If you’ve been trying for some time to conceive without success, you may find yourself asking, “How Come I Can’t Get Pregnant?” You may assume that if you are healthy and actively trying that it shouldn’t take months and months to conceive. But it is important to understand that pregnancy doesn’t always happen quickly. Just look at the statistics. Healthy couples between the ages of 25-34 who are actively trying have these odds of success (approximately):
• 30% by month 1• 59% by month 3• 80% by month 6• 92% by month 12
And the problem can be as simple as not having sex at the right time during your cycle. Timing is key. If you are not having sex often then you can easily miss opportunities month after month. Experts suggest having sex every other day starting from day 10 of your cycle. And targeting (having sex) everyday the 5 days leading up to ovulation can really increase your odds, as sperm live longer than the egg.
In some cases there is a true medical problem that is holding up the works. The most common fertility issues that can inhibit conception are irregular ovulation, low sperm count, and fallopian tube deficiencies. And certain conditions such as PCOS (poly-cystic ovarian syndrome) and luteal phase defect can affect a woman’s ability to ovulate regularly and hinder conception. Endometriosis is another fairly common problem that can cause tubal infertility as well as some infections. And finally, a small percentage of couples may have unexplained infertility.
While medical intervention may be necessary for some, many couples simply need to consider fine-tuning. By focusing on timing, health, lifestyle, and using the latest breakthroughs in proactive nutrient support, conception may just happen sooner than later.