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Why Can’t I get pregnant?

Anyone who has experienced infertility can attest to how stressful it can be when you are unable to become pregnant.

The heartbreak can leave you feeling isolated, angry, depressed and confused. The uncertainty can cause high levels of anxiety and the constant reminders from friends, family, holidays, television or movies can lead to frustration and withdrawal.

It is important, however, to understand that these feelings are normal and that you don’t have to deal with infertility alone.

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Our Scottsdale center and national fertility network have successfully diagnosed thousands of difficult cases and rare reproductive disorders. We possess the expertise and resources to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy in the shortest time possible.

  • Our fertility network has over 75,000 success stories
  • Our network includes 30 scientists, PhD’s, embryologists and lab techs
  • All bring valuable insight when analyzing difficult cases
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HOW TO MAKE A BABY

Before we examine the most common reasons for why you may not be able to become pregnant, let’s first list the basic factors that lead to positive pregnancies:

  • a woman must produce a healthy egg
  • a man must produce healthy sperm
  • open fallopian tubes that allow sperm to reach the egg
  • healthy sperm must fertilize the egg
  • a fertilized egg must become a healthy embryo
  • a healthy embryo must properly implant to the uterus

WHY ME?

Trying to become pregnant can certainly be an emotional “roller coaster” — and if you are having trouble conceiving, you are not alone. Infertility affects more than 6 million women and their partners (1 in 6) in the USA alone! Statistics show that men and women are affected almost equally.

Nevertheless, the inability to conceive can lead to sadness, anger, anxiety, irritability, bitterness and many other emotion symptoms. At Boston IVF – The Arizona Center, our mission is to provide you with the guidance and hope for starting a family. Whether your circumstances are straightforward or complicated, our Arizona team and national fertility network will help you to identify any causes that may be hindering your path to parenthood.

INFERTILITY CAUSES: AT A GLANCE

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AGE & INFERTILITY
Age plays an important role in a woman’s fertility, specifically egg quantity. A woman is born with 2 million eggs. By age 14, she has 400,000. By age 30, she has 100,000. By age 45 or 50 she has 0.
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MALE INFERTILITY
A man’s fertility relies on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the number of sperm a man produces is low or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it can be difficult for him to cause a pregnancy.
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MISCARRIAGE
Up to 20 to 30% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage Age is by far the biggest risk factor, along with age, embryo quality, and chromosomal problems in the sperm or egg, and ovulation issues caused by PCOS.
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EMBRYO ABNORMALITIES
Women of advanced age or women who experience miscarriage often have an abnormal number of chromosomes in an egg cell. Our genetic tests improve those chances dramatically.
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OVULATION PROBLEMS
Failure to ovulate or irregular ovulation can seriously impact your chances of getting pregnant. The primary cause leading to this ovulatory dysfunction come from hormonal conditions like PCOS.
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ENDOMETRIOSIS
When endometrial tissue attaches to other organs in the uterine cavity, it causes inflammation and ultimately scar tissue or cysts that block the fallopian tubes or interfere with ovulation.
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HORMONAL IMBALANCES
Female hormonal imbalances are often the key factors for infertility. They control everything in a woman’s cycle: the development of an egg, when you ovulate, and how the embryo implants in your uterus.
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NOT SEEKING TREATMENT
Without a doubt, early intervention is the most important step for treating infertility. The sooner we know about what could be causing your difficulties, the better your chances for a successful pregnancy.

WHAT CAUSES INFERTILITY?

Many factors cause infertility. It can be a problem in the female reproductive system, the male reproductive system, a mix of the two, stress, outside factors, and more.

  • FEMALE INFERTILITY CAUSES 
  • MALE INFERTILITY CAUSES 
    • Low sperm counts or poor semen quality
    • Varicocele
    • Hormone disorders
    • Obesity
    • Smoking
    • Cancer-related damage
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Stress
  • UNKNOWN CAUSES OF INFERTILITY (20% of all cases)

In about 20 percent of all infertility cases, a cause cannot be determined. It’s possible that a combination of several minor factors in both partners underlie these unexplained fertility problems. However, this does not mean that all hope is lost.