes in the serum of infertile women. Retrieved from: http://www.ijcrar.com/vol-2-2/S.Sasikumar,%20et%20al.pdf
– Hudson, T. (2008). Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Retrieved from: http://drtorihudson.com/general/endocrine-health/pcos/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-pcos/
– Romm, A., Clare, B. (2010). Amenorrhea. In Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health (pp. 122-130). St. Louis, Missouri: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
– R E Frisch, R C Snow, L A Johnson, B Gerard, R Barbieri, and B Rosen. Magnetic resonance imaging of overall and regional body fat, estrogen metabolism, and ovulation of athletes compared to controls. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism August 1, 1993 vol. 77 no. 2471-477. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jcem.77.2.8345054

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  1. I am 24 years old female. I never got my period without contraceptive pills. I was too thin during my teenage and no period till 16. I had primary amenorrhea.That time my mom took me to a health consultant then she prescribed oral contraceptive. After that i got my first period it was heavy and lasted 11 days. since my first period i just waited to have 2nd one. but no result. I have to depend on pills every time and it’s so frustrating. I am 5’3″ tall and 56 kg weight.I am married since 1 year now and trying to have baby for last 6 months. i got my abdominal and blood tests done. Everything is fine but no period at all. I don’t know why my dr diagnosised me as pcos patient while i am normal! He gave metformin 500mg thrice a day for one month and progesterone pills thrice a day for 10 days! I am confused about myself. I just want to have a baby and natural periods.

    • Dear Mahmuda,

      I’m sorry this is all confusing and hard!

      Did you ask your doctor what lead to the PCOS diagnosis? There is such a thing as “lean” PCOS. Have the Metformin and progesterone helped yet that you can notice? Is your doctor a reproductive endocrinologist?

      Like we share in this guide, natural therapies are worth considering and can be helpful in supporting overall health (pay attention to diet, stress management and daily movement to start). If primary amenorrhea is due to development, the issue may need to be addressed medically as well.

  2. I have been having weird periods for the last few years, in 2010 i had a really bad one and then for 5 years i didn’t have any at all, but some spotting here and there, and last year in 2016 i had another really bad one that made me feel like i was dying, after that period every one of them since has been very odd, I’ll bleed for a day or two and then stop, thinking am off my period, and then it starts again. and there is times that my period is not at the same time each month and there is times when i go a month or 2 or more without it…. i am overweight, at the moment, but i started working out on that first day i started.. is there a connection between wearing tight pants and the period?

    • Dear Candace,

      Stress, lacking in nutrition and being overweight, as well as changes in an exercise routine can all affect period timing and the regularity of the menstrual cycle. Have you talked to a doctor about hormone testing or examining for any fertility health issues? It will greatly help in creation of a natural fertility program to know the underlying cause. With that, it is great that you have begun working out! (I do not know of a connection between tight pants and period problems)

      Perhaps our guide, Natural Guide for Menstrual Health, would be a great place to start learning about natural therapies that could be considered.

  3. Hi, I’m 23 and have always had consistent, regular periods. I have been late twice (approximately 17 days) and that happened over a span of a year and half. July is when i had my last “regular” period. August was very light and lasted a week. September I spotted on and off for 3 days, it wasn’t enough for a panty liner. As of today I have officially missed my 2nd period. I am having PMS symptoms (cramping, swelled breasts, etc) , but no period (its been 33 days). For the past month I’ve been under a lot of stress at work & I don’t necessarily have the best diet either since starting my job. What do you think this could be??

    • Dear Nicole,

      It sounds like poor diet (perhaps being nutrient deficient even, which a doctor could test for) and stress could be the culprit if you are not pregnant. We know that both play significant role in period irregularity.

  4. Aloha, A couple of month’s ago I got shingles. Since then my cycle has been very light. One month a little for a few days, and this last month very little one day. Do you feel that shingles can affect my cycle? What can I do about this? What would be the best approach to get it back to a regular cycle flow. Thank you so much.

    • Dear Christaline,

      I’m sorry to hear that!

      I can not know if the shingles experience is directly related to your lighter period, but it could be. What could be more of the cause if a weak immune system that is still trying to recover fully, the stress of the event, or perhaps being slightly undernourished. We like a dietary approach to supporting immune system health as a first step (click that hyperlink for more information and tips). Consider also learning about foundational supplements to support overall health like a wholefood multivitamin and quality essential fatty acid supplement, along with fertility superfoods like Royal Jelly or Maca. Learn more about natural women’s health supplements here…

      I hope you are feeling well!

  5. Hi, I’m 20 and I’ve been missing my period for 3 months now due to stress and in turn i lost a bit too much weight (I’m 162cm and 47-50kgs). I’ve just started (only 4 days) taking 1ml of dong quai and a tsp of maca powder in my oats and im so ridiculously bloated everywhere. my stomach, face, thighs the most, like ive literally gained 3kg of water in 4 days. Idk if this means that my hormones are regulating or if its doing negative things to my body. Is this normal? I’m scared I’m doing damage to my body and don’t want to gain unnecessary weight. Any thoughts? Should I persist?

    • Dear Giacinta,

      I am sorry… that’s so uncomfortable for sure. Try not to be scared! Is the Maca powder you are using “gelatinized”? If not, this is likely the culprit as the starch in Maca can cause gastrointestinal upset. The process of gelatinization removes the starch and makes Maca easily digestible.

      With that, are you managing your stress and working on getting to a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index)? This is equally as important as any supplement one can take.

  6. Hi, I came off the pill in Jan 2017 and have not had a period since. I have seen doctors continuously with no help and most of them told me to go back on the pill (which I refused) to get my cycle back, finally the doctors checked my hormone levels and my oestrogen is severely low. I since have been seeing a acupuncturist and taking herbs with no luck. I had my hormones tested again 2 months after starting acupuncture and my oestrogen is still severely low. I am at a loss as my husband and I just want to be able to start a family. I am now 10 months with no period. I am quite healthy and eat very well, my other hormone FSH, LH, prolactin and progesterone all seem to be fine.

    • Dear Emily,

      I’m sorry! Are you eating enough healthy fat and maintaining a health BMI of around 22? Interestingly enough there is such a thing as being a bit too healthy in terms of hormone production. There are women with too little body fat and inadequate cholesterol production to properly produce hormones, estrogen being one of them. Do you know if you are ovulating? I think the best place to start will be to review our guide How to Balance Your Hormones After Birth Control.

      We feel it is best to focus on nourishing the systems that control estrogen production, rather than try and use specific herbs to manipulate your estrogen levels. Eating a nutrient dense Fertility Diet, taking a good quality wholefood multivitamin, and exercising regularly should always come first. Next you may need to implement the help of nourishing your endocrine system with superfoods like Maca, spirulina, and essential fatty acids from coconut oil, fresh raw nuts and seeds (Flax seeds), avocado, wild Alaskan salmon or halibut, or an omega supplement to your diet if you do not already regularly eat these.

      I hope this is a helpful place to start!

      Research has shown some plants contain phyto-estrogens which may mimic estrogen in the human body, but this does not mean they are the same

  7. What are the daily intake expectancies of all of these categories (i.e. 70 g of Iron, 40 g of Vitamin B, etc)
    Thank You, Ellie B.

    • Dear Ellie,

      It is first best to eat a variety of foods to get these nutrients! If you feel you need to add more, general suggested use is as follows:

      Iron – daily intake should be around 17.0–18.9 mg/day for women age 19+ (with vitamin C and folic acid).

      Vitamin C – 500mg a day in addition to a healthy whole foods diet rich in vitamin C.

      B vitamins – B complex supplements often include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin, folic acid and the cobalamins (vitamin B12)… a good quality prenatal multivitamin contains or exceeds daily needs of all these important B vitamins.

      Zinc – A general dose is between 15-30 mg daily.

      All of these nutrients may be included in in a high-quality prenatal vitamin or a fertility multivitamin like Fertile Woman One Daily.

      There isn’t a recommended daily value that anyone agrees on for essential fatty acids (EFAs) and fiber, essentially from what I understand, it would be hard to get too much with a whole food diet. With that, one omega supplement plus healthy fats in a diet is likely to be enough in most cases.

      I hope this is helpful!

  8. I really love this article! Very well explained. Thank you for sharing

  9. Hi, I’m 34.I4ve been trying to conceive to no avail.My doctor gave me fostimon in may, and in July my period skipped from 28 to 32 days.I started following your tips on fertility diet on the 30/07/17.Today makes 34 days and I still have no sign of my period.I don’t understand and I don’t know if I should return to the hospital. Please can you help me? best regards

    • Dear Nathalie,

      Thanks for reaching out to us here and via email. I see menstruation started. That is good!

      Can you share with me if you have any known fertility health issues? Why did the doctor try Fostimon? Do you ovulate on your own?

      It is great to consider a Fertility Consultation, yet I may be able to guide you to helpful information if I knew more about you.

  10. Hello,
    I am 8 months postpartum after my second child. I have always had a very regular 28 day cycle but since my period returned several months ago after the birth of my baby I’ve only had it once or twice an the entire cycle was 40plus days. I have now not had a period for a couple months and I would really like to get back on track with a normal, healthy cycle. My midwife suggested a natural progesterone cream. Is the problem possibly low progesterone levels or could it be something else?

    • Hello Mary Beth!

      Are you breastfeeding?

    • Yes I am breastfeeding and am just starting to offer some foods. I also took my basal temp for several cycles and did not see a clear rise in temp at all so even in the cycles that I did get my period I am not sure that I actually ovulated.

    • Thank you Mary Beth!

      Breastfeeding may be why… periods are irregular and there was no clear rise in BBT indicating ovulation. It is common for women who breastfeed to not ovulate even if they have a period. It is also common to have irregular cycles when breastfeeding. This is completely normal and natural actually. Cycles may not show pattern or regularity until breastfeeding ends. It would be best to talk to your doctor about testing, which is the best way to know for sure if progesterone levels are low.

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  12. Hello, I’m 36 and had piles last November 2016. It was serious for a week and then it subsided. Since then, I’ve not had a period (menstruation). It has been about 7 months. I prefer not to see a doctor. Wonder if you could advise me on this, thank you.

    • Dear Karen,

      I’m not sure I know enough to share more than what this guide shares. Are you eating a whole food healthy diet and eliminating properly, what are your stress levels like? Are you overweight or experience drastic changes in weight since the incident? Would you say circulation in your abdomen is adequate or are you perhaps sedentary (little-no exercise or have a desk job)? All of these things could be at play.

      If after reading this guide you are still unsure of where to begin, or how to proceed, please consider working one on one with our fertility herbalist who can lay out an entire natural fertility program for you based on your specific fertility health needs. This is offered through a Fertility Consultation.

    • Thank you for your reply, Miss Willett. I’ve lost some weight since and I’ve noticed a little swelling on my throat (not obvious but it’s slightly swollen) so I suspect that I might have hyperthyroidism. Not sure about that, but I stopped menstruating after I had piles so perhaps might have lost alot of blood during that time. Could you recommend some vitamin supplements that would help me? I often take dong quai, as I heard that would help, it’s common to drink it here in Southeast Asia. Thanks.

    • You are welcome Karen!

      Have you thought about medically evaluating thyroid health? Are you eating adequate amounts of healthy fats and exercising regularly? I think working with your doctor to get to the bottom of why this is happening is perhaps the best thing to do. There may be a specific problem that can be supported naturally, something we can’t guess or determine is a factor just by talking about symptoms. Even a naturopath or TCM practitioner could perhaps help.

      I’m not sure how much Dong Quai you have used, but the daily suggested use of Dong Quai is 30 drops, 2 times a day in a little water. The herbs and natural therapies discussed in this very guide could be considered. Perhaps starting with something like Self Fertility Massage and Castor Oil Packs would be easiest and can help you feel proactive while deciding to see a doctor or not.

      If you are still unsure of where to begin, or how to proceed, please consider working one on one with our fertility herbalist who can lay out an entire natural fertility program for you based on your specific fertility health needs. This is offered through a Fertility Consultation.

  13. I’m 10 years old. I got my first period in February. I haven’t gotten my period in 3 months. I’m starting to worry if I’ll ever get my period back because I just don’t want to have problems in the future when I’m older. So If u could suggest a solution or maybe even some tips on what I should do that would be really helpful.thank u.

  14. Hi. Im 22 yrs old. and i don’t have my period for almost 2 years already. i always been irregular since i have my period at the age of 12. what can i do about it? im planning to have a baby soon. can i still get pregnant even i dont have my period?

    • Dear Jam,

      Having a regular period is helpful for having a healthy uterine lining for implantation of an embryo. With that though, there are women who get pregnant without having a regular period.

      Have you talked to your doctor about what is causing your period to be absent? This may help with creation of a natural fertility program. In the meantime the tips in this very guide may be able to be considered.

      I hope you are able to learn a cause to help you best move forward!

  15. Hi. After reading several articles I am confused. I check my blood for hormons and it showed my progesterone is low, I have an acne and I have an irregular periods, even if it comes every month it is always late and the amount is very small. I used to have a normal periods. By the way I am 27 years old. Currently I am taking VITEX like for a week. I have changed my diet, but anyway sometimes eat unhealthy. I confused from where to start. What should I take except VITEX? Thank you so much

    • Dear Azal,

      Perhaps the problem is low progesterone.

      One way to help the body properly produce progesterone is Vitex. It’s an amazing herb! So, give it more time. General suggested use is 900-1000mg per day each day all month long. It is not necessary to take a break from it. Changes in diet and lifestyle are necessary when beginning the use of Vitex. Without making these changes in addition to using Vitex, you may not experience results. So, consider also learning about the Fertility Diet. It is important to manage stress and maintain an moderately active lifestyle (exercise regularly) too.

      I hope this is helpful!

  16. FROM DEC 2016 I AM TROUBLE WITH MY PERIODIC PROBLEM STILL I AM NOT GETTING MY PERIOD,I AM ALSO POLYCISTIC OVARY.PLEASE HELP ME FOR THIS PROBLE.HOW CAN I GOT MY CYCELIC PERIOD.

    • Dear Tutun,

      PCOS is a complex endocrine system disorder in which the coordination of the production of and delivery of hormones to where they need to go within the body isn’t happening properly.

      Consider learning important information in this article titled How to Reduce the Damaging Effects of PCOS on Fertility Through Diet and Herbs. The PCOS is likely the reason for the irregular period and ovulation confusion. Women with PCOS can ovulate sporadically (and many don’t), so keep monitoring this.

      It is important to support your body in re-learning balance by promoting healthy hormonal balance, a healthy uterine lining, regular ovulation, improved estrogen metabolism, reduced cravings for sweets and improved digestion all of which you will learn how to do in the article above.

  17. Hello,
    I am 28 years old, but I am diagnosed w/ premature menopause. I was actually diagnosed the same thing when three years ago by the same gynecologist. Three years ago, I had visited a naturopath and a conventional obgyn and they both indicated that my hormone levels were abnormal. I have a high FSH [116.4 mIU/mL] and my estradiol level is 5.5 pg/mL (from obgyn, not naturopath). I tried hormone therapy but after couple of months I quit, because I didn’t feel like it was working. Fast fowrward to now, I started birth control, because I’ve lost all hope in medicine and thought it would also help my skin as well. I do have an inkling of hope that someone has the cure for me, so I booked an appointment w/ another naturopath this Friday to seek additional advise. I try to remain a healthy lifestyle and diet (I do indulge occasionally, but I’m only human). I’ve lost all hope in modern medicine. I’ve done numerous research online and cannot find a single clue as to why this is happening to me. No cysts were found and my thyroid is completely normal. (I do think I have a rare case of pcos w/ low estrogen, but that is my hypothesis since you don’t necessarily need to have cysts to be diagnosed pcos). If I could get some advice from you, that would be great. Thank you for taking the time to reading this I am single but I desire to have children some day, so I am concerned…

  18. I was given Metformin when I was diagnosed with PCOS. The doctor told me to stop the medication when there was a considerable loss in my weight and my periods became regular. Now one year later, I haven’t had a period for two months despite having a regular one for almost a year. I have also gained weight. Could I take Vitex to help me with the regulation of my menstrual cycle?

  19. Can Vitex be used to help shorten a cycle? My cycle length is 45 days which gives me less ovulation days throughout the year then a 28 day cycle. I haven’t been able to find too much information on it and I don’t want to mess anything up.

    • Dear Morgan,

      Fertilica Vitex has been found to support most cases of irregular menses and any type of hormone imbalance. It may support a healthy luteal phase, as well as healthy progesterone levels helping promote regular ovulation. The great part is that it does this without containing any hormones itself.

      While it may be something to continue to learn about, it is also going to be important to learn why your entire cycle is so long, and to work to change your diet and lifestyle to be as healthy as possible.

  20. Thanks for the info; I’ve ordered the RejuvaFlow in hopes to start a period.

    My problem is I have high testosterone; to give you an idea I was at 102 for total and 4.6 for free, then on last blood work I showed total T 270, free T 9.0. Would I benefit from Tribulus to help me ovulate or should I stay away from it as I have read it can increase testosterone? Also, my estradiol level was 69 would I benefit from any other herb?

    • Dear Maggie,

      We have many who’ve seen great results from RejuvaFlow. It has specific actions that are targeted to help women begin to promote regular menstruation after many cycles of missing a period due to hormonal issues like when coming off of hormonal birth control, having high levels of daily stress, or hormonal fluctuations leading to an absent period. RejuvaFlow may not be a good choice for women who have a lack of menstruation due to nutritional deficiencies, elevated or low BMI, are perimenopausal or menopausal.

      With that, working to support and nourish the endocrine system may also be a key component to getting a period back. The tips in this guide are important… diet and lifestyle, even perhaps more in-depth testing to determine why this is happening for you.

      Consider also learning more about:
      – Vitex and Maca
      Saw Palmetto
      – or FertiliCare Phase 1&2
      – Fertility Massage and Castor Oil Therapy

      Tribulus is not known to raise already elevated testosterone levels. It combines well with Vitex and many other herbs. It is just alone not all to consider. I hope this is all helpful!

  21. Do you think it’s bad to do sports (weight-lifting or anything) ir you’re not having your period? Thank you

  22. Hi,
    My wife menses has not been frequent. Taking about four or more months and not showing up. Has been like that for more than a year. So we Dont know when is safe period? Please help

    • Dear Techiman,

      May I know how old your wife is and if she has talked to her doctor about possible causes of her irregular period? I am not sure I understand what you mean when you say, “So we Dont know when is safe period?”. Can you clarify this for me?

  23. What do the asterisk mean next to bullet points in the section describing self fertility massage?

    • Hello Shalar!

      The * denotes that “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”

  24. My question is can rejuvaflow and/or vitex be done in conjunction with the fertility cleanse or should they be taken separately? Thank you!

  25. Hi There ive been on the depo for 3 year sins my son was born and i left it when he was 3 year old hes know almost 8 year so ive been off depo for 5 years and still no period me and my partner is planning to have a baby for years know but no such luck please help cause this is really getting me down know and i really would love to have another bundle of joy.

    • Dear Meli,

      It may now be time to have in-depth fertility testing to determine what is causing your period to be absent. If your doctor isn’t able to run test, a full thyroid panel, hormonal panel, physical exam, etc., he can refer you to a fertility specialist. The tips in this very guide could be considered, but learning what is the cause may be the most helpful first step.