Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?

Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?

There are numerous different reasons of infertility and they may be either in males or females. Sometimes, both the partners may be suffering with infertility issues, which is why they are not able to conceive. For females, the most common issues are related to ovulation and for males the most common issues are related to sperm quality. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

If you are unable to get pregnant, there may be many reasons behind it. Jumping to conclusions is not the way to go. You should talk to your doctor and find out the problem. Generally, the following may be some of the 15 pregnancy tips as to why you can’t get pregnant.

Poor health

If you are not healthy, you will face problems getting pregnant. Your general health has to be good enough to get pregnant and then to support pregnancy. Thus, you should eat well and make sure you get adequate rest. You should also be physically active.

At the same time, it’d be ideal if you quit smoking and reduced alcohol intake as well as drug use. There are also many medications and medical disorders that can sabotage your fertility. These include cancer medications, sickle cell disease, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and kidney disease.

Maternal age

While men stay fertile through their life, women don’t. They are fertile only until they reach menopause. With age, fertility of women declines. In other words, it is easier to get pregnant in your twenties and early thirties but it is very difficult to get pregnant in your late thirties and forties. If you are older than 35, your age may be the reason why you are having problems getting pregnant.


If you have irregular periods, it may be because of hormonal disturbances. There are many reasons behind hormonal imbalance and the most common reason is PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Irregular periods also point that you may not be ovulating each month. If there is no ovulation, it is obvious that you can’t get pregnant.

Blocked fallopian tubes and endometriosis

Fallopian tube is the location where fertilization occurs. Once the conception occurs, the fertilized egg is transferred to the uterus. The starting point of pregnancy is, thus, in the fallopian tube. If there is a problem with your fallopian tubes such as blockage, fertilization won’t occur naturally and you won’t get pregnant no matter how much you try.

Even artificial insemination won’t work in this case. Scarring of fallopian tubes or the blockage mainly occurs because of infections such as sexually transmitted diseases. Endometriosis is another concern that can hamper your fertility.

Sperm trouble

Sperm problems are also pretty common. Around twenty percent of the infertility cases are because of problems with the sperm. Low motility and low sperm count are actually very common. In other cases, the sperm may be damaged or abnormal. If you are having trouble getting pregnant, it’d be ideal for both partners to take infertility tests. A complete sperm analysis can detect whether the fault lies in the sperm.

Ask the doc

Talking to the doctor and finding out the exact reason is important so that you take the right infertility treatment. Sometimes, altering your lifestyle and diet is all that you need to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.