Facts about the difficulty in achieving pregnancy

Written by: Dr. Luis García Martín
Edited by: Ester Izquierdo Romagosa

Many patients attending gynecological consultations have doubts having trouble conceiving because they find that getting pregnant is not as easy or as fast as previously thought.

Infertility affects 15% of couples of reproductive age in Spain, so almost one million couples need to attend consultations Assisted Reproduction to achieve pregnancy.

Having trouble falling embrazada can be due to many factors, of which one of the most important is the age of the woman, since 35 years have a 10% chance of getting pregnant each month, this figure down 5% at 40 years. However, it notes that this does not mean that a woman over 35 years can not have children, but need more time trying to achieve.

From a biological point of view, the ideal solution for a woman to conceive age is between 20 and 25 years, although there should be no problem to 35 of them and 50 of them. Given that, with the current lifestyle, women are forced to delay motherhood until almost 40, making it difficult pregnancy.

Anyway, it is important to know that 85% of couples of reproductive age who have unprotected sex get pregnant after 12 months of trying, and only 20% of women become pregnant in the first month of trying. Thus, it is recommended to wait a year before going to a query Assisted Reproduction.

It is also important to dispel two myths: first, it costs more to achieve pregnancy right after taking birth control pills as they can conceive after one month after stopping them; Furthermore, certain sexual positions no favoring fertilization.


Problems getting pregnant: infertility and sterility

On the one hand, infertility occurs when a woman has difficulty achieving pregnancy and, once achieved, has not come to term or has occurred the death of the baby after birth. It can be of two types:

  • Primary infertility: pregnancy is not terminated or death of the infant shortly after birth occurs.
  • Secondary infertility: the woman has a healthy baby, but when he returns to find another pregnancy, pregnancy is not terminated.

Furthermore, the sterility is the failure to achieve pregnancy. It is generally considered that a couple is sterile when they fail pregnancy after a year without contraception having sex. It also distinguishes between two types:

  • Primary Sterility: occurs when a couple has never been able to have a child.
  • Secondary infertility: is considered when a couple has had children but can not get it back.

Infertility can be caused by external factors such as stress or lifestyle habits and feeding of the couple.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Luis García Martín
Fertility Specialty

Dr. Garcia Martin is an acknowledged expert in Gynecology and Obstetrics of the city of Malaga. He holds a degree and a doctorate in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Málaga, specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the Regional Hospital Carlos Haya. He currently serves as specialist Unit Fertility and Assisted Human Reproduction at Hospital Marbella- HC International Hospital and the Hospital Costa del Sol, in the Assisted Reproduction Unit.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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