What if it's taking a while to fall pregnant?

Take steps to support your sperm health, relax and enjoy trying for pregnancy!


If after a year of

  • not using any contraception,
  • having regular (at least twice weekly) sex,

you do not become pregnant, you may wish to see a doctor who may perform some tests.

You should seek medical help earlier

  • if a doctor has told either you or your partner that you have fertility problems,
  • if the female partner is older than 35
  • or, if you have any questions or concerns about planning pregnancy, including timing sex with ovulation.

Consulting a doctor may help lower stress and anxiety.