Why can’t I get pregnant? This is a common question that many women ask when their effort to get pregnant ends in failure. There are many reasons why you fail to get pregnant. Missing your fertile window, problem with your reproductive system, poor lifestyle, and many other reasons may contribute to your failure to get pregnant. Here I will show you some possible reasons why you cannot get pregnant and possible solutions for your problem.
You miss your fertile window.
If you have no fertility-related problem, the most possible reason why you cannot get pregnant is that you miss your fertile window. If you have regular 28-day menstrual cycle, you should be fertile from day 12 to day 17 since the first day of your period. If you have menstrual cycle with different length, you can use fertility calculator to determine your fertile window. If you have an irregular menstrual cycle, you should record your cycle data using a calendar. The longer the data you record, the more visible the pattern of your menstrual cycle and thus the easier you can estimate your fertile window. You can also monitor your cervical mucus because thick and stretchy mucus is a sign of ovulation period. You can also consult a doctor or use ovulation predictor kit to determine your fertile window.
You have a problem with ovulation.
I don’t miss my fertile window, but why am I not getting pregnant? If you have made a precise calculation of your fertile window but you still cannot get pregnant, you may have a problem with ovulation. Ovulation may fail to occur because of many reasons, including polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity, thinness, and thyroid imbalance. You may need to consult a specialist to have your condition inspected.
You may have a bad lifestyle.
Your chance of getting pregnant will greatly decrease if you are an active smoker, an alcoholic, or a drug addict. Any dangerous substances that enter your body may adversely affect the wellness of your reproductive system. If you still live with unhealthy habit, you may need to make a big change if you truly want to have a child soon.
There might be a problem with your fallopian tube.
Fertilization occurs in the fallopian tube, so if this tube is blocked or damaged because of prior surgery, STD, or endometriosis (the presence of endometrium elsewhere than the uterus), fertilization may not be able to occur. Endometriosis itself may also be a separate cause of infertility even if it doesn’t occur in the fallopian tube.
Perhaps, the problem is not on you.
There is no problem with my health and lifestyle, but why am I not getting pregnant? If there is no problem with your reproductive system and you have stayed on your fertility calendar but you still cannot get pregnant, maybe the problem is not on you, but on your partner. Male infertility is common. Just like female infertility, male infertility also has many causes, including obesity, smoking addiction, alcoholism, and prostate gland inflammation or infection. During a medical checkup, your partner may need to be inspected as well to determine the cause of your failure to get pregnant. I hope the article can explain Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?