Why Are You Not Getting Pregnant? 5 Possible Reasons

There can be many possible reasons for this like as irregular ovulation, structural problems in the reproductive system, or an underlying medical problem

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Are you trying to get pregnant, but nothing is happening? There can be many possible reasons for this including irregular ovulation, structural problems in the reproductive system, or an underlying medical problem.  But these reasons may not fully explain why you are aren’t getting pregnant.

There are many more reasons that can trigger your reproductive capacity and hinder your way of getting pregnant.

According to Dr. Nupur Gupta, Founder Well Woman Clinic & Director Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurugram, “there can be several reasons of infertility in women. Women who are overweight or obese go through hormonal imbalances which leads to irregular ovulation. This may cause cause infertility among women. Moreover, bad lifestyle habits and diets like consumption of alcohol and lack of physical activities can also alter the ovulation.”

“Emotions play a big role for the infertility among women. If a woman is not comfortable during the intercourse, the body and the hormones will not relax. Stress might affect the release of the eggs. Many pregnancies are affected due to anxiety and stress,” she said.

“Deficiency of vitamin D is one of those unknown factors that has a very important role in hormone regulation. Lack of ‘Happy Hormones’ can disturb your cycles, and can be a reason why you are not able to get pregnant,” she added.

Here are some of those unspoken factors that cause a huge impact on your overall health, but are very important for fertility and pregnancy.

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Stress can be a reason for many health problems, and in women, it can cause irregular periods. Both sperm and an egg are required for conception. If you are not ovulating, you will never get pregnant.

Irregular sleep cycle

Irregular sleep cycle or sleep deprivation impacts both body and mind. Apart from tiredness, hormones that your body releases when you don’t sleep can affect your mental peace, leading to stress.

Other than stress, sleep deprivation can weaken your immune system, which, in turn, can affect the reproductive cycle.

Weight issues

Weight issues among  women are the most common reasons for not getting pregnant. A woman who is either underweight or overweight, can face difficulties in conceiving.  Following a healthy diet and maintaining body weight is extremely important in dealing with weight issues that can have a negative impact on your chances of getting pregnant.

It is always advisable to follow a good and healthy diet. An exercise routine can also do wonders for your mind and body.

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Being nervous during intercourse

Being nervous during intercourse can be the other reason for not getting pregnant. Not enjoying sex can be a reason why you are not getting pregnant.

Well yes, it is true! If you are not enjoying the act, then your body is stressed and will not go through the natural processes. Somewhere, there may be a glitch, and your body will end up not desiring the act and negating it. So, it is important that you enjoy and let your instincts take over.

Cycle confusion

Cycle confusion is very common in women and a lot of people are confused about their own cycle. Not knowing your own cycle can lead to not understanding your ovulation period. In order to get pregnant you need to know when you are ovulating. You’ll have better luck conceiving if you monitor ovulation and start having sex at the right time.

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