Most girls, when growing up, don't consider whether or not they'll be able to have a baby – they just assume they will one day. Then when the time comes that they're actually planning it, they start to worry – even if there's been no sign of a problem with their fertility.
There are different levels of fertility. There are people who just happen to not be pregnant yet. There are those who find themselves infertile after a year or more of trying to conceive.
There's also primary infertility (infertility without a previous pregnancy) and secondary infertility (infertility after having already conceived a child), and sterility, which means you have no chance of conception.
Most women are worried because they are simply uninformed. Plus, there are a lot of myths floating around on the 'net and offline that cause a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety.
Ovulation issues, ovarian cysts, sperm issues, prior abortion, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, stress and weight gain are some of the many reasons why you and your partner may be experiencing trouble getting pregnant if it's been more than a year and you've had no luck making a baby.
Of course this list isn't comprehensive, but it does include some of the more common issues that affect a couple's chance of conceiving. And unfortunately, many couples who can't conceive a baby after a year of trying, seem to have nothing medically wrong with either of them, and simply fall into the category of "unexplained infertility", which is the medical term for "we don 't have any idea why you're not conceiving. "
Which raises a very interesting question. If so many couples have "unexplained infertility", which means there is no obvious medical reason why they can't conceive, doesn't it stand to reason that there is a lot more to conception than the doctors know about. And then the idea that both men and women can make a variety of personal changes to improve their own fertility really does make a heck of a lot of sense, don't you agree?
Sometimes it may just take an alternative approach-a change in lifestyle or the use of alternative therapies for instance, to make conception possible. Conception is a miraculous and quite complex phenomenon-undoubtedly influenced by many subtle internal and external factors. It stands to reason that we all have the power to make changes within ourselves that can maximize our fertility and make the difference in our ability to conceive a baby.