Why Can’t I Get Pregnant? The First Thoughts That Run Through Your Mind

If you’ve recently made the choice to get pregnant and are having a hard time, you’re probably asking yourself ‘why can’t I get pregnant?!’ Believe me, I asked myself the same question, and a million thoughts constantly went through my mind as to why it wasn’t working. I had such a desire to start a family, but it just wasn’t happening.

The first thing is to stop asking yourself ‘why can’t I get pregnant?’ It will only make things harder. The truth is, knowing how to get pregnant is not an exact science – there is no fixed timescale. I know it’s hard to wait, but it’s true. Even if both you and your partner are very fertile, your chances of conceiving in the first month are only 25% – most will have to wait months more.

I did always think to myself ‘I can’t get pregnant – what can I do??’ but this just wasn’t helping. So let’s start with the facts instead. Pregnancy is going to be harder to achieve for a few common reasons:

Your Age – If you are older it will take you longer to conceive, and generally each year you are over the age of 30, the more difficult it will be. Men’s fertility will also decrease, but usually after the age of 40.

Stress – Yes, it’s true – constantly saying to yourself ‘I can’t get pregnant’ or ‘I’ll never have kids’ is probably making you stressed, isn’t it? And stress is a huge factor in how easy it is to conceive. Try to make sure both you and your partner reduce the stress in your lives (and hopefully reading these facts will help you to do this).

Sperm Count – It could be the case that your partner has a low sperm count, making things that little bit slower, so get a test to find out. You should also recommend he tries loose fitting clothing and underwear to keep sperm production at its maximum.

Caffeine – Cutting down on how much coffee and caffeine you take in could really improve your chances of pregnancy.

Hormonal Problems – There are a range of hormonal problems that can make it harder to get pregnant. In this case it’s very important to get advice from a professional.

Believe me, I know how difficult it is to keep asking yourself ‘why can’t I get pregnant?’ Hopefully this website will help a little – and you should always know that it’s perfectly normal for conception to take a while! It took longer for me, but in the end I realised a little patience was all I needed to get pregnant.

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