Why You Aren’t Pregnant After Having Sex During Ovulation

If you're trying to conceive and having trouble doing so, there may be many reasons. In this post we talk about the lifestyle changes you can make t increase your chances.

By Nancy Amon
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published November 23, 2021.

Fights and tension in the marriage are common when couples are trying to conceive, and this tension puts emotional stress on each other, which can interfere with hormones. On top of that, infertility treatment can become expensive over a prolonged period, mainly because success is not instant for everyone.

Furthermore, seeing other happy couples with their new families can also create a feeling of enviousness, setting the tone for mood changes.

If you're wondering what the reason for not getting pregnant is, especially when everything is normal, then you're not alone. There are many reasons why this is possibly happening.

Let's have a look.

When Is the Best Moment to Have Sex to Get Pregnant?

You may be asking yourself: Why am I not pregnant even though I had sex on my ovulation day? This may leave you feeling frustrated and anxious.

The best time to get pregnant is to have sex during your fertile days, as these will help improve the chances of conceiving, even if it doesn't happen immediately. You're most fertile 5 days before ovulation. You can check the phases of your menstrual cycle to determine productive days, a.k.a your fertile window.

Sperm can survive many days, and if it's during your fertile days, then there's a good chance of getting pregnant.

Reasons For Not Falling Pregnant During Ovulation

If you're not pregnant after 3 months or longer since trying, don't despair! There's still hope.

If you're ovulating but not getting pregnant, causes may include but not be limited to the following:

  • Too much stress You may feel stressed about conceiving your first child, and this anxiety is stressing your body out.
  • Too little or too much sex The amount of sex you have is also important as too much can deplete sperm count. However, having sex during the fertile period every day increases the chances.
  • Oblivious to your ovulating time You may not know when you're ovulating, and thus you could be missing the fertile window.

Try Some Changes To Improve Your Chances Of Conceiving

Sometimes just a few changes in your lifestyle can make conception easier. Try lowering stress levels, getting enough rest, and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise. These small changes can improve the situation. Working closely to with your OBY-GYN is also important.