Unless you’re trying for a baby, getting your period regularly is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you have to deal with cramps, bloating, and mood swings. On the other, yay, you’re not pregnant! Suddenly missing your period when babies aren’t on the agenda can be a real freak-out moment, but there are a few other factors that may be to blame.
Here, ob-gyn Alyssa Dweck, M.D., co-author of V is for Vagina, offers potential reasons your period is late that have nothing to do with a bouncing bundle of joy….