5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Pregnant

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Some couples seem to have all the luck in the world when it comes becoming pregnant and are able to get pregnant fairly quickly. However, for many more couples becoming pregnant is a challenge. After months and months of trying to conceive, it is likely that you are wondering what you’re doing wrong and why you are unable to become pregnant.

When you find yourself in this situation, there are many reasons why you may be struggling to become pregnant. However, below are five of the most common reasons that you may be causing your struggle to become pregnant and what you can do to correct them.

1. Medical Conditions

There are a number of conditions that women can have that can prevent them from becoming pregnant. For example, those with endometriosis sometimes find that they require surgery before they are able to conceive. Polycystic ovarian syndrome also hinders a woman’s ability to become pregnant and will need to be treated. It is best to see your doctor so that any medical condition can be treated in a timely manner.


2. Your Partner

It is estimated that 30% to 40% of fertility issues stem from problems with male sperm. Sometimes there is not enough sperm, the quality of the sperm is poor, or there is no healthy sperm motility. There are many things that you can do to help improve the quality and quantity of the sperm, including having a healthy diet, staying away from negative lifestyle influences and reducing the amount of stress in your life. In some extreme cases, couples have found that they are required to rely on donated sperm from another partner.


3. Your Weight

Many couples have found that weight is a serious issue when they are trying to become pregnant. Weight does not only affect women, but it can affect men as well and can lead to infertility in many cases. If you are overweight, you may find that your menstrual cycle may be out of balance and women who are underweight may see issues when trying to carry a healthy pregnancy.


4. Stress

Stress is another item that causes many couples to have trouble when they are trying to get pregnant. If you have a stressful job or lifestyle, it is best to make the appropriate changes before you attempt to become pregnant. While some couples have completely changed jobs, others have went for a simpler approach and developed stress reducing exercises to help eliminate the stress that they are feeling in their life.


At times, trying to become pregnant can lead to additional stress that can make it even harder. For this reason, it is good to have a good support group to help you through the process.

5. Age

As women age, it becomes less likely that they will be able to become pregnant because their eggs may become damaged and there are fewer of them available. If you have found that you are having trouble getting pregnant and you are over the age of 35, it is important that you talk to your doctor after six months of trying to become pregnant. The sooner you seek assistance at an older age, the better. Although it is not impossible to get pregnant after a certain age, some have found that it is necessary to use donated eggs or embryos to help them become pregnant.


6. Conclusion

When you’re struggling to become pregnant, there are many things that may be causing issues in this department. After trying for a year, it is suggested that you seek the advice of a fertility specialist in order to help you with process. However, for those over the age of 35, it is advised to visit a specialist after six months of trying.

Keep in mind that there are many things that you can do to help improve your chances of conceiving naturally. You should also make sure that you talk to your doctor before you begin trying to conceive so that you will know any areas that you can improve to help increase your odds of becoming pregnant. Above all, it is important to relax and enjoy the process because, in the end, most couples are able to become pregnant after 18 months of trying to conceive.

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Larissa Belanger, RN

Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.