fertility, infertility, obstetrics, problems getting pregnant, women's health, pregnancy, What are the chances of getting pregnant the first time trying? Some women get pregnant within the first month, but this is not always the case. Conception in the first month occurs for about 30% of women attempting pregnancy. Getting pregnant for others can take up to a year or longer. Successful conception rates tend to decrease steadily after the first month of actively trying to conceive. However, many healthy people without fertility issues should expect to become pregnant by the end of the first year.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most women trying to conceive will become pregnant within the first year. In women younger than 35 years, infertility is not becoming pregnant after one year of unprotected sex. In women 35 years and older, infertility is not conceiving after six months of unprotected sex. Approximately 1 in 8 women from the ages of 15–44 have difficulties trying to conceive or carry a pregnancy to their due date. 

Reasons Why Conception Can be Difficult

There are several reasons that people may find conception difficult, such as:

  • an issue with sperm health
  • problems with ovulation
  • their age
  • abnormalities in uterus shape
  • a blockage of one or both fallopian tubes
  • stress
  • unexplained infertility

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine adds that egg quality and quantity can also affect fertility and the likelihood that someone will conceive. 

Let’s Get Pregnant

According to infertility research, the likelihood of getting pregnant in the first month is around 30%. For people without fertility issues, the approximate chances of conception are:

  • 75% after six months
  • 90% after a year
  • 95% at two years

Women who are not pregnant within one year should talk to their health care professional for advice.

If you have questions about getting pregnant or infertility, contact Creekside Center for Women at 479.582.9268.