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Inducing a period? HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
26th Jun '13

I'm actually curious as to why my OB said if I don't have AF for 3 months that I should schedule an appointment so they can induce a period. Is there a huge reason?

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
26th Jun '13

I know plenty of women who don't have period so idk

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1769 posts
26th Jun '13

The only thing I can think of is that the lining (blood) could build up on the walls if your uterus and cause problems later. Im not 100% sure but I have heard about this happening and women having to get it cleaned out so that might be a possible reason....?

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting M walls:" I know plenty of women who don't have period so idk"

Hmm. I thought it was interesting, and I can't really find anything online at the moment, but I'm still searching.

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting orchidlovingmama:" The only thing I can think of is that the lining (blood) could build up on the walls if your uterus and ... [snip!] ... 100% sure but I have heard about this happening and women having to get it cleaned out so that might be a possible reason....?"


Maybe. I've had really irregular periods since having my daughter. I wasn't sure if there was an actual reason to bother going to the OB to have them help induce a period or not.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
26th Jun '13

Maybe because of hormone fluctuations? Like your body may start thinking it is pregnant or something, or maybe it already does? Or maybe the extra lining could end up causing an infection?

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting White Chocolate Milk:" Maybe because of hormone fluctuations? Like your body may start thinking it is pregnant or something, or maybe it already does? Or maybe the extra lining could end up causing an infection?"


O.o That would suck for my body to start thinking it's pregnant.



I have 2 weeks and 2 days to go before I hit 3 months. I wonder if I should try these at home induction methods, like mixing honey and warm water, or eating/drinking certain things...

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting Emotional Squeekerz:" O.o That would suck for my body to start thinking it's pregnant. I have 2 weeks and 2 days to go before ... [snip!] ... wonder if I should try these at home induction methods, like mixing honey and warm water, or eating/drinking certain things..."

I would try something like Vitex first. It helps promote proper endocrine function which in turn promotes balance in your hormones. I would definitely try that before having them try to artificially force a balance.

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" I would try something like Vitex first. It helps promote proper endocrine function which in turn promotes ... [snip!] ... in turn promotes balance in your hormones. I would definitely try that before having them try to artificially force a balance."


What's Vitex? And how would I go about using it? I'm pretty sure if they induce a period it will be with a progesterone pill of some sort

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting Emotional Squeekerz:" What's Vitex? And how would I go about using it? I'm pretty sure if they induce a period it will be with a progesterone pill of some sort"

Vitex is also known as chasteberry. It's an herb used for all sort of female hormone related things...like fertility & such. The directions are on the bottle for dosing and it is sold in most health food stores & some pharmacies.
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/Vitex.htm

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" Vitex is also known as chasteberry. It's an herb used for all sort of female hormone related things...like ... [snip!] ... it is sold in most health food stores & some pharmacies. http://altmedicine.about.com/od/herbsupplementguide/a/Vitex.htm"


Ahh. Thank you :D I'll definitely look into it. I just wish I knew why my period was fine after DS, but after DD it jumps around like this

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15002 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting Emotional Squeekerz:" I'm actually curious as to why my OB said if I don't have AF for 3 months that I should schedule an appointment so they can induce a period. Is there a huge reason?"


Not having a period increases your risk for endometrial cancer. That's probably why she wants to induce.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2714 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Not having a period increases your risk for endometrial cancer. That's probably why she wants to induce."


:!:



This! I have PCOS and in the past I go go months to years without a period. My doctor always had me take Provera to start a period if I don't get one within 3 months of my last.

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" Not having a period increases your risk for endometrial cancer. That's probably why she wants to induce."


Oh my Thank you for the answer! I honestly had no idea if it was even that serious to get it done.

HamHam Squeekerz 2 kids; Columbus, OH, United States 13724 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting D❤E [22 weeks]:" :!: This! I have PCOS and in the past I go go months to years without a period. My doctor always had me take Provera to start a period if I don't get one within 3 months of my last."


Wow. I think I would be freaking out so much if I went years without a period