What should I do if I don’t get pregnant?

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When motherhood comes knocking at the door, your life begins to revolve around the idea. You watch your diet, track your menstrual cycles, have sex and look at baby clothes, wanting to get pregnant.

You try really hard for months, but you still can’t get pregnant. And time goes by and the excitement wears off because that longed-for pregnancy doesn’t come.

At this point, believe us when we tell you that desperation is not the best company. That’s why in this article we’re going to tell you what care you should take during the pre-pregnancy period.

We will also explain the steps you need to take to get pregnant, the reasons why you are not succeeding and where to go to get pregnant. Take a pen and paper, and take note because these simple tips can help you achieve what you want most: to start a family.

Why can’t I get pregnant?

Believe it or not, infertility is very common and is usually diagnosed when you have been trying to conceive for more than a year. This inability is not only a woman’s problem, as there are many factors that directly affect men. Here are some of them.

Possible causes of infertility in women:

Lack of ovulation, chlamydia, gonorrhoea or any untreated STD, blocked fallopian tubes, poor quality eggs, endometriosis, benign tumours in the uterus or being over 35 years old, tubal ligation or some genetic diseases.

Possible causes of infertility in men:

Malformed sperm or low sperm motility, chlamydia, gonorrhoea or an untreated STD, increased semen viscosity so that sperm cannot move easily, lack of sperm or low sperm count, varicocele, having an undescended testicle or a failure of testicular development, vasectomies or some genetic diseases.

Although there are factors that can affect men and women separately, there are also factors that can affect men and women together, such as being overweight or underweight, a very sedentary lifestyle or poor nutritional habits, chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments and excessive consumption of alcohol, tobacco, drugs or food supplements based on hormone preparations.

Pre-pregnancy: steps to follow

It’s that moment in your life when your biological clock has sounded and you’re ready to enjoy the incredible world of motherhood. If you didn’t know how the menstrual cycle worked until now, you will become an expert during pre-pregnancy.

Every woman’s menstrual cycle consists of two phases: the follicular phase and the luteal phase. And in between are the ovulation days, i.e. the days on which a woman can become pregnant.

One of the main reasons why a woman does not get pregnant is because she does not know her fertile days. It is therefore necessary for every woman to be aware of this so that she can become pregnant in the shortest possible time.

In order for pregnancy to occur, it is necessary to have sexual intercourse during the fertile days or during the days before, as sperm can remain alive inside the woman’s body for 2/3 days after sexual intercourse. Therefore, fertilisation could occur.

The first step would be to keep track of your menstrual cycle. You can record the days of your menstruation, either in a notebook or on an app, to estimate your ovulation days.

Another step is to identify the signs of ovulation that will help you know which days you are most likely to get pregnant. There are three main symptoms: the basal temperature (you need to take it as soon as you wake up and without getting out of bed), observe the vaginal discharge and the opening of the cervix (which is much softer and more open on fertile days).

Finally, ovulation tests can be used. These devices are able to identify the days of ovulation through the luteinising hormone. It increases in the woman’s urine until ovulation occurs.

What should I do to get pregnant?

Once we know what our fertile days are, we must do what will favour the conception of the baby: have sex.

First of all, you should know that the average time to get pregnant is 6 months. Although there are many couples who need much more time. It is said that if a woman takes more than a year to get pregnant, or six months if she is over 35 years old, that is when she should see a fertility specialist.

Finally, another important issue is related to orgasm. It is said that it is important for a woman to have an orgasm during sexual intercourse, as the contractions generated in the uterus facilitate the arrival of the sperm to the egg.

And if I still can’t get pregnant, what should I do?

As we have said, you should not despair in this type of situation. It is time to consult specialists.

At NOVA FIV we have a team of professionals in artificial insemination and in vitro fertility that will help and advise you throughout the process. Make a free initial consultation with us, we are specialists in all treatments.

Visit our website and find out more about the services we offer in assisted reproduction and fertility.