irregular periods

Setting my own destiny

l2theboogie's picture

I am 29 years old and will be 30 this coming June. My husband and I have been married for three years and have tried to conceive on and off for the past two years. I say on and off because I have very irregular periods. This past year I went nine months w/o a period. High stress caused me to stuff my face uncontrollably and before you know it I'm @ my heaviest weight. I was told by a doctor that losing weight will help regulate my periods. Sigh.... I didn't know it would be so hard to get pregnant.

Lifestyle changes and parenthood

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
I'm almost nineteen and my boyfriend and I have decided to start trying to get pregnant, but I have a few questions.

First, almost two years ago I got a pap and they said I had HPV. I got treatment for it and went back the next year and they said everything was fine. Could I still have it and if I do could HPV harm my baby when I am pregnant or giving birth?

Second, I still have my hymen, the skin that is supposed to go away when your younger. Should I get it removed before giving birth?