7 Reasons Your Period is Late ...


There are many reasons why your period is late.

So many factors in life can affect your period.

While it may be nice to get a break from Aunt Flo it can also be unnerving.

If you find yourself wondering why your period is late, then please read on.

1. Stress

As we already know stress can cause all kinds of havoc on the body.

It messes with our hormones in a big way.

I know of several women who have skipped a period or had one delayed by a couple of weeks due to stress.

There are times in life when stress is unavoidable, but try to manage stress and find ways to relax.

If you are currently under a lot of stress it may be part of the reason your period is late.

2. Exercise

Many athletic women experience amenorrhea (the absence of menstruation).

Intense training and quick weight loss can affect your period.

If you have recently started working out hard or lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time you may notice changes in your period, or not have one at all for a little while.

3. Birth Control

Birth control can be another reason your period is late.

Some forms of birth control are designed to cause a woman to not have a period or to go three to four months between periods.

If you have recently started a new form of birth control check the side effects of your method.

If you are still not sure if your birth control is the reason your period is late ask your doctor.

4. Pregnant

Of course one of the main reasons you miss a period is because of pregnancy.

If you are trying to get pregnant or are an adult in a stable and committed relationship then being pregnant can be a good thing.2

However, if you are young, single, or not ready, then being pregnant can be worrisome.

Either way, to put your mind at ease take a pregnancy test.

You can buy them at a drug store, go to your doctor’s office, or a pregnancy clinic.

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