There are two important days in every Girl/Woman life look forward to –
- The day she got married to the love of her life.
- The day the couple bring their most treasured soul into the world.
The joy of giving life to a teeny-tiny baby is one of the exhilarating movements in women’s lives. However, for some reasons, this dream does not come true as easily as it does for some others. 27.5 million couple in India suffering from infertility. According to the Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.
You know that you have been trying to get conceive for a while now? But nothing is happening. Conceiving is not just having sex. There are several factors, single or combination contribute to your not getting pregnant. It is a complex thing to pinpoint why she is not conceiving. This is the high time to know the reasons for not getting pregnant and fix the issue.
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Reasons why you’re not getting pregnant
Under or overweight
Stress or hormonal problems
Overuse of lubricants
1. Ovulation problems:
Ovulation is the process of release of an egg from your Ovaries. Human conception requires an egg and sperm. Anovulation is one of the common causes of female infertility. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one possible cause for anovulation. Underweight or overweight, thyroid dysfunction, primary ovarian insufficiency, and hyperprolactinemia are other possible reasons for anovulation.
2. Fallopian tubes:
Damaged or blocked Fallopian tube is another cause for infertility. If Fallopian tube has any problems, it does not allow the eggs to reach the sperm and hold it within itself. Consulting specialist and testing can be determined if your tubes are blocked or damaged.
Endometriosis is a chronic problem that can cause infertility. Endometriosis results when tissue growth occurs in sites other than where it is supposed to grow. The most common symptoms of endometriosis include painful periods and chronic pelvic pain. Of course, not all women with endometriosis have these symptoms. Endometriosis is mostly misdiagnosed. It can not be diagnosed with the blood test or ultrasound. It requires diagnostic laparoscopic surgery.
4. Egg factors
women are born with approximately 1-2 million eggs at birth. But these eggs gradually lessen to 300,000 by puberty. If she does not have quality and quantity eggs in her body, the chances are getting a pregnancy to reduce drastically.
5. The man problem
One of the primary causes of infertility is low quality and quantity of sperm in man. Genetic abnormality leading to sterility. In order to understand where the problem lies, first you need to consult a specialist doctor for physical examination. They will ask you to undergo for semen and sperm analysis test. Based on the results further steps will be done.
6. Under or Overweight
Being too thin or too fat will also highly affect your chances of conceiving. If you are undernourished or on the heavier side, then it will hamper your fertility. Maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise helps you an ideal body weight. Being skinny is a lesser chance to get conceive compare to overweight people.
7. Stress and hormonal problems
Stress causes hormonal imbalance which leads to irregular periods. Stress takes a toll on you both physically and mentally. The hypothalamus controls the pituitary gland. When a person feels stress, it directly affects hypothalamus functions. To beat stress, you should care about yourself doing your interesting activities, regular exercise and yoga help you overcome this problem.
8. Overuse of lubricants
In recent studies state that vaginal lubricants negatively affect the motility of the sperm. And this is for both over the counter and homemade lubricants. Another reason is lubricants have an acidic pH, which is enough to kill sperms. Foreplay is the best lubricants for conception. Take your own time to get into the mood.
For women after age 35, and for men after age 40 age it is difficult or takes a longer time to get pregnant. Some women assume if they are getting regular periods and their fertility is fine. But that is not true. Age impacts egg quality and quantity.
10. Unhealthy lifestyle
Common lifestyle factors such as excessive caffeine, overeating junk food, alcohol, and smoking can affect your fertility. Sleep deprivation can strain and exhaust your body that eventually affects your immune system. This increases your chances of getting infections and affects the reproduction cycle. The same applies to men. Better to avoid bad habits as soon as possible.