13 June 2012

Why am I not falling pregnant?

Just having sex doesn't always lead to pregnancy! So what else should you do?


Many women, when they are trying to fall pregnant, expect it to happen shortly after getting off the pill. But the advice of gynaecologists is not to be too impatient. Your body takes time to adjust, especially if you've been on the pill for years. Once you're off the pill, give it at least eighteen months before you start worrying. And remember, worrying about not getting pregnant, is very often the things that stops you from falling pregnant.

Step 1. Have sex often! Especially around the time you suspect you may be ovulating.

Step 2. See your gynaecologist for a check-up, just to make sure that everything is allright. Mention that you are trying to fall pregnant.

Step 3. Ask any further questions you may have on Health24's GynaeDoc forum.

Step 4. If everything is OK with you, but you are still not getting pregnant, it may be an idea to get your husband tested at an infertility clinic or a urologist.

Step 5. If you do decide to go for fertility treatment, get some idea of the kind of cost and procedures involved before you do so. It is a good idea to talk to someone who has been down this road, before making decision in this regard.


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