What causes delays in getting pregnant?
Delays in conception can happen due to many possible reasons and here are some of them:
1 – Lifestyle
Eating processed foods, not exercising, not getting enough sleep, and being stressed all the time are all factors that can cause delays in getting pregnant.
2 – Smoking
Several studies have linked smoking cigarettes and hookah to fertility issues in both men and women.
3 – Weight
Doctors often highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy weight when trying to conceive. Since weight has a direct impact on fertility and overall reproductive health.
4 – Mental health
If you are constantly worried that you are not pregnant yet, and are overstressing about it, this could be causing the delay in your conception.
5 – Menstrual cycle
Many women suffer from irregularities in their menstrual cycle. For some women, the period is delayed for weeks and sometimes months, which affects their ovulation and decreases their chances of getting pregnant.
6 – Health issues
Unlike the popular belief that a woman’s health is the main factor affecting her chances to conceive, the husband’s health is equally important. Despite the fact that sometimes the delay in conception is related to issues with the woman’s body such as hormonal imbalances, Polycystic ovaries, chronic pelvic inflammation, fallopian tube infections, and endometriosis. There are men’s health problems that can cause fertility issues as well, such as testicular inflammation, testicular varicocele, and low sperm count.
7 – Genetics
It has been proven that some of the fertility hurdles facing women and men can be caused by hereditary concerns. To find out if this is the case the couple needs to consult with a genetics specialist.
8 – contraception
Some contraception methods might leave a long-lasting effect and cause conception delays.
9 – Other issues
There are several issues, some known, some unknown that can cause delays in getting pregnant. To find out more a couple needs to undergo a series of tests with a fertility specialist.
Why do you need support before getting pregnant?
As mentioned, there are many factors affecting both male and female fertility. And as such there are several solutions and treatments that can be offered by specialists to you as a couple to overcome this time.
The preconception period is full of physical and emotional challenges, couples need help and support from experts in different fields to ensure that they are properly prepared with the correct answers and right solutions. A couple trying to have a baby also needs to have their worries and concerns put at ease by an expert, to overcome all the stress related to this experience.
What type of support do you need when trying to get pregnant?
You will hear a lot of free advice and get recipes from old wives’ tales; some will be useful, and many won’t. You will hear a lot of stories about other women who were trying to conceive before you, which you might not relate to. Don’t waste your time on all of this and focus on getting sound medical information from experts in infertility, genetics, and specialists in health and nutrition. You will also need the support of experts in mental health to manage the stress and anxiety related to this journey.
How can you find help and support while trying to get pregnant?
You are a busy modern woman; you can’t always attend in-person courses. It is also difficult to match your busy schedule with the schedule of your husband to be able to go together to such courses. Therefore, Omooma will provide you with all the support you need through our well-crafted online courses delivered by experts in the fields related to your journey.