Trying to get pregnant and not seeing results can be frustrating, emotional, and difficult. If you find yourself continuously wondering why you can’t get pregnant when everything is normal and you’re ovulating, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, you’ll find out everything you need to know about the inability to get pregnant even with regular periods. There are so many issues when it comes to infertility whether it’s female or male infertility and we’ll discuss the possible reasons why you might not be getting pregnant below.
Problems with ovulation
If you have issues with your period, there might be a possibility that you’re not ovulating. Missing a period, getting a really long period, or spotting regularly mid-cycle can sometimes indicate that you’re facing issues with ovulation.
If you’re not ovulating, it is extremely difficult to get pregnant. Speak to a fertility doctor or a gynecologist to help you understand what is causing your problems. You might be having issues with ovulation if you are:
- Underweight or overweight
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Primary ovarian insufficiency
Female infertility issues
A common reason you might not be ovulating and therefore not getting pregnant can be female infertility issues such as polycystic ovaries syndrome, endometriosis, fibroids, or blockage in the fallopian tubes. If you’re facing problems with your menstrual cycle, it is always best to check with your OB and find out whether there’s a problem you need to treat.
Your chances to get pregnant each month is during your fertility window. That means, for women who have regular 28 days cycles, they can get pregnant for 6 days each month when they are most fertile.
Most women start to ovulate on the 14th day of their 28 days cycle, making the fertile window that day as well as a few days before and a few days after. If you’re trying to get pregnant, you should ensure that sexual intercourse occurs with your husband during this time, to allow the sperm to fertilize the eggs released from your uterus.
Unfortunately, age can play a huge factor in the quantity and quality of the eggs you produce each month which heavily impacts your chances of getting pregnant. At the age of 35, women have a 15-20% chance of getting pregnant each month, but that heavily decreases each year as a woman’s fertility is reduced releasing fewer eggs with a reduced quality.
That’s why if you’re planning to wait to get pregnant later on in life, you should consider egg freezing in your early 30s. Read our egg freezing article to get all the information you need about egg freezing in Egypt.
Just like it takes two to tango, reproduction requires fertilizing an egg with male sperm. The female cannot get pregnant if her husband has sperm or semen issues. Instead of blaming yourself and increasing the unnecessary stress, ask your husband to undergo a semen analysis to check the sperm quality as the number, shape, and movement of sperm can affect fertility.
If you’re on contraception or have just recently stopped it, it may take a while for your period to go back to normal. Give yourself 6-12 months in order to start conceiving after stopping birth control instead of worrying about why you’re not getting pregnant and stressing out your body.
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Sources used in this article:
- Why Am I not getting Pregnant? – Healthline
- Why can’t I get pregnant? – Hopkins Medicine
- A look at your fertility timeline – Healthline