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Why It Might Take Longer to Get Pregnant

Are you trying very hard to get pregnant, but don’t see any results? There could be several reasons why you’re still not successful in conceiving. In this article, we will be sharing a list of reasons as to why it might take longer for you to get pregnant.


Issues with ovulation

Some women may have trouble ovulating regularly every month. Ideally, ovulation should occur once in every 28 days, but some women face irregularities. Thus, you should consider speaking to your doctor to get fertility drugs that works like normal hormones to help regulate or stimulate ovulation. Just a word of caution though, favorable results may not take effect right away. Be prepared to wait for some time before your ovulation becomes regular again.



There is a strong correlation between age and fertility and as your age increases, your chances of getting pregnant drop significantly. As you grow older, the number and quality of eggs that you have within your ovaries will also gradually decline. In other words, trying to conceive after 35 years old may be a challenge for most women.



Even if there are healthy sperms waiting to ovulate the eggs in the womb, you still might find it difficult to get pregnant within the first few months. This is due to the inappropriate environment within the womb for the egg to be implanted securely.


Sperm quality

Another major factor that determines your ability to get pregnant is the sperm quality of your partner. There could be multiple reasons why the sperm from your partner gets damaged. These may include reasons such as untreated sexually transmitted infections, mumps, excessive heat from taking hot baths, injuries to testicles, smoking, consumption of alcohol, and even wearing tight fitting underwear. In addition, recreational drugs may also cause a drop in sperm quality. Your partner can get a test done to determine whether sperm quality is good enough to conceive or not during preconception stage.


What should you do if you don’t get pregnant after trying for a year?

It is important to first understand about your menstrual cycle, and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you and your partner try to conceive for about a year. If you still don’t get pregnant after a year, it is then best to seek the assistance of a doctor to understand what are the suitable treatment options available.

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