Getting pregnant not a walk in the park

Many couples find that getting pregnant is not a walk in the park. While it seems like getting pregnant would come naturally, more than one in six couples has trouble conceiving. The reasons why are vast and varied. So many different things can affect fertility, and it can be very difficult to pinpoint exactly what the reasons are for fertility issues. For example, things that can affect female fertility include medical conditions like Endometriosis and PCOS, sexually transmitted diseases and infections, not ovulating or ovulating irregularly, and poor ovarian reserve or early menopause, just to name a few.

For guys, according to, medical conditions, low sperm count, problems with sperm shape or movement, environmental factors like chemical exposures and toxins, erection or ejaculation problems, and much much more can affect fertility. Many couples simply get a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” when doctors are unable to pinpoint what exactly is causing their fertility problems.

We had no issues when conceiving but over the years, I have had several friends that have had difficulties.  Most of them now have overcome these problems.  I wish everyone on that journey the best of luck in getting pregnant.

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