How long will it take me to get pregnant?

KEY POINTS

  • If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for 3 or 4 months, keep trying.

  • If you are worried it’s taking too long to get pregnant, talk to your provider about getting tests, lifestyle changes or possible fertility treatments.

  • There are also ways for your male partner to improve the health of his sperm to help get you pregnant.

What if you’re trying to get pregnant, but you don't get pregnant right away?

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for 3 or 4 months, keep trying. It may just take more time.

Talk to your provider if you’re worried that it’s taking too long to get pregnant.  

You may want to schedule a visit with your provider if:

  • You’re younger than 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year.
  • You’re older than 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for 6 months.

Your provider can give you and your partner some tests to help find out why you’re having trouble getting pregnant. If there’s a problem, there’s a good chance it can be treated.

You can also talk to your provider about certain lifestyle changes that can help you and your partner lower your risk of having fertility problems like quitting smoking or being more physically active.  

You, your partner and your provider can also discuss fertility treatment (medical treatment to help you get treatment).

Are there things your partner can do to help improve his sperm?

Yes. Your partner may be able to make his sperm healthier and to make more sperm to help you get pregnant. Here’s what he can do:

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