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Common Causes For Not Getting Pregnant

Why I'm Not Getting Pregnant?!

2 mins
to read Apr 1, 2021

Have you been trying for months to get pregnant and have a baby who will bring joy to your marriage, but in vain?

 

The truth is that getting pregnant, and giving birth, aren’t as easy as some believe, for there are various physiological, health and psychological factors affecting the level of success of such a process.

 

Let us together have an insight on the main, most common factors behind not getting pregnant: 

Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Any hormonal disorder in a woman’s body may affect her menstrual period and cause irregularity. The most likely result would be an anovulatory cycle or a menstrual period where bleeding occurs without an egg being released.

Woman’s Age and Weight

Woman’s age and weight may play a vital role in her attempts to get pregnant and give birth, whereas this mission gets more difficult with age and whether she’s overweight or underweight.

Male Semen

The quality and quantity of sperm cells can affect a woman’s attempt at getting pregnant and having a baby. If your husband is unable to produce sufficient, healthy sperm, it is probably due to the following reasons: untreated venereal diseases, alcohol, smoking, exposure to high temperature, and injuries in the testes.   

Implantation Problems

Sometimes, the male reproductive cells manage to fertilize the ovule. But this latter won’t be steadily implanted in the uterine wall, which leads to its release out of the body during the next menstrual cycle.    

Stress

Stress and sadness can dent a woman’s attempts at conceiving, by exerting huge pressure on the hormones in charge of releasing eggs susceptible to fertilization. The result is late ovulation or no ovulation at all.

Lack of sleep

Lack of sleep may reduce the ability of man and woman to reproduce by negatively affecting their immunity and exposing them to infections that could damage their reproductive organs. 

Some health conditions

Not getting pregnant can stem from health problems that must be treated before resuming any serious attempts to conceive. These problems include but are not limited to: thyroid disorders, endometritis, pelvis infection, polycystic ovary disease, fallopian tube obstruction, and Hughes syndrome.  

In addition to the above-mentioned factors, not getting pregnant may derive from an unhealthy pattern of living and unhealthy daily habits – such as smoking, drinking alcohol and excessive physical exercises.

 

Therefore, watch your habits and improve your way of living in order to succeed in your pregnancy attempts. Should you fail, have recourse to your doctor for professional advice.  

 

Read More: When Does Pregnancy Occur?

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