average time to get pregnant

Once you and your partner make up your mind to have a baby, you'll probably wonder what the average time to get pregnant is.

This is a common doubt, since there are women who hit the jackpot in less than it takes to 'sneeze', while others need more than a year to get a positive result in a pregnancy test. Thankfully, researchers have come to the conclusion that the average time to get pregnant for those healthy couples that are between 21 and 35 years old is five months and two weeks.

Obviously, such an average is a reference, but it may help you reconsider your initial expectations. Anyway, we encourage you to keep reading to learn as much as you can about statistics, ways to boost fertility and tips on how to become a future mum.

 

Average time to get pregnant: Why is it taking longer?

Conception is such a complex process, pure nature, so it's hard to determine why some couples come across more obstacles than others to achieve it. However, experts aim at some factors to account for those people who 'travel in the slow lane'. Here are some of them: 

  • Age: unfortunately, fertility does have an expiration date, which varies depending on the woman. However, and according to statistics, it starts declining around age 30 and it definitely has an incidence from age 35 on. Of course, you may still be able to get pregnant by then, though your odds decrease.

  • Health: if you have health issues that can affect reproduction, like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), it may be more difficult for you to get pregnant. Also, the same rule applies to those women who don't follow a balanced diet or are underweight.

  • Sexual activity: there's no surprise here. If you don't have intercourse regularly, you'll be less likely to have a baby on the way.

 

Average time to get pregnant: Numbers don't lie 

How long will it take to get pregnant? Well, as most people are used to following contraceptive methods, there's a tendency to think that once birth control is abandoned it can happen anytime. And while that's true, so it is that there's only 25% of possibilities that you get pregnant in each monthly cycle (without considering the factors listed above). Do you need more statistics? Check these out: out of every 100 couples, only 20 will succeed within a month; 70, within 6; 85, within a year; and, finally, 95 out of a 100 will have conceived within 18 months and up to two years.

Another study involving couples having unprotected sex often enough determined that people aged between 19 and 26 will conceive after one year in 92% of the cases, while 98% will after two. When the age ranges from 35 up to 39, such numbers drop to 82%, after one year, and 90%, after two.

 

Average time to get pregnant: Increasing your odds 

If you wonder how to get pregnant fast or faster than what the previous figures show (depending on the timing you are planning on), you have to know that there are certain ways to boost fertility. For a start, you should calculate what days you are most fertile within a menstrual cycle, in other words, when ovulation occurs, and test your basal body temperature. Also, having a healthy lifestyle, like watching your weight and your diet, giving up alcohol and smoking and working out regularly are other keys to success. And don't forget that having active sexual activity with your partner is essential... even if he's got poor sperm quality.

 

If you've been trying to conceive for a year or more without positive results, you should visit your GP in order to get the proper fertility tests. In case you are aged 35 or more, consider seeking medical help after six months of regular unprotected sex.

 

In short, and as said earlier, you need to use the average time to get pregnant as a benchmark, but don't get obsessed with it. Each couple will have a different experience, so after all, you need to let nature play its part as well. It's good to have the pregnancy goal and be consistent about it, but stay calm. Remember that stress is another enemy of fertility!

 

Need help? Ask other mummies in CaptainMums' forum!

 

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