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Becoming a mother. How long does it take to get pregnant.

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The speed with which women can become pregnant depends on many factors. Thus becoming a mother is mainly dependent on age, general health, reproductive health, or medical history. All these are important elements of pregnancy. Some women get pregnant from the first try, while others can try in vain months for months, without necessarily having a health or fertility problem. If you want to have a child, it is essential to know from the beginning what to expect and to have realistic expectations regarding the conception period.

Here are the most important factors depending on how fast you can get pregnant:


Most couples (84 out of 100) will be able to conceive within a year at most if they maintain sex regularly and do not use contraceptive means. In women, as they get older, fertility decreases. One study found that women between the ages of 19 and 26 conceive a child in 98% of cases in the first two years, while in the case of women between the ages of 35 and 39, the percentage of becoming a mother drops to 90%. The effects of age on male fertility are less clear.

Also, in the case of women, one of the leading causes of infertility is endometriosis. This painful condition appears from adolescence and worsens over time if left untreated. Women who detect this disease early are more likely to conceive a child. With the help of long-term treatment, other options, such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization, may be considered.


There are several reasons why women postpone giving birth to a child: professional life, not meeting the right person, financial stability, or willingness to do other things before they become mothers. After 35 years of age, fertility drops much faster. One study found that:

  • seven out of ten women aged 30 will conceive in the first year
  • six out of ten women 35 years old will conceive in the first year
  • four out of ten women aged 40 will conceive in the first year.

After 40 years of age, conception can become difficult without fertility treatment. If you are worried about the ease of conceiving because of age, it’s essential to talk to your gynecologist when you know you want a baby and become a mother.

Your state of health is essential for becoming a mother

If you have decided that you want a baby, it’s good to do a complete analysis set and to give up on the vices like smoking, before trying to conceive. The better your overall health, the more chances you have to conceive faster, but also to have an easier, hassle-free task. For overweight people, the doctor may recommend losing some weight and adopt an active lifestyle, exercise daily, and changing the diet. In addition to basic screening tests, cervical cancer screening can help detect any problem in time.

Your medical history

Your medical history should be ignored when you are thinking of becoming a mother. For example, rubella or spillage can be very dangerous for pregnant women. If you didn’t had these diseases during childhood, your doctor may recommend vaccination so that you reduce the risk of getting them during pregnancy. Also, women who have had miscarriages in the past or who have children born with defects or genetic disorders, can take extra precautions during pregnancy, according to the doctor’s recommendations. Some screening tests may indicate early on the risks of pregnancy, so if you have concerns, you should discuss them openly with your doctor.