You’re not in this alone
“For the Word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.”
– Psalm 33:4
The Lord is faithful in all He does, and “all” means all. Whatever the age, condition, or circumstances of hopeful parents-to-be, there are always elements of uncertainty. It’s normal to feel discouraged if things don’t – or might not – work out as you’ve planned.
On difficult days, remind yourself that God’s ways are above our ways (Isaiah 55:9). Although His will and timing may seem mysterious from our limited perspective, there are no unanswered prayers. If you’ve prayed, kept the faith and prepared as best you can, you can relax and trust the Lord – completely. Whatever the outcome and wherever life takes you, He’s got this.
Things to consider when it’s hard to get pregnant
When it comes to getting pregnant, no two people or couples are alike. Your doctor can help you make a plan that is customized for you and your husband. Some things to consider include:
Your age when trying to get pregnant
Most women begin ovulating as teens when pregnancy chances are high if monthly cycles are regular. Fertility typically peaks in the early 20s, but women can have healthy pregnancies in their 30s and 40s.
After age 35, the health and quality of eggs, and overall fertility, tend to decline as a woman approaches menopause – usually around 51 years of age.
Most men are fertile into their 60s. Although the fertile seasons of life are relatively short for both men and women, with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26). While you’re trying to get pregnant, remember that the author of life, who knew you before you were born (Jeremiah 1:5), is still in charge.
Staying healthy improves fertility
When you’re trying to get pregnant, smart choices support health, hormonal balance, and regular cycles. Choose a healthy diet, exercise regularly, sleep well and manage stress. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
Dietary details matter – from fiber and carbs to correcting nutritional imbalances. Your doctor can suggest ways to improve health and correct imbalances, including vitamins and supplements to prepare for pregnancy.