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Why am I not able to conceive from the past five months?

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Answered by

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At April 2, 2023
Reviewed AtAugust 4, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 28 years old, weigh around 38 kg with a height of 5 feet. I got married ten years back. We were on family planning for 4.5 years. For the past five months, we have been trying for the baby, but I am not conceiving, and having regular periods too.

Kindly help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Uzma Arqam


Welcome to icliniq.com.

For 4.5 years you were in the family planning process with only five months in process of trying for conception. What were you using for contraception? Long-term use of hormonal contraceptives may take time to reverse.

My advise:

Consult your specialist doctor, talk to them, and take medications after their consent.

  1. Inculcate healthy life habits, and have sex in the fertile period of the cycle.
  2. Have a healthy diet with less salt, sugar, oil, and spice.
  3. For a normal BMI (basal metabolic index) and weight, exercise daily, walk, and do yoga.
  4. Have Folic acid daily 0.4 mg if you do not have any chronic disease. If any chronic disease is present then have 5 mg daily.
  5. Try to have complete check-ups and treatment for any health issues you and your husband have.
  6. Have recreational activities but quit recreational drugs as these reduce fertility, and increase chances of miscarriage and fetal anomalies.
  7. Have sex in the fertile period of the cycle and if you have irregular cycles you can have oral contraceptive pills for two to three months to regulate them.
  8. Have sex on alternate days from day eight to the nineteenth during irregular cycles.
  9. Hope this helps.

    Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Uzma Arqam
Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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