Me And My Partner Are Currently Trying To Conceive, We Are Both 22Years Old, Been Together Almost 5 Years And In Perfect Health, My Periods Are Regular (31 Day Cycle And Period Lasts 4 Days) But We're Finding It Hard To Get Pregnant!! Its Only Been 3 Months Since We Started Trying But Each Month I Feel Like Such A Failure I Know Every Woman Is Different And Some Can Take Longer Than Others But I Cant Seem To Help Being So Hard On Myself, Im Starting To Take It Out On My Partner And Practically Everyone Else When Its No-ones Fault, Im Going To End Up Pushing Everyone Away When In Fact I Need Them More Than Ever Right Now. Can Anyone Help Because I Feel Like I'm Alone.
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If you have been trying for pregnancy for more than 6 months, and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Hormonal issues, problems involving ovaries and ovulation, uterine problems, tubal blocks, cervical or vaginal infections, ovarian failure/suppression, LPD, etc., should be ruled out for you. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced, as well as rule out other factors that can affect sperm morphology and motility (especially acrosomal protein defect). Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. If required, option of IVF or ICSI should be considered to help your get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up and monitoring as instructed. Have diet with foods rich in zinc content to ensure better maturation of egg and sperms. Monitor cervical mucus changes and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and time your intercourse for having fruitful results. Have intercourse in positions that allow for deeper penetration for high deposit of semen. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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