Every woman has a different body composition and will naturally take different times to conceive. No two women are the same! Maybe it’s luck sometimes, and maybe there are actual reasons why it takes you as long as it does to conceive.
Here are a few of those factors:
1. Your age
This is something you can’t really control, I guess, but it definitely has a huge effect on your chances of conception. Your age affects the number and quality of your eggs. As you age, this quality and number decreases. Some women also experience irregular menstrual cycles as they approach their menopause.
The most fertile period for a woman’s life is her 20s. After 30 years of age, though, your fertility begins to decline, and after 35 years, fertility will start to reduce significantly.
2. How often do you have sex?
You may always wonder about this, but you need to have sex regularly if you want to get pregnant. Calculate your menstrual cycle, and in your most fertile period, have sex at least 2 to 3 times in a week. Alternate days is even better! Make sure that on your days of ovulation, you have sex for sure. This will definitely improve your chances of getting pregnant!
3. Health and lifestyle
Being overweight or underweight may affect your fertility. They affect your hormones, and therefore affect your ovulation as well. Exercising regularly and healthy eating can improve your fertility.
Smoking needs to be avoided at all costs. This is also true of alcoholism. Your eggs lose their stamina. And this is not limited to women alone, even men can be affected by smoking and drinking.
4. Fertility problems
If couples have not been able to get pregnant for a long time, it is probably because of a fertility problem. It may be a problem of sperm count or eggs or even PCOS.
If you are above 35 years of age and have been trying for more than 6 months but still are unsuccessful, then we advise you to visit the doctor immediately. Once you know what it is, it can usually be rectified.