What is an anovulatory cycle?
The anovulatory cycle is a menstrual cycle characterized by the absence of ovulation, and therefore, the inability to get pregnant during this time. The amount of cycles per year depends on the menstrual cycle length, which is normally between 21 to 35 days. Within a calendar year, a woman with a regular cycle has approximately 13 menstruations, some of which are anovulatory. This is absolutely normal.
Keep this in mind at the conception stage. An anovulatory cycle may be the reason that a pregnancy did not occur during the first attempt.
With hormonal changes in the body that indicate the approach of menopause, anovulatory cycles will occur more often.