Saturday, October 2, 2010

How To Get Pregnant – Is infertility the real cause of not getting pregnant?

In simple terms, infertility means inability to get pregnant despite trying for an extended period of time i.e. six months to one year. In many cases women older than 35 years are able to get pregnant but they cannot continue their pregnancy due to various reasons. This situation is also referred to infertility.

Men May be Infertile too- It is a common belief that infertility is only related to women. Approximately 6 million women in the US suffer from infertility or any other ailment that hamper their ability to get pregnant. However there are a rising number of infertile men also. According to a recent discovery a new gene has been found to responsible for male infertility.
We’ll have a look at different reasons of infertility in men and women

Causes of Infertility in Women

Ovulation problem – One of the major reasons of infertility in women is problem with ovulation. Irregular or no menstrual period for long are often the signs of problematic ovulation. Polycystic ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance which interferers with normal ovulation. This is often the most common reason of not getting pregnant easily.
Early Monopause– When woman’s ovaries stop working quite early i.e. before 40 years of age, it causes early menopause and she is unable to conceive.
Blocked Fallopian tube – This often caused due to several reasons like inflammatory diseases, endometriosis etc.
Uterus problems – There could be physical problems with uterus which may interfere with normal functions of uterus and related organs.

Causes of Infertility in Men
Vericocele – This is a conditions caused by enlarged veins in men’s testicles. It raises the temperature of testicles that results in making low sperm counts.
Sperms Movement – damage to the reproductive system may affect the movement of sperms which leads to infertility in men.
ImpotencyErectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or any other reason that hampers proper sexual intercourse is one of the reasons of not being able to father a child despite having a healthy and fertile partner. Getting rid of erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation should be the first step toward treating infertility in men.
Gene NR5A1- As per the above mentioned new discovery, mutation in NR5A1 (Nuclear receptor subfamily 5, group A, member1) gene might be one of the reasons of male infertility.


  1. well, i and my partner was trying to get pregnant but i dont know if i can or not for the 1 year we try not to but we want to get pregnant, need your help?

  2. When looking at what causes infertility in women, there are actually numerous causes. Heredity reigns as the number one cause of infertility. Other causes are an excessive consumption of alcohol and the use of prohibited drugs.

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