Whilst everyone hopes that when the time comes to try for a baby, it will be a smooth and easy experience, unfortunately for many couples, this is not always the case. In fact, the NHS estimates that 1 in 7 couples will have difficulty conceiving, which equates to approximately 3.5 million people in the UK.
If you are struggling to fall pregnant, it can understandably be an emotional and stressful time, particularly as infertility is often symptomless, meaning it can be hard to comprehend that something is wrong.
With this in mind, here, Dr Jordi Suñol, an expert at the Internationally leading gynaecology and assisted reproduction centre Institut Marques, provides some expert insight on some of the main reasons why couples may be struggling to conceive.
6 reasons why you may be struggling to conceive:
Dr. Jordi Suñol says: “The most common form of female infertility is age. In today’s career driven society, more and more women are making the decision to try for a baby later in life, meaning that this issue is more prevalent than ever. As you get older, your ovaries will age just like the rest of your body, and the quality of your eggs will slowly start to deteriorate, which means that they are harder to fertilise. The age of 35 is when the odds of conceiving will start to decrease more rapidly, and you are more likely to require fertility treatment if you would like to have a baby.
Whilst a woman’s age is the most important factor when it comes to trying for a baby, a man’s age can have an impact too. Similar to a woman’s eggs, the quality of a man’s sperm decreases with age and it therefore takes longer for his partner to get pregnant if he is older.
For further information or to speak to one of the expert team from Institut Marquès please contact: institutMarquès@pha-media.com/020 7440 0367