You know that we have ovulatory cycles almost every menstrual cycle, right? Now, imagine you if every time we ovulated, we got pregnant? The world would be more than super populated, right? That is why nature has found a way to make procreation slow, gradual and of good quality.
Of course, ovulating and not getting pregnant can be frustrating, however, the physiological act of ovulating does not guarantee pregnancy. This is because the body and also the circumstances surrounding the situation can interfere. Do you know what prevents pregnancy even if you ovulate?
First, we have to understand the rate at which ovulation takes place. We have 2 ovaries full of eggs from the mother’s uterus, that is, we were born with a ready reserve. However, they are slowly matured over a lifetime, and only the best are really ready to ovulate. When we menstruate for the first time, it is because we ovulate a few days before, this is a sign that the hormones are at the satisfactory level for ovulation to happen and that we are already reproductive maturity.
In order to avoid ovulatory overload, the women’s body alternates the side of ovulation with each cycle , sometimes ovulating on the left side, sometimes on the right side. However, it is clear that in one cycle or another there is simultaneous stimulation on both sides, especially when some type of medication induction occurs – hence there is a possibility of a twin pregnancy. But, of course, what prevails is this alternation.
We must also remember that the chance of a pregnancy occurring is lower with each cycle, and it is therefore worth mentioning that ovulation tests are essential for tentants, as they can give certainty or a prediction of the day that the woman will be ovulating. They are easy to use and give a clear result! You can buy your Famivita ovulation test here in our online store .
Even a woman in her 20s with perfect health has only a 27% chance of becoming pregnant in an ovulatory cycle, and women of an “older” age are less and less likely to become pregnant. Close to 40 years of age, the chance drops below 20% and, therefore, when we say that we are of advanced age, it is due to fertility. Like you, your eggs will age, and the more time you spend on them, the worse. Quality is fundamental when it comes to getting pregnant. It is not enough to have a good quantity of eggs if the quality is poor. Bad eggs will give birth to babies with a low chance of progressing healthily .
Therefore, for those who are trying to get pregnant and want to give extra force for ovulation to occur and with healthy eggs, the intake of vitamins is essential. With this in mind, a vitamin that potentiates female fertility was developed, the FamiFerti , which helps to strengthen the uterus, ovulation, eggs and endometrium, enabling conception to occur in the healthiest way. You can learn more about the vitamin here in our online store.
Is it Normal to Ovulate and Not Get Pregnant?
Yes! Think that several unforeseen events can happen during the course of fertility. The first of all is when the woman ovulates and has no intercourse on fertile days: the so-called fertile period. Know that the egg is only available 12 to 24 hours in the tube waiting for the sperm. If there is no sexual intercourse in this period, pregnancy does not happen.
There is also the possibility of non-fertilization. Fertilization does not always happen when there is ovulation and intercourse. Even if the fertile day is surrounded by sperm, they may not be able to penetrate the egg’s film or even be able to overcome the obstacles they face inside the body during the fertility journey.
One way to help sperm reach eggs more easily is to use lubricants that are appropriate for conception and that play the role of fertile mucus, such as FamiGel . FamiGel also helps in the mobility of sperm so that they reach the egg more easily. You can check more details of the product here at this link .
There are also internal female factors, such as problems such as clogged or sticky tubes. In these cases, the woman may ovulate, have the egg captured by the tubes, but would not have much chance of getting pregnant. The egg will be in a place where the sperm would not be able to pass during the process of chasing the egg. So it is good to check the condition of the tubes if you have tried for a long time to get pregnant without success.
There is also an important issue to be assessed. The responsibility for the couple’s fertility is divided equally. They are 50% for men and 50% for women , neither is more responsible for fertility than the other! Then, the couple must undergo tests to check fertility. Men may not have good quality semen as they think, even if they already have children. So, spermogram on it!
Another possibility in ovulating and not getting pregnant is natural selection, which is a recurrent in couples of childbearing age. Sometimes the woman is not even aware that she has ovulated and there has been fertilization, because fertilization will only be promising if there is nesting (implantation in the uterus). There is also the possibility of nesting, but without success. There may be a problem with the egg or sperm and forming a baby with a tendency to have some type of malformation. In these cases, the organism reacts preventing the evolution of pregnancy and interrupts as soon as possible so that there is no further damage to the maternal (and psychological) organism.
A little talked about factor about ovulating and not getting pregnant is the size of the luteal phase in women. The cycle is divided into 3 phases: the proliferative, ovulatory and luteal . The luteal phase happens when the egg has left the follicle and the scar that remains is secreting progesterone to keep the endometrium whole to receive the baby.
But what few women know is that the zygote (the cell formed after the union of sperm and egg) takes 7 to 15 days after fertilization to reach the endometrium and fix. If the fetus takes 14 days to implant and the woman menstruates 12 days after ovulation, this fetus will not find the necessary layer to accommodate itself and will then be eliminated along with menstrual blood. It is very important to know how many days your luteal phase has! This way, you will know if it is being sufficient for your cycle. This phase lasts, on average, from 11 to 16 days. If it is less than that, chances are there will be no time to get pregnant.
For this and some other factors, it is possible to ovulate and not get pregnant. Get to know your body better so that there is no doubt when the pregnancy happens!
See also: What is a dominant ovarian follicle?
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.