How Long Should It Take Me to Get Pregnant?

How Long Should It Take Me to Get Pregnant?


When it comes to how long it takes to get pregnant, there is a lot of misinformation floating around out there. Most women either underestimate or overestimate the average amount of time it takes to get pregnant. There are women out there who decide that they want to get pregnant, and try for a couple of months, and then decide they must be infertile. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

On the other side of the coin, there are women who try to get pregnant for years and years and never think there is a problem, they just keep trying. So, what is the real deal? How long does it take the average couple to get pregnant? Read on to find out.

The facts

The average that it takes a couple to get pregnant is anywhere between 12 and 18 months. Of course, every couple is different, and every situation is different. Only 30 percent of all couples will get pregnant within the first month of trying to get pregnant.

However, around 92 percent of all couple will get pregnant naturally within 12 months. The remaining couples are usually the ones who have an underlying fertility issue that requires a doctor’s intervention. However, there is no way to tell where you will fall between that time frame. Some people conceive on the low end, and some couples take the entire 12 months or even more. The truth is, there is really no way to tell.

What to do

If you are trying to conceive, you should be taking every step you can to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to get pregnant. That means charting your ovulation to know when your most fertile days are so you can get pregnant easily.

Make sure that you have sex during your fertile times. Also, make sure to get enough exercise and maintain a healthy weight. That ensures that your fertility will be optimal. If you have been trying to get pregnant for more than six months and you are age 35 or over, it is time to see a doctor to figure out what is going on.

If you are under age 35 and you have been trying to conceive for more than a year with no success, it is a good idea to see a doctor to see if there are any underlying fertility issues that you might need to take care of. As you can see, there is really no set time that each woman takes to get pregnant. There are women who try for years and never have success, and there are women who get pregnant the first time they have sex. You just never know.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.