Common causes of delayed conception in Kenya


Majority of couples in Kenya start trying for a baby a few years into their marriage and typically have two to three children within that time period. Nevertheless, not every couple gets pregnant as planned with quite a number experiencing delayed conception for one reason or another. Fortunately, being unable to conceive within a certain timeline is quite normal and should not cause panic to a woman looking to get pregnant.

Even so, there are some reasons that have been associated with delayed conception in Kenyan women and they include:

Advanced age

Many women in Kenya have put their career ahead of starting a family which means they get married above thirty years old. At this age, egg production from the ovaries has reduced and can make it hard to conceive. However, some women have been able to conceive even in their forties but this is discouraged by gynaecologists if you are to avoid delayed conception.

Uterine fibroids

Fibroids in the uterus are a major cause of delayed conception for women in Kenya regardless of age. Most times, fibroids interfere with implantation of the embryo or distort a woman’s uterus making conception hard or impossible. If you suspect that you have fibroids, consider seeing a fertility specialist to advise on the best way forward.

Low sperm count

The delay in conception can also be due to a man’s low sperm count which can be confirmed by your doctor. On average, men should produce sperm between forty and three hundred million for every millilitre and if the count is less then getting a woman pregnant will be a struggle. Fortunately, this condition can be treated and men advised to eat a healthy diet in order to boost their sperm count.