You’ve been trying to conceive awhile, but get disappointed every time. This disheartening phase is often loaded with some mistakes that don’t cohabit with your fertility cycle.

Read on to know the potential reasons that are keeping you from getting pregnant, and explore the ways you can fix them to plan your little bundle of joy.

1. You are anemic

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Anemia or low hemoglobin can cause anovulation (lack of ovulation) in women. Low hemoglobin results in poor egg health, thereby affecting women’s chances of getting pregnant.

2. Your fallopian tubes are obstructed

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In many cases blocked fallopian tubes may be the cause of infertility. Fallopian tubes are the passageways between your ovaries and the uterus. If the fallopian tubes are blocked, they prevent the sperm from meeting the egg, thereby forfeiting the probabilities of conceiving.

3. You are sweating it out too hard

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When you work out strenuously, a lot of pressure is put to the uterus as well. This pressure interrupts the natural cycle of pregnancy. It’s not a good idea to strain yourself with extensive workout regime if you are planning to conceive. Keep your regular exercises light.

4. You experience irregular periods

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If your menstrual cycles are irregular or absent, it prevents the release of a mature egg from the ovary. Under such condition, pregnancy doesn’t happen.

5. You have some underlying medical conditions

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This can lead to infertility in both, men and women. Undiagnosed diabetes, thyroid, or depression, are all potential factors that can cause hindrance in pregnancy. Make sure that you and your partner see your doctor to get checked for any symptoms of any disease that might be impacting fertility.

Fix the problem!

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Women’s body is incredible but complex. Medical conditions such as Endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, being underweight/ overweight, and so on, affect fertility and pregnancy risks. Thus, it becomes imperative for women to take special care of themselves, and get checked time-to-time when thinking about pregnancy. Along with it, you can follow these tips:

  1. Don’t be obsessed about the exact days or timing for sex. It can cause unnecessary nervousness, which is bound to disrupt the natural process. It is more important to enjoy the process if thinking about conceiving.
  2. Do not keep extending family planning for too long. Although it is completely understandable for the working lot to have a priority list (career, savings, house, car, etc.) in place, waiting too long for a baby might decrease the probabilities of a healthy, hassle-free pregnancy.
  3. Balance your sex-life. A healthy sex life is mainly about balancing your act. Too much sex might leave you stressed, exhausted, even irritable, and too little might result in you missing your fertile period. Try for every alternate day in order to balance it right and amp up your chances of pregnancy.
  4. Stop assuming that there’s a problem in 'you'. Women tend to take it on themselves if things don’t work out as expected. There are chances that the fertility factor may be on the man’s side. So, it is important to see a doctor 'together' for any tests required, when planning a baby.

This goes without saying that a healthy lifestyle is a key to an overall healthy life. If you practice healthy habits and don’t smoke or drink, it would influence your fertility greatly. Also, it’s easy to say that one needs to believe the process and keep trying; but, it’s the exact thing that works. A calm mind and healthy lifestyle choices are only conducive to a healthy pregnancy, so think likewise.

For any queries related to pregnancy or women’s health in general, you can consult an Obstetrician-Gynecologist at

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Vidhi Ghildiyal

Vidhi is a writer and blogger with more than 6 years of experience in developing content for varied verticals.

Comments (2)
  • Tengetile Ngwenya
    Good day Doctor Have a problem my periods are not regularly and its been seven Months now am missing them..Don't know my problem has been their long ago and when i go to hospital they don't see anything wrong with me..Am confused please help,i need a baby.
  • sonu
    nice post

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