how long will it take to get pregnant

How long will it take to get pregnant?

Embarking on the journey to parenthood often sparks questions about the time it takes to get pregnant. In this brief video, we connect with Bailey Weskamp, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP at Simmonds, Martin & Helmbrecht of Advantia, who provides valuable insights and expert guidance on conception, fertility, and the factors influencing the timeline to pregnancy. 

Factors Influencing Time to Conceive

The timeline to conception varies from person to person, influenced by a variety of factors. Recent research, such as a study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, highlights these influencing variables, including age, reproductive health, lifestyle, stress levels, and underlying health conditions.

Furthermore, an individual’s overall health, age, and reproductive health history can significantly impact the time it takes to get pregnant.

Age and Fertility

Understanding the impact of age on fertility is essential. Recent studies, including data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emphasize the decline in fertility with increasing age. For women, fertility gradually decreases after the age of 35.

Additionally, while fertility issues may be more pronounced at an older age, it’s important to recognize that fertility can be influenced by various individual factors.

Reproductive Health and Lifestyle Considerations

Reproductive health and lifestyle factors play significant roles in conception. Literature in the Journal of Human Reproduction, highlights the relevance of reproductive history and lifestyle habits in influencing fertility.

Also, Bailey encourages individuals to evaluate lifestyle choices, emphasizing the role of nutrition, exercise, stress management, and overall well-being in fertility optimization.

Contraceptive History and Menstrual Cycle Regularity

The influence of past contraceptive use and menstrual cycle regularity on conception timeframes deserves attention. Research from Fertility and Sterility outlines the potential impact of prior contraceptive methods on fertility.

It’s important to note, a history of contraceptive use and the regularity of your menstrual cycle can impact the timeline to conception. We must understand these factors in the process of planning for pregnancy.

Consultation with Healthcare Providers

Seeking guidance from healthcare providers is crucial for individuals embarking on the journey to parenthood. Recent findings from the International Journal of Women’s Health, discuss the importance of engaging with healthcare professionals to address questions about fertility and conception.

Altogether, women’s health providers can offer personalized guidance, address potential concerns, and provide evidence-based strategies to optimize fertility and support the journey to pregnancy.

Advantia Health: Your Trusted Partner in Women’s Health

At Advantia Health, we are committed to providing valuable support and guidance on pregnancy, fertility, and various women’s health issues. Bailey Weskamp and our experienced team are here to address your frequently asked questions, deliver personalized care, and empower you with the knowledge needed to navigate the remarkable and personal journey toward parenthood.

Lastly, in our ongoing mission to champion women’s health, we understand the significance of thorough, thoughtful guidance and support in addressing critical inquiries about conception, fertility, and reproductive health. Let us be your trusted partners in every step of this meaningful process.

Concerns or questions? Do not hesitate to reach out to one of our women’s health providers.