Why I Am Not Getting Pregnant - Pregnancy After 40

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You have been trying for twelve months and you have yet to get pregnant. You are not a smoker, you are not a drinker, you don not do drugs, and you try to maintain a healthy lifestyle yet for some reason you cannot get pregnant. 1 in 10 women experience this frustration so you are not alone. Unfortunately, infertility has many causes and they can be caused by the woman, man, or both finding the source of your fertility issues is not an easy task. Despite this, there are common causes of infertility that doctors regularly test for once an infertile woman or couple decides fertility treatments.

Problems with the fallopian tubes are are a leading cause of infertility in women. However, this is a broad category itself so within having an issue with your fallopian tubes, there are numerous causes for these problems. For example, tubal blockage caused by a previous infection such as a sexually transmitted disease can be the culprit. Endometriosis is a common cause of tubal blockage and medication and surgery is a solution for it. Your doctor can better explain what endometriosis is but, in a nutshell, it is a growth of the endometrial tissue, which is normally found lining the uterus, in other parts of the body. The endometrial tissue can attach itself to any part of the reproductive system which can cause infertility.

Other causes of tubal blockage can be from tubal ligation (having your tubes tied to prevent a future pregnancy) and scarring of your fallopian tubes. As mentioned, tubal ligation is when a woman has her tubes tied to prevent a pregnancy. If she decides to become pregnant after this procedure, opportunities for tubal blockage increase when trying to reverse this procedure.

Problems with fertility do not only lie within the woman but the man can also cause infertility. As it is with women, the cause of male infertility can be many but low sperm count is the most common cause. If low sperm count is determined to be the source of the infertility, you have to dig deeper to find the cause of the low sperm count. This could be due to hormonal problems, testicular injuries, cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy, drug use, genetic problems, or it could be physical problems with the reproductive system itself.

If you are having problems getting pregnant and it has been at least a year of trying (six months if you are over the age of 35), seeking medical assistance is a good idea. This is especially important if you are over the age of 35 and in your 40s as time is not on your side. With age come other factors that affect your chances of getting pregnant so it is in your best interest to seek medical help.

Do not lose hope for having a child. Yes, it is true that there are many things going against you especially if you are in your 40s but it does not mean you cannot have a child.

Getting pregnant is possible and many women have successfully brought a baby into this world. Keep an open mind and keep yourself as healthy as possible. To learn more about curing infertility in women, please take a moment to read this article and please visit pregnancyover40.tumblr.com for more information. Good luck and don't lose hope.

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