Can irregular menstruation prevent pregnancy?




















To help women wondering if their irregular monthly period keeps them from getting pregnant, Dr. Joyce Estela Jerus, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Westlake Medical Center, lays down the facts on the issue. 

“Irregular menstruation is a sign of a hormonal problem or imbalance, making getting pregnant challenging. However, you can still have regular monthly menstruation yet not undergo ovulation,” Dr. Jerus says. 

“Both conditions are the result of hormonal imbalance. Best consult your obstetrician-gynecologist to get treatment and increase your chances of getting pregnant.” 

She adds that to find out why someone is experiencing irregular menstruation, a specialist will need to know their medical history, and requests transvaginal ultrasound and a series of laboratory tests. 

For women who do get pregnant and wonder if they can consume alcohol while in labor, Dr.  Jerus’ advice is to drink a minimal amount. 

“While pregnant, drinking like a glass of wine during special occasions is alright. What is harmful is drinking every day or consuming two to three glasses per day,” she explains.

If you’re having difficulty conceiving or want to learn more about pregnancy, you can visit Westlake Medical Center. To get expert medical advice regularly, follow Westlake Medical  Center at and