Possible reasons why you can’t fall pregnant

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(By Shenrina Badri) Research shows that one in every seven women may experience trouble in falling pregnant.

Here are some reasons why a woman may be unable to fall pregnant.

Age

It becomes more difficult to fall pregnant as you get older.

Tubal factors

Sometimes a woman’s fallopian tubes stop the man’s sperm from getting to her egg and also prevent the fertilised egg from getting to her uterus.

Poor egg quality

The number of eggs as well as quality of eggs that are produced in a woman’s ovaries will decline significantly as she ages.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue grows outside a woman’s uterus. This is often a common reason as to why a woman may be unable to fall pregnant.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

In this condition, the follicles in a woman’s ovaries do not develop into the mature follicles that are required to release eggs.

Ovulation problems

This can include a situation where a mature egg does not develop in a woman’s ovaries.
Note that sometimes a female may be unable to fall pregnant due to fertility problems in the man. Consult a practitioner in this field for more information or if you have any concerns.

Source: Mum’s Mail, Issue 123 May 2015

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