How quickly can you expect to get pregnant
Are you worrying how to get pregnant faster? Some couples may conceive the first month they try, while most will get pregnant after trying for three months to half a year. There are cases where a couple will need to try for up to a year or more. The period it takes to get pregnant depends on how frequently the couple is having sexual intercourse and if you are having sex during your most fertile days, age and depends on whether any male or female fertility issues exist or not.
What is the chance of getting pregnant quickly?
When you are trying to conceive, it is important to know that most women don’t get pregnant instantly. The infertility specialist at Mum’s fertility center Hyderabad, Dr. Arpitha Reddy, conveys that age affects pregnancy and that the chances of getting pregnant each month after trying are only 15% to 20%. If you are under the age of 20, your chances of getting pregnant within one year will be 78% to 86%. And if you are in the age group of 30 – 34 years, your chances of conception within one year will be approximately 63%.
Our top infertility specialists listed some factors that can increase your odds of pregnancy. They include
- Irregular Menstrual cycles: Having irregular periods makes it tricky to track ovulation, thus making it difficult to know the ideal time to have sexual intercourse.
- Frequency of sex: The less often you have sexual intercourse, the fewer chances of getting pregnant.
- Amount of time you have been trying for pregnancy: If you are not conceived even after one year of trying, your chances of becoming pregnant may be lower. Consult the best infertility doctors about the tests for female and male infertility.
- Sometimes serious illnesses or medical conditions can affect pregnancy.
What about women who don’t get pregnant after one year?
If you are 35 years or older, and is not pregnant even after trying for 6 months to one year, it is suggested that you visit the best infertility specialist.
Dr. Arpitha Reddy, one of the top infertility specialists in the state, says that infertility (inability to conceive) may arise due to both male and female infertility. While some women may not become pregnant even after trying for a year, half of them will surely conceive after trying for a period of 36 months. About 5% of women will try to conceive for more than three years, but may not succeed. This group of women is unlikely to ever get pregnant without fertility treatments.
How long does it take for a woman to conceive after intercourse?
Firstly, one needs to understand that the fertilization of an egg is not pregnancy. Any couple that has gone through IVF treatment and had an embryo transfer that didn’t stick can know better. For pregnancy to occur, an embryo needs to implant itself into the endometrial lining.
Secondly, know that sperm cells can survive in the female reproductive tract for six to seven days. This means if you have sex on Monday, ovulation doesn’t occur until Friday, i.e, fertilization of the egg may not happen.
However, if you had sex on someday and on the same day you ovulate, fertilization of the egg may happen within an hour or it may take up to 12 hours. Most importantly, you are likely to get pregnant if you have sex the day before ovulation.
Generally, women doubt about having pregnancy symptoms the day after having unprotected sexual intercourse. It is important to know that actual pregnancy symptoms won’t show up until implantation occurs, which would take several days after having sex.
Why am I not getting pregnant quickly?
Even after your obstetrics and gynecology expert assuring you that it may take six months to a year to conceive, you might be wondering why it’s not happening quickly for you.
A few possible reasons include
- Timing of sexual intercourse: You are most likely to conceive if you have sex in the days around ovulation (i.e, after the egg released from the ovary), with the day before and day after being the most fertile. And, if you are consistently not having sex before ovulation or you are having sex infrequently, this may mean you will need more time to get pregnant.
- Age: The older the couple gets, the longer it may take to conceive. This doesn’t mean they remain infertile forever, but age can make it less likely to conceive month by month. This can be due to low-quality egg and sperm.
- Weight: If the woman trying to conceive, is obese or underweight, there is a high chance of infertility in her.
- Fertility problems: Female and male fertility issues can also bother pregnancy. Sometimes the only sign to tell about fertility issues is not getting pregnant after trying 6 months to a year.
Obstetrics and gynecology experts suggest that, if you’ve been trying for less than 6 months, it’s never too late, don’t give up and keep trying!. Dr. Arpitha Reddy, IVF treatment specialist in Hyderabad says that the passage of time with infertility could lower the chances of fertility treatments to work effectively.
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