There are a myriad of things that could stop you from having a child, and many of the most common problems are highly treatable. It is important not to panic if you are experiencing problems. Relax, try to stop focussing on the question why cant I get pregnant? Read the following tips and advice, and if you are still having problems, visit your doctor for the necessary tests.
What could be causing you not to fall pregnant?
If you and your partner have decided to have a child, you will have been very excited at the beginning. Procreating seems very simple. Have sex without protection and wait until you miss a period. However, for many women, falling pregnant is not that easy. A very large amount of women spend months or even years trying to fall pregnant and never manage it. However, some women procreate after many years of not getting it right.
Sometimes it takes a while
The first thing to remember about falling pregnant is that it does not always happen immediately. Even if you and your partner are perfectly healthy, sometimes it will take a while before you become pregnant. Often doctors can’t explain why it has taken so long, and can’t find anything wrong, but it is common. There may be one of a myriad of things holding you back, or there may be nothing at all you can do to speed things up.
Are you stressed out?
Stress can be a factor in stopping you from falling pregnant. If you are worried that it is taking a while, you could be affecting the process just by thinking about it. Another thing that can happen due to stress is that your period may come late or not at all. This might make you think that you are pregnant and then you will have to face up to the disappointment that you are not, in fact, carrying a child.
Are you having sex at the right time in your cycle?
The only time that you can get pregnant during your menstrual cycle is when you are ovulating. It is a good idea to use a chart or calendar to keep track of when you will be ovulating so that you can make sure to have sex at the right time. There are also other devices that you can use to tell whether you are ovulating or not.
Were you previously taking a contraceptive?
Before you decided to have a baby were you taking the contraceptive pill, patch or injection? If you were using any of these or other contraceptives, they may still be in your system affecting your chances of getting pregnant. Many women find that they are not able to conceive for quite some time after going off of their contraceptive. Give yourself a good period of time before you start expecting results.
Are you overweight?
Being overweight greatly diminishes your chances of having a child. It is always a good idea to reach your correct Body Mass Index (BMI) before trying to have a child. Obesity is linked to a number of other health problems like Diabetes and heart disease which would only further complicate your pregnancy.
Do you have a history of problems conceiving in your family?
Ask your female relatives if they had any trouble conceiving. You may find that you have some sort of problem which is hereditary. It is a good idea to find out before going to see your doctor.
How old are you?
Your age also affects whether you will conceive or not. Older women (late thirties up) may find it more difficult to become pregnant than younger women. However, some women have been known to give birth in their sixties.
Could my smoking or drinking be why I cant get pregnant?
Smoking or drinking too much alcohol is another risk factor that could potentially be stopping you from becoming pregnant. It is a good idea to stop smoking and drinking before you try to get pregnant.
If you have asked yourself the question ‘why can’t I get pregnant?’ reading this should definitely have given you a few things to think about and concentrate on. If none of the above factors pertain to you, you should visit your doctor.