A question that torments many people. Today, we know a lot about fertility problems in people, but this is still a complex and frustrating situation for couples who want to have a baby. This illusion and life project is lost when a pregnancy is not achieved or does not conclude at term with a baby at home.
Not getting pregnant is the main symptom of infertility. The positive side is that nowadays more and more couples are looking for help, because infertility is no longer a taboo subject: information about the main causes and treatments for this condition of the reproductive system that affects women and men alike can be easily accessed.
In our fertility clinic, many patients ask us: why can’t I get pregnant, so Dr. Lina Villar decided to explain it briefly in this video:
As you can see, having trouble conceiving is more common than you might think. In 15% of couples of reproductive age this condition is common: 40% is attributed to the male factor, 40% to the female factor and 20% to both partners.
The causes of male infertility can be explained by observing deficiencies in the morphology, concentration or mobility of the sperm. In the fertility clinic, the analysis of these 3 basic parameters in the semen allows us to define how we can treat it.
In order to confirm if there is a fertility problem in the male, the first step is to talk to a specialist, who will be able to diagnose if the couple will need treatment or if they just need a change in their daily routine.
Female infertility is explored with thorough medical and physical exams. We also include the patient’s medical history to detect possible factors contributing to this condition.
Among the most common causes of female infertility are
Normally, couples should not worry about having any fertility problems, unless they have been trying to conceive for more than a year without achieving the expected result. But that does not mean they can’t seek help sooner, especially if there’s already reason to suspect it.
If you have not been able to get pregnant and are going through a difficult time, we invite you to visit Citmer to get help. We will be happy to talk with you and your partner to discuss what options are available to you.