Why can’t I get pregnant? Well, I can give you at least 10 common reasons to answer that question. I also hope that the above question isn’t reflecting a feeling of desperate probably after a long struggle to get pregnant and no result yet. There is always a chance and a correct way to get there. It is a matter of time.
Reason #1 – Insufficient sex
You may be included in the group of young working and active couples who are too occupied by their daily activities and focusing on their career. You may be trapped in a situation where you are too tired and get out of the mood to have sex. If you have sex once a week, it seems not to be enough.
Reason #2 – Wrong times for Sex
You probably are not aware that the best time to have sex is when your ovulation occurs. At this stage, your egg (ovum) is ready to meet the winning spermatozoa of your spouse and gets fertilized. Try to have a sex session a week before and after your ovulation, every other day will be perfect.
Reason #3 – Smoking Habit
Are you aware that a cigarette contains around 4.000 dangerous substances that are considered carcinogenic (causing cancer)? Smoking tends to reduce your fertility and can endanger your coming baby. Try hard to stop smoking. Besides, the male part, smoking will lower his sperm count.
Reason #4 – Drinking Alcohol
If you or your partner drinks more than four units in a week then you may be considered an alcoholic. This habit may reduce the probability to get pregnant by one-third. This is because you lose your appetite and in the end lose your energy. Please try hard to get you and your spouse back on the right and healthy life track again.
Reason #5 – Imbalanced Diet
A balanced diet doesn’t always mean cutting out all your favorite foods and applying a strict eating schedule, but it could be simply eating food in a moderate way and quantity, not overdoing it. Additional vitamins, minerals, and food supplements will support your healthy pregnancy.
Reason #6 – Uncontrolled Weight
Are you in the group obesity or overweight? Bringing your weight to its normal levels is very important since being overweight decreases the chances to get pregnant. Obesity tends to affect the menstrual cycle which becomes irregular and unpredictable.
It is the same with underweight where there is a tendency to poor appetite which may cause insufficiency in energy needed to support a normal pregnancy. Consult your doctor to help you control your weight.
Reason #7 – Too much caffeine
Drinking a cup of coffee or tea daily will be okay. But don’t have more than that. Caffeine tends to decrease fertility in women and lowering sperm counts in males. Caffeine is also known to cause low birth weight babies and increases the probability of miscarriage. Just play safe, the official maximum daily recommendation by the FDA is 200 mg during pregnancy.
Reason #8 – No exercises
Many people just neglect the benefit of exercise for whatever reason. The primary benefit of exercising to get pregnant is that you will be in a perfect condition to have quality sex more frequently. But, do not over-exercise, which might be harmful to your body and will ruin your entire getting pregnant plan.
Reason #9 – Strong obsession with getting pregnant
You might be so excited to get pregnant which can turn into an obsession. This isn’t good. The stronger the obsession the bigger the worry to fail in fulfilling your expectation will be felt. Finally, it will put you in a serious stressful condition.
Stress may cause menstrual irregularity and might affect the ovulation process. It will also negatively affect your relationship with your partner which is a barrier to having sex.
Reason #10 – The presence of possible infertility problems
In women, two conditions make it difficult to facilitate a normal pregnancy which are endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, while in men the most common fertility problem is an inadequate sperm count.