you know how when you’re worried about something the last thing you should do is google it? well, as soon as someone on webmd said i might be having an anovulatory cycle, i immediately googled it. what did i find? first, anovulatory cycles typically mean you have your period but no ovulation occurs. second, it normally happens to women entering or in menopause, and if you’re not in that phase, it means you’re infertile.

so, i’ve put in a call to my doctor and now have my cell phone glued to me. please send some calming thoughts my way because there is a lot of freaking out going on over here.

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  1. Laurel says:

    Ugh… that is so freaky. But, hopefully your doctor will either be able to rule it out or suggest some kind of remedy.

    Do you read Amalah? She struggled with similar issues (I think) and now she’s a mom!

  2. Laura says:

    I seriously think you are a perfect candidate for charting your cycles. You get to know exactly what your body is doing and when. There is so much less freaking out, I know!! I know those worries and the Googling!

    Keep us updated, I hope all is well. 🙂

  3. sara says:

    I hate WEBmd. It always scares me when I look up stuff.

  4. jamie says:

    i’m sure webmd gave you the worst case scenario. hopefully, your doctor will calm all of your fears. we aren’t even trying and i constantly have fears that i’ll be infertile… or too fertile and get pregnant while on birth control =) i hope everything turns out just as it should for you and also that your doctor has good “bedside manner” so he/she doesn’t freak you out.

  5. Chas says:

    You will have your answer next week, it sounds. Googling medical stuff is never a good idea, I’ve found. Surely, since this is your first missed period, you’re probably a regular ovulator. I am a little surprised that you haven’t been checking your ovulation since you guys have been trying to hard to get pregnant, but anyway, I’m sure it’s fine. I am a very regular ovulator, and I’ve missed my period before…or I guess I shouldn’t say missed…I’ve been up to almost two weeks late before, and it always boiled down to stress, not lack of ovulation

  6. alyndabear says:

    I know how tempting it is to google things and get some sort of a diagnosis, but just remember – Dr Google isn’t always right! In fact, he’s made me a bit of a hypochondriac in the past – so good thoughts coming your way, hopefully you get some peace of mind soon.

    Big hugs!

  7. Casey says:

    Stoooopid Google putting fear in your heart!

    I’m sending some good vibes your way. It’s your turn!

    If you *are* pregnant, I think I might squeal with happiness!

    Don’t stress too much because if you are pregnant, your body doesn’t need any extra stress!

  8. Lisa says:

    Google can give you too much information sometimes! Let us know what the Dr. says.

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