Getting Pregnant

Why aren't we pregnant yet?

The reasons for a couple's infertility can be due to problems with the reproductive health of the woman, the man, or both. It's estimated that causes of fertility problems can be roughly divided in thirds that way. A small percentage of patients who seek the underlying problems end up being diagnosed with unexplained infertility.

Some of the common causes of female infertility include:

  • Blocked or otherwise damaged fallopian tubes
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Structural problems of the uterus
  • Scar tissue, abdominal or pelvic adhesions

Some of the common causes of male infertility include:

  • Problems with sperm shape, movement, or amount
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Varicocele (varicose vein of the scrotum)
  • Blockage or other damage to the tubal and duct system that transports sperm

The only way to know for sure if any of the above apply to your situation is to undergo at least some basic evaluative blood tests, a semen analysis, and possibly some more invasive anatomical tests.