Problems getting pregnant
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“Why am I not pregnant?” When you’re trying to conceive, and it just isn’t happening, it’s frustrating and disheartening all at once, but hang in there ... you’re not alone. Many of our mums have been there or are going through it right now, and that’s why we’re here to help. At Karimums, we’re all in it together, from sharing our tips for conceiving to helping to take away your worries with the support you need.
Keeping healthy and fit
Everyday lifestyle factors like weight, smoking, alcohol and eating a healthy diet can all affect our fertility. We’re also having babies at an older age these days, which is why looking after yourself and your health is so important – yes, that counts for your partner, too!
Working out your fertile window
So you’re both fit and healthy, you’re both not smoking or drinking too much, you’re exercising and eating well ... now when can I get pregnant? It all depends on your ‘fertile window’. In a nutshell, pregnancy is possible five days before you ovulate and the day of ovulation, so get familiar with the signs of ovulation and try calculating your ovulation cycle. Then it’s time for the fun stuff – sex!
If you’re still wondering, “why can’t I get pregnant?” and you’ve been trying to conceive for a year or more, it’s best to see your doctor. They’ll try to find out exactly why you’re not conceiving and refer you to a fertility specialist if needed. The fertility specialist will then hopefully be able to put your mind at ease.
The Fertility Society of Australia and Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) websites are wonderful resources. Other great websites include Access Australia, our national infertility network, and Andrology Australia for male infertility.
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