Why can't I get pregnant?

It depends! There are lots of possibilities! roughly one-third of the time there is a "female" problem (ovulation problems, blocked tubes, etc), one-third of the time there is a "male" problem (sperm issue), and one-third there are more than one identifiable issue. Your general ob/gyn or fertility specialist can get you started with the appropriate workup/tests (if any). Good luck!
Fertility evaluation. See a ob/gyn or infertility specialist for infertility evaluation. Infertility = failure to conceive after 1 year of unprotected sex, and affects ~15% of couples. Evaluation involves confirmation of ovulation, patency of fallopian tubes, and assessment of sperm characteristics. Abnormalities in any one of these may make it more difficult to conceive, even with history of previous live birth(s).

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Why can't I get pregnant.....Im only 34.....How can I get pregnant?

See below. You need to start with an evaluation with your OB as there can be a number of conditions that may be limiting your ability to get pregnant. Without knowing more of your health history it is difficult to answer what exactly maybe wrong. Read more...

I have two kids already why can't I get pregnant again please help we been trying don't know?

Lots of reasons. it may be hormonal which is often fixable it may be preterm menopause!!! it may be due to scar tissue form pelvic infection or from c-sections it may be a benign growth in the uterus it may be your husband/partner's problem your timing may be off you need to consult your doc. Read more...

My boyfriend and I have been togetherover 2 and a half years. Never used protection. Why can't I get pregnant?

See fertility doc. You meet the definition of infertility. Both you and your partner should see a fertility doctor if you want to have a child together. Screening tests can be performed on both of you to get a better idea what is going on. Many times there are relatively simple treatments that can really help you, but first you need to have the proper information. Good luck. Read more...

Why can't I get pregnant after the depo?

In time. Your body has to clear the drug before your regular periods resume. Once this happens, you should be able to get pregnant unless there are some other issues preventing this from happening. So please see your gynecologist if you have been trying for a while without success. Read more...

Why can't I get pregnant after one year IUD removed?

Need veal. Fertility should return rapidly after removal of your iud. See your gyn for further evaluation-- there may be another issue. Also, 45% of couples having difficulty getting pregnant have male fertility issues, so your partner may need evaluation too. Read more...

Why can't I get pregnant again I am 41 and I have 2 childrens, I haven't gotting pregnant in over 21 years.

When . When you are 20 years old, the eggs in your ovaries are likely to be healthy. Those eggs age over time. By the time women hit 40 years old, fertility rates drop markedly. In your 40's there is also a much higher chance, that if you do become pregnant, that the baby will have a chromosome abnormality. Read more...
Time for consult. If you have been having unprotected sex with your partner for years & not conceived, a workup at a fertility center may be the best way to find answers. Both you & your partner will need to be evaluated. Your regular OB can sometimes start the process but the center can study you both & provide information on assisted pregnancy if needed. Read more...

Why can't I get pregnant 2 years after IUD removal.

Many reasons. There are many reasons for infertility, both male and female in origin. After 2 years of trying, you and your partner should be evaluated by your obgyn. Good luck! Read more...

Why can't I get pregnant if my husband and I have unprotected sex 3 times a week?

Need testing... Making a human being is a complicated process. Despite this, around 85% of fertile women will get pregnant sometime during a year of unprotected intercourse. There are many reasons why some couples can have difficulty but they are complex. You will need to see an Ob/Gyn or Reproductive Endocrinologist for testing if you want to know the problem. Best wishes! Read more...