Why Some Women Take A Longer Time To Get Pregnant

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Why Some Women Take A Longer Time To Get Pregnant

Pregnancy is the most joyful time in a couple’s life when both the partners are on the verge of entering into a beautiful phase of life i.e., parenthood. It marks the beginning of a new life. However, for some women getting pregnant is not that easy even after trying for many weeks or even months. This often results in stress among them. This is a very common problem and many women have to face it. Here are some of the most common reasons for the delay in pregnancy.

Medical history:

Delay in a pregnancy is often caused due to a medical history or any reproductive problems, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, scar tissues or any other chronic disease.

Cervix health:

Sperm has to travel through cervix in order to reach uterus to cause pregnancy. If there is any issue in the cervix or cervical health, it may take a longer time to cause pregnancy.


Lifestyle factors like age, alcohol consumption, stress level etc also affect the fertility. Women in their age of early 20s take lesser time to get pregnant as compared to women in 30s or more. High consumption of alcohol and stress also cause a delay in getting pregnant as it affects fertility.

pH balance:

The vaginal conditions also have a major effect on pregnancy. Any variation in pH level ( high or low) can affect the fertilisation of the egg.


A woman suffering from Sexually Transmitted Diseases such as Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia and others can also result in the lower fertility rate of eggs hindering pregnancy.


Polycystic Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in females causing enlarged ovaries with multiple cysts on the outer edges. Therefore, if a woman is suffering from the same it causes a disturbance in ovulation cycle and delay pregnancy.

Other issues:

Even the sexual health and lifestyle of your partner affects the woman’s pregnancy. Moreover, obesity or very low body fat levels in women can hinder their process of conceiving.

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