How long should it take to get pregnant?
Are you trying for a baby and wondering how long it should take you? Are you not sure how long is ‘too long’? I have 4 tips for you to help you determine how long it’s going to take you to get pregnant…
When you want nothing more than to get pregnant, every cycle can seem to stretch out into an eternity.
Could this be the one? Please, let this be the one.
One or two months can feel like too long to wait, and you might be wondering: I’m healthy, why am I still not pregnant?
It’s easy to become panicked once a few months go by and you’re still not pregnant.
Usually, it’s not as simple as deciding to get pregnant and seeing those two blue lines appear in the next cycle. The time it will take you to get pregnant will vary depending on a number of factors.
These 3 things in particular will determine how long it will take for you to get pregnant…
#1 Most women will need a minimum of 3 months
No one can tell you exactly how long it will take you to get pregnant. But, in general, couples need at least 3 cycles before they’ll conceive.
This is because if you’ll need to give yourselves some time make any changes and get on the right path.
Your timing may also take a bit longer depending on your history; if you’re older, if you have certain lifestyle habits you need to change (like smoking) or have fertility conditions that need addressing.
If you’ve been trying for over 6 months to a year, and you’re wondering why you’re not getting pregnant, it might be time to seek the advice of a Fertility Expert to find out what’s going on, and how you can improve your fertility.
#2 Everyone is different
It’s easy to compare your experiences of trying for a baby with other women… but, remember, you are unique.
Though you might share similar experiences and medical histories with other women, you’re not the same as the woman next door who got pregnant after only one cycle, or the woman down the street who waited 3 years before she finally had her baby.
What it will take for your body to be ready for a baby is specific to you, that’s why treating your fertility journey as individual to you is so important.
If you have doctors or experts advising you, make sure they know all of the details so they can support you and make sure you’re making all the lifestyle changes necessary to get your body baby ready.
Having a dream fertility team can do wonders, if you’ve been trying for a while and don’t seem to be getting anywhere. Often the patients I see in my clinic will also be seeing 3, 4 or even 5 other medical practitioners to help improve their fertility. Make sure you know how to recruit your ultimate dream team and how to get the absolute most out of those around you.
#3 Time to address the underlying issues
You really can’t determine how long it’s going to take you to get pregnant without addressing these!
Without addressing any underlying issues and treating the root causes for your infertility, it could end up taking you a really long time (which will be stressful, disappointing and may lead to a lot of heartache for you and your partner).
Knowing how to improve your lifestyle, diet, nutrition, hormone levels, use supplements and free your life from harmful toxins will mean that you get pregnant much faster.
This also means ensuring that your partner is the most fertile he can be, and he’s doing all he can to improve his sperm quality.
#4 Testing for the root causes
If you’ve been trying for a while, and you don’t know why it’s taking you so long, it could also be time to get some fertility testing to figure out what’s going on.
Through testing, you can make the necessary changes and adjustments to your lifestyle, diet and supplementation protocols to get your body at its most fertile – and this is something you can do for yourself, from your own home, without having to request them from a doctor.
If you’re thinking about getting some testing, you should check out this article I wrote about the different tests you can do from home and what they will tell you about your fertility.
Want to find out for yourself what’s not letting you get pregnant and what to do about it? Then take these tests! These female hormone tests, ovarian reserve tests and other tests are the first start. They will be able to shed some light on what is going on with your reproductive and hormonal health, and fertility.
You order them online and take them from home – and receive the results 5 days later. If you’d like help understanding your results and finding out what they mean and what you should do, you should book a consultation with myself or one of my incredible Fertility Experts to have them reviewed and a fertility plan created for you.
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Other than that, take your time. Find out why you’re having these issues and what you can do to solve them. If you do that, everything else will work itself out and time won’t mean anything to you.
If you want to learn more about how you can work with me to find out what’s going on with your fertility, how you can improve your fertility, or what hormone tests you can have done to figure out what’s going on, then you can can schedule an appointment with me by clicking here.
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