It may have seemed to you as a child that getting pregnant was as simple as having unprotected sex. Unfortunately, when you're ready to start a family, you soon discover that this isn't the case. Couples without fertility concerns may have to struggle for months to conceive, while those who do battle with infertility may have to wait years.
These were some of the reasons you could be having a hard time trying to get pregnant:
Not Trying to put in Enough Effort
The first question to ask is how long you've been trying. You may feel as if you've been trying for a long time—and maybe you have! —but keep in mind that many couples will not be able to conceive immediately away.
After six months of trying, over 80% of couples become pregnant. After a year of trying to conceive, approximately 90% of women will be pregnant. This assumes you have monthly intercourse that is well-timed.
If you're not ovulating, you won't be able to get pregnant. The majority of women who have ovulation issues have irregular periods. Regular menstrual periods, on the other hand, are no guarantee of ovulation. Even if you haven't been trying for a year, talk to us if your cycles are irregular.
The issue is with HIM, not you
Although women carry the baby, it takes two to tango. Fertility variables on the man's side are discovered in 20 to 30% of infertile couples. Infertility factors are found on both sides in another 40% of cases.
Another thing to keep in mind is that male infertility seldom manifests itself without a semen analysis, which is a test that assesses the health of the sperm and semen. Make sure you're both tested when you go to the doctor.
It is more difficult to become pregnant after the age of 35 for women and after the age of 40 for males. Some women believe that as long as they have regular cycles, their fertility is good, but this is not the case.
Both the amount and quality of eggs are affected by age. Also, if your spouse is five or more years older than you, you're more likely to have fertility issues after the age of 35.
You Have Endometriosis
Apart from menstruation, the most frequent symptoms of endometriosis include painful periods and pelvic pain. Not all women with endometriosis, however, experience similar symptoms. Some women who are diagnosed with endometriosis as part of an infertility evaluation.
Underlying Medical Problems
Infertility can be caused by underlying medical issues in both men and women. Infertility can be caused by a thyroid imbalance or undete
cted diabetes, for example. Depression is linked to infertility, despite the fact that the cause is unknown. Infertility can be caused by autoimmune illnesses such as lupus and untreated sexually transmitted infections.
Between 10% and 30% of infertile couples never find out why they are unable to conceive. Some doctors believe this is due to a lack of accurate diagnosis. They believe there is no such thing as unexplained infertility, simply problems that have yet to be detected or diagnosed.
However, the truth remains that some couples do not receive answers. However, just because you don't have answers doesn't mean you can't be helped. Even if your diagnosis is unexplained, feel free to talk to us.