Many people will ask, “How long does it take to get pregnant?” It’s difficult to answer this question because it differs for each woman. There are many things that can affect how long it takes to get pregnant, including a woman’s age and health.
A lot of people will tell you how long it takes to get pregnant. But the reality is that it’s different for everyone. It could take minutes, weeks, months or even years.
Many factors can affect a couple’s chances of conceiving, such as:
- your and your partner’s age
- your general health and whether you have underlying conditions
- your reproductive health and fertility. Are you ovulating regularly etc.
- how often you have intercourse as a couple
Some women become pregnant quickly, while others take longer.
According to the NHS website, most couples (about 84 out of every 100) will get pregnant within a year if they have regular sex and don’t use contraception.
As women get older, they become less likely to fall pregnant easily.
Some couples may try to time having sex with when the woman ovulates (releases an egg).