The Unfortunate Trouble when trying to Conceive

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 24, 2012

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  • The incidence of problems while conceiving cannot be prevented.
  • There could be difficulty in releasing a mature egg from ovaries.
  • Eggs can also get damaged due to chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Blocked or damaged fallopian tube is another complication.

Pregnancy can be a blessing, but when things do not go as per planned then it could be very stressful. Some couples have a hard time trying to conceive due to certain problems, understanding these issues could help you to avert them.


problems during conceiving

An average woman expects to have a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth. Expectant mothers wish to be in control during labour to get through the delivery and have a healthy baby delivered. Regrettably, the incidence of problems while conceiving cannot be prevented. Aspects of delivery procedure shouldn’t be ignored in the very first place to be able to face such complications.


Ovulation Problems

  • These problems refer to the difficulty to release a mature egg from ovaries.
  • The reason behind ovulation issues can be disturbance in your pituitary gland, inadequate weight or chronic illness.
  • Irregular ovulation may also be the reason for ovulation problem.
  • To determine if you're ovulating or not, blood test to measure progesterone levels should be conducted about a week before the menstrual cycle.
  • Ovulation problems can be treated with fertility drugs such as Clomid.
  • Artificial insemination is another option to boost your chances of conception.


Poor Quality/Damaged Eggs

  • Eggs can also get damaged due to chromosomal abnormalities, which is why pregnancy can't be sustained.
  • The quality of eggs diminishes with age. Therefore, getting pregnant beyond 40 years is not recommended.
  • Blood tests and pelvic ultrasounds can identify the quality of eggs.


Blocked Tubes

  • Blocked or damaged fallopian tube is another complication to reduce the likelihood of fertilisation of egg.
  • Tube damage, a consequence of pelvic inflammatory disease, previous surgery or ectopic pregnancy, diminishes the chance of a healthy pregnancy.
  • Laparoscopy is a medical procedure to identify obstructions of the blocked tubes.
  • Medical surgery that opens the tubes or IVF are the treatment options for repairing blocked tubes.



  • A malignant wherein cells from the uterus lining grow in other parts of pelvic area such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries and the abdomen leads to fertility problems.
  • Painful periods or pelvic pain are indicators of endometriosis.
  • The condition can be treated with a surgery that removes abnormal tissue or unblocks tubes.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • During ovulation, ovaries produce small follicles, but fail to ripen owing to the syndrome and form little cysts on the ovaries.
  • The syndrome affects ovulation patterns and the menstrual cycle becomes irregular.
  • Excessive hair growth, acne and sudden weight gain are a few reasons for the syndrome.

Uterus Problems

  • These problems include fibroids (non-malignant tumours inside the uterus) and polyps (small growths in the endometrium).
  • Uterus problems can be treated by shrinking the fibroids with medication or with surgical removal.

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  • Sulekha27 Nov 2013

    I gave birth twice after a lot of trying and I must say that it was very very tiresome but equally thrilling. It definitely takes a toll on the body and for once you wish that it could all happen without any trouble, and luckily for me it all went quite well. But when you hold your baby in your arms you forget all of that and you are simply happy. I cant be happier than what I am at this stage of my life. Two beautiful daughters and I am on seventh heaven. The birth of your child will overshadow any of the problems mentioned here. Good article though!

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