The human body is a complex mix of tissue, hormones, chemicals and sheer magic. The things it can do are incredible, but when it doesn't do what we expect it can be tough to figure out what the problem is. Having trouble conceiving may be the result of ongoing or underlying health conditions, but often it's simply a case of your body being a little awkward and stubborn and not doing what you want it to.
You're certainly not alone though. Statistics show that 10 to 15% of couples have trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to full term. Infertility in Canada has doubled in recent years; this could be caused in part by the amount of couples who wait until later on in life to have children. Whereas the twenties used to be the most popular age to start a family, many are now waiting until their thirties, or even beyond, before having their first child. Although it's well-known that conception can be more difficult above the age of 35, it doesn't mean to say it's impossible. It simply means that a few extra steps need to be taken to increase the chances of success.
Starting a family is one of the most exciting times in your life, and once you've made the big decision to have a baby it's pretty common to want to get pregnant as soon as possible. Be patient and keep focusing on the amazing