We imagine that once we are ready to have children, we will get pregnant. However, often the reality is very different and the desire for a child turns into a long wait.
The average time to get pregnant
We just need to do a little quick searching on the Internet to see an impressive number of women who think they are getting pregnant quickly and who are very disappointed with the passage of time without them getting there. This bitter-sweet surprise is very often associated with a lack of knowledge about pregnancy and their bodily functions.
A healthy woman who has no known fertility problems and under 35 can try to get pregnant for up to one year without this period being considered abnormal or that means there is a problem. But why is it so difficult for some people to become a mother and what can they do to help nature?
Why can’t I get pregnant?
Many factors affect our fertility, ranging from lifestyle, physical and emotional health, to a lack of understanding of how the reproductive system works. That is why it is important to learn everything about pregnancy before you even try to get pregnant so that you are ready and understand what is happening with your body.
Common causes that can affect a woman’s fertility
Contraception: Women who have used hormonal contraception for several years should expect an adjustment period after stopping contraception. For example, women who receive hormone injections must wait 6 to 9 months after the last injection before trying to get pregnant. Hormonal changes affect fertility and affect how long to get pregnant.
Reproductive system: Couples who want to have children have an interest in learning about the functioning of the reproductive system, especially about the ovulation cycle. Research has revealed that one in two couples try to get pregnant at the wrong time of the month. In addition, some couples mistakenly think that greater frequency of sexual intercourse increases the likelihood of conception, whereas the opposite happens: too much sex can reduce sperm cell counts and thus reduce the possibility of design.
Age: Maximum female fertility at puberty and gradually decreases with age. After 35 years, this decline is faster and the egg quality is lower. Because couples choose to wait longer and longer to start their families, it seems that this declining fertility factor is often involved.
Lifestyle: It’s always important to be healthy, but even more important if you want to be a mother. Your reproductive organs need a healthy lifestyle to be healthy and functioning properly. This means having a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, having good sleep habits, doing regular physical activity and having good stress management. Of course, if you smoke or drink alcohol regularly, this bad habit unfortunately affects your fertility.
Ovulation: According to research, between 33% and 50% of women who have fertility problems actually live with ovulation problems. A woman’s ovarian cycle is very complex: hormones are often unpredictable and can be disturbed by very little, which directly affects fertility. Benign factors such as weight gain or loss, stress or mild illness can affect the hormone cycle. Many women also have an irregular ovulation cycle forever or because of polycystic ovary syndrome which reduces their chances of getting pregnant.
Physical problems: Fallopian tube occlusion that prevents sperm from reaching the egg, endometriosis or uterine fibroids can prevent pregnancy. To diagnose physical problems and receive appropriate treatment, consult a doctor who can test you and guide you to the right source.
Our emotional state: Have you ever heard the story of women who were desperate to have a pregnancy and who finally became pregnant when they let go? Even though it’s hard not to be able to control what’s happening with your body, it’s important not to fall into an obsession with pregnancy. This is a major source of stress that can directly affect your cycle.
Unexplained infertility: in rare cases, although a medical examination does not reveal fertility problems, the woman cannot become pregnant. It’s very frustrating for couples who don’t know what to do to increase their chances of parenthood. Only one third of these couples will undergo pregnancy without medical intervention for a period of 3 years. Other couples will need assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).