Why can’t I get pregnant?
|The average likelihood of getting pregnant as a result of each unprotected sexual encounter is 17% for a healthy and apparently fertile couple.|
Human beings have one of the lowest reproduction rates of all species on Earth. The chance of a young and apparently fertile couple achieving a pregnancy after having unprotected sex for one month is only 17%. This percentage drops considerably when the woman is over 35 years old.
It usually takes about six to eight months to get pregnant, depending on age as well as other factors. Only 25% of women manage to get pregnant during the first month; 60% get pregnant after two or three months and for most women, 85%, it may take up to a year.
This is why you should not be alarmed or feel under any pressure; there is no need to be in a hurry. If you have been trying for over a year (6 months if you are over 35), it is advisable to visit your doctor to rule out any fertility problems, either yours or your partner’s.