Every woman may not have regular periods.For some it can be extremely irregular and delayed.And missed periods do cause mental havoc in women. A late period doesn’t always mean that you are pregnant. Check out 5 reasons why your period is delayed and you’re not pregnant.
1. Some major change in routine
Big changes in routine can cause you not to ovulate in the usual way. This can mess with the regularity of your period.
2. Stressing a lot
Your hormones can go haywire if you stress too much. When you work yourself up, the stress hormone cortisol directly impacts the levels of progesterone and estrogen in the body. Too much cortisol in the body can affect the length and flow of the cycle and also when it’s due to arrive.
3. You’ve been ill
If you’re ill during the time of your ovulation, then it can be delayed. Our bodies are intelligent. It feels that it does not want to get pregnant right now because it is busy fighting an infection.
4. You’ve gained or lost weight
If you’ve significantly lost or gained weight recently, this could be one of the reasons for delay in your periods. Rapid weight gain or loss is actually a very stressful period of time.
5. You’ve got your cycle wrong
We have always been taught that women have a 28-day cycle. Well, that’s not true for many women. Some have a 32-35 day cycle. Not everyone’s cycle is regular, and this is not abnormal. If your cycle changes dramatically, or extends beyond the dates, then you should worry and consider visiting a gynecologists.