Let’s take a look at some of the obstacles that stand in the way of your pregnancy. The first step after trying to conceive for 12 months (or 6 months if you’re 35 or older) is to schedule an infertility evaluation Dr. Anuradha Kapur, Senior Director and Head of Department (Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology), Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital. Says not to worry because the treatment and IUI can help you conceive.
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A woman’s weight is one of the most common reasons for preventing pregnancy/conception. Whether you are underweight or overweight, it can affect your pregnancy potential and your menstrual cycle. Enjoy a regular fitness routine, such as walking or yoga. Also, try to stick to a healthy diet as much as possible Leafy, green vegetables, seasonal fruits and nuts are a must-have for women who are trying to get pregnant.
POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS):
This is one of the biggest reasons for women finding it hard to conceive these days. In this condition, ovulation (normal egg release from ovary every month) does not occur Lifestyle modifications with a regular and calorie-restricted diet are the first line of therapy before we start medicines to induce ovulation. Ovulation can also be affected by other hormonal disorders, stress, obesity, diabetes, thyroid disorders and hyperprolactinemia. Ovulatory disorders are present in 15 per cent of couples with infertility.
PROBLEM IN THE FALLOPIAN TUBE:
Damaged and blocked fallopian tube might also affect your chances of getting pregnant. A history of pelvic infection, sexually-transmitted diseases, endometriosis, previous surgery on the fallopian tube or ectopic pregnancy increases your risk for fallopian tube obstruction.
There is a test known as hysterosalpingography or sonosalpingography which can be done on the seventh day of your periods to assess the health of the tube.