For some couples, pregnancy comes easy. For others, not so much. If you fall into the second category, don’t panic – it often takes months of trying before being rewarded with a positive pregnancy test.

Here are four possible causes for your fertility issues, and what you can do to fix them:

Reason #1: Your eggs aren’t what they used to be.

A woman’s age is the most important factor in their fertility. Women are born with all of their eggs, but slowly lose them all month by month. As you grow older, your eggs not only decrease in quantity, but quality as well. Usually, women experience a significant drop-off after age 35. While there is no way to reverse the drop in quantity, it is possible to improve the quality of your eggs.

Reason #2: Your partner has fertility problems.

According to Parenting.com, the leading cause of infertility is the “male factor”. There are a variety of conditions that can lead to male fertility problems, such as low sperm count, poor motility, and structural abnormalities.

Reason #3: You suffer from ovulation disorders.

Roughly 20-40 percent of all female infertility problems stem from irregular ovulation. This can be caused by factors such as excessive exercise, weight loss or gain, or stress. Oral drugs and in vitro fertilization can help women overcome their ovulatory disorders.

Reason #4: You have too little progesterone.

Your body is made up of all kinds of hormones – one of the most important is progesterone. As women grow older, their bodies’ progesterone levels begin to drop. When these levels become chronically low, your uterus becomes incapable of supporting a growing embryo.

If low progesterone levels are the cause of your fertility problems, consider female hormone replacement therapy. The Bioidentical Hormonal Therapy from NuWave Medical, PLLC is designed to naturally replenish your hormone levels, leaving you feeling good and functioning at your best. If you live on Long Island, call us today to schedule a consultation at (631) 343-7144.