What are the Odds of Conceiving and Having a Baby?

    Your chances of getting pregnant each month depend on many factors such as your age, your weight, and how long you have been trying to get pregnant.

     



    From a statistical perspective, it takes, on the average, four months to get pregnant. Take our interactive Pregnancy Chance calculator to determine your chances getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. Then calculate with the Online Pregnancy Test (OPT) your odds of being pregnant right now. The Ovulation and Fertility Calendar and Calculator will help you get pregnant by determing your most fertile days.
    There are several statistics concerning how many couples get pregnant each month when they start trying:

    Odds Getting Pregnant

    • There is about a 15-25% chance of becoming pregnant in each ovulatory cycle: But you need to do everything right and you shouldn't have anymedical issues and his sperm count should be fine.
    • Approximately 40% of couples who are starting out TTC will conceive during the first three months of trying, and about 70% of couples TTC will conceive during the first six months.
    • Up to 85% of couples will conceive within the first year of TTC. Your ability to conceive in any given cycle falls after age 30.

     Keep in mind that if you have irregular menstrual cycles, it may take longer to conceive because it's harder to figure out when you're ovulating. If, after 6-9 months to a year of trying (less if you are older), you haven't got pregnant, talk with your doctor about your options. There are several ways to treat infertility, some simple, many fairly high-tech. Your doctor should be able to help you get started, and you may eventually want to consult a fertility specialist (Reproductive Endocrinologist).