I am a 24 yr old female and my boyfriend and i have been together almost 8 years we never used protection while being intimate but he always pulled out i was on birth control for a little bit but have been off for about 5 years,we are now trying to conceive im afraid i could be infertile because ive never gotten pregnant. We both have a clean history and we were intimate around the last time i was fertile my cycle is always 36 days. I looked up signs of infertility and severe cramps during the period is a sign. I usually get. them on the first day of my period..any ideas? Please and thank you.
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Factors governing chances of having a successful pregnancy are many (ovarian, uterine, hormonal, stress etc). If you have been trying for pregnancy 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 should be ruled out for you. Since you had been on hormonal contraceptive pills, chances of post-pill complications, and ovarian suppression or failure should be ruled out. For your partner, semen analysis should be done to rule out infections and to confirm the quality and quantity of sperms produced. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for further evaluation and assistance and be in regular follow-up 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. All the best.
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