Is the Secret to Getting Pregnant in Your Genes?

Whether you know you want to get pregnant at some point or are actually starting to try, it’s normal to be a little worried about the whole thing. After all, we all know someone who has struggled to conceive. But if it’s in your family history, could you also have trouble getting pregnant?

Experts say it depends. “More often than not, it is completely unrelated,” says Shannon M. Clark, M.D., an associate professor of maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch and founder of Meaning, just because it took your sister a year to get pregnant doesn’t mean the same will happen with you.

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