Why can’t I get pregnant?
When you’ve been trying to have a baby for months, you might lose faith and wonder why you can’ t get pregnant. Don’t let it get you down! There are many reasons that may explain why you can’t, and most of the time it’s not that difficult to find a solution. MyBuBelly answers your questions to help you fulfil your dream of motherhood.
Age can play a very important role in the quality of ovulation. Indeed, ovulations are not regular at puberty or as menopause approaches. It is generally believed that women’s fertility peaks between the ages of 20 and 25 and then declines gradually from the age of 35.
Women aged 35 therefore statistically take longer to become pregnant than women in their twenties, but this does not in any way prevent them from becoming pregnant and they are often more impatient to get pregnant.
And don’t think that a pregnancy is impossible after 45!
Ovulation cycles are also greatly affected by your weight. In the distant past, women did not menstruate until they were 20 or 22 years old because their weight was not sufficient to trigger ovulation. This is why slender women tend to have irregular cycles. But they only need to gain a few kilos to re-establish a regular cycle. Overweight women also experience menstrual cycle disorders, which are resolved when they lose a few kilos.
Furthermore, it should be noted that rapid weight fluctuations over several months can disrupt ovulation and that a stable and healthy weight is therefore more favourable to a pregnancy.
While it is very important to be healthy and relaxed to have a baby, other factors, especially external ones, can stop you from getting pregnant. These include stress and worry, fatigue, lack of sleep, a heavy workload, and conflicting moods between the two partners.
However, the same is true of the many endocrine disrupters that surround us on a daily basis: they are factors of hypofertility. To overcome this, be wary of cosmetics and household products whose packaging may be unhealthy, as well as tobacco and alcohol, especially in the 3 months before conception and throughout the pregnancy.
Having intercourse too frequently
Contrary to what many people think, having sex too frequently (once a day or more) doesn’t help with pregnancy.
A woman only ovulates once a month in theory (in practice, some women ovulate even less frequently than that) and even if a man produces sperm all the time, he does not always produce the same amount.
Also, when he has frequent sexual intercourse, the number of sperm decreases with each ejaculation and their quality becomes much poorer.
Thus, a couple who has sex every 48 hours will be most likely to get pregnant.
Too much exercise
Despite a healthy lifestyle, you may have difficulty getting pregnant. Your issue may be that your routine exercise is too intense and keeps you from getting pregnant. A jog or an intense swimming session every day may be too much. So try to slow down the pace, even if it means you gain two kilos, because your body might need it to enable ovulation and fertilization.
You should be aware that some medications cause ovulation to stop. This is true of anti-migraine medications, antidepressants, antihypertensives and tranquilizers.
Moreover, ovulation is not the only factor to consider when conceiving a child. You should know that not all eggs are fertile, not all fertilized eggs become embryos, and not all embryos become foetuses (a natural phenomenon of miscarriage in the first three months of pregnancy). The vaginal and uterine environment are not constantly conducive to sperm circulation. Nevertheless, taking natural food supplements can help prepare the body for pregnancy. MyBuBelly offers a method that includes taking vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B6, etc.) to increase fertility, as well as a specific diet to influence vaginal pH, so you can choose your future baby’s sex.
As we have seen, individual fertility is variable, but the couple’s fertility is even more volatile. Indeed, some women are unable to have children with their spouse, but when they change partners, they become pregnant immediately.
In order to meet all the requirements for pregnancy, your partner must maintain a healthy lifestyle just as much as you do! Some couples, believing themselves to be infertile, try for several years and as soon as they stop all the treatments and adopt a healthy lifestyle, they finally become pregnant. Every couple is different, but the chances are increased when both partners start the adventure together.
In conclusion, there are many factors to consider. It is not possible to know in advance when you will become pregnant or under what conditions, because pregnancy depends on many different things, not all of which can be controlled. But if you are in good health, and you regularly monitor your lifestyle and ovulation, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get pregnant in the months after you stop using birth control. MyBuBelly supports you in this process. Know that there are many more impatient couples than truly infertile couples!