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