Originally Posted by JoanneIreland
I am so nervous with my age, but even more so the fact that my periods are so irregular, don't get them very often, and when i do it's hardly worth even calling a period.
I see you're form Ireland, so I'm not sure how things work over there in terms of when they recommend you see a fertility specialist and get tests etc...
In Canada, they generally recommend at your age (and my age! over 35) to try for six months and THEN consult a doctor.
I REALLY wish we had taken more initiative and gotten tests done earlier.
We probably would have had to pay for the tests instead of having them covered by health care, but I really felt we kind of wasted six months. We totally could have asked our regular doctor to order the tests, we didn't need a "fertility clinic" to do that.
So, if you're concerned, and especially b/c you have such irregular periods, you should consider going to a doctor sooner than later and asking for some tests on both you AND you hubbie-to-be.
If no red flags show up, great! keep trying for six months or whatever and then get fertility intervention.
BUT, if red flags DO go up, this will save you precious time!
Whatever happens, good luck:-)