Reasons Why You Are Not Getting Pregnant

There are various possible reasons why you are not getting pregnant; I will be evaluating a list of reasons why you are not getting pregnant and the possible solutions. Read through them and pick reasons which are applicable to you.

YOU DONT HAVE ENOUGH SEX

You or your partner are probably the working class type and as a result you hardly have sex or sometimes have sex once a week. This is inadequate for you if you are trying to get pregnant as you have a very short window of about 24-36 hours when your egg is released every month. If there is no sperm to meet your egg, you won’t get pregnant.

YOU ARE HAVING SEX AT THE ‘WRONG TIME’

Sex at the ‘right time’ will most likely lead to pregnancy. The ‘right time’ however is your ovulation period; this is when you are most fertile and egg is released from your ovary. When your egg meets with sperm, it leads to conception. Therefore you must chart your ovulation period accurately by taking due note of your menstrual cycle to be sure it is constant and doesn’t fluctuate and have lots of sex about 3-5 days before ovulation, during ovulation and a day after ovulation as sperm can live in your body for about 5 days but your egg can only last for about 24-36 hours.

YOU HAVE SEX IN POSITIONS THAT DO NOT ENCOURAGE CONCEPTION

Any sexual position, that doesn’t not encourage penetration which leads to deposition of sperm close to the cervix; is a possible reason why you are not getting pregnant. You are probably having sex in the sitting position, standing position or with you on top; these positions make it difficult to conceive. You should indulge more in positions such as rear entry, missionary and side-by-side position as they aid the disposition of sperm properly.

Note that after sex if you are the type that stands up almost immediately or washes up, this could be a reason why you are not getting pregnant. After sex, lie on your back or abdomen for about 15-20mins, if possible take a nap.

YOU ARE UNDERWEIGHT OR OVERWEIGHT

You probably do not want to hear this point or you will like to ignore, but being overweight or underweight can impinge on your fertility. If you are notably underweight or you exercise extremely, you will often lose your period all together. Also if you are overweight, your fertility will be affected as well. You must lose weight if you are overweight to improve your fertility. Ensure you stick to a reasonable diet that will either increase your weight if you are underweight or decrease your weight if you are overweight. Weight can also have a negative effect your partner’s sperm, if your partner is over or underweight; persuade him to reach an ideal favourable weight.

YOUR PARTNER HAS LOW SPERM QUALITY

The problem might not be you, it might be your partner that has low sperm quality or and poor motility or any form of structural abnormalities which prevents the proper flow of sperm. Your spouse must avoid hot tubs and other activities that could cause extreme heat to his scrotum as this can reduce sperm count You will need to consult your doctor to be sure this is not the case with your partner and if this is the case, it can be treated with medication. Be patient and support your partner.

YOU USE PRODUCTS THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOUR VAGINA FAVOURABLE FOR SPERMS TO FLOW/SWIM

Using scented tampons, sprays, glycerine soap, douches and lubricants will make your vagina not friendly for sperm; thereby killing the sperms before they even get to your egg. Stay away from products that are deadly for sperms.

YOU HAVE UNHEALTHY HABITS THAT IMPINGE ON YOUR FERTILITY

If you are smoking, using drugs, taking caffeine or alcohol, it can be contributing to your not getting pregnant as these habits are known to impair fertility. Drugs can harm you when trying to conceive and it can also lead to miscarriage. Alcohol also reduces your chances of getting pregnant; caffeine affects your fertility and can interfere with the egg’s ability to become implanted in your uterus. Smoking impairs your fertility, affects the sperm of your partner and increases your chances of miscarriage.

YOU HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM

Although most couples don’t get pregnant after their first attempt but if you have tried for more than a year, it is wise for you and your partner to get checked to be sure you both have no medical condition that is making you not get pregnant. There are several medical conditions that could make it difficult to conceive and you just might have one or more of them. If you find out you have one, ensure you adhere diligently to every medication and prescription by the doctor.

 

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