24 Fertility Myths
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8/23/2016 9:29:56 AM
Babymed.com presents 24 myths and conceptions that are commonly known in the Trying to Conceive World. Here is the whole article:
Most couples trying to get pregnant do not plan, chart, or try to predict ovulation. A lot of couples just let nature take its course and see what happens. On the other hand, some couples purchase bbt thermometers, ovulation kits, and plan intercourse on a schedule, but still don’t get pregnant. There are many myths and misconceptions about ovulation and when to have intercourse. These myths and misconceptions could be keeping you from getting pregnant.
- It's usually the woman's fault if she can't get pregnant (False).
- You cannot get pregnant when having sex during your period (False).
- Sperm only live for several hours (False).
- You need to wait at least three months after stopping birth control pills before you can start trying to conceive (False).
- The best way to time intercourse is always on the 14th day of your cycle (False).
- Having an orgasm helps you get pregnant (False).
- Ovulation happens when the BBT drops (False).
- You should have sex every other day if you want to get pregnant (False).
- You can diagnose implantation or pregnancy from cervical changes (False).
- You can get pregnant several days before and after ovulation (False).
- Vaginal secretions always mean that there is an infection (False).
- Stress prevents a woman from getting pregnant (False).
- If you had a miscarriage in the last pregnancy, there is an increased risk to have another miscarriage. (False).
- Fertilization happens inside the uterus (False).
- Moderate exercise will prevent you from getting pregnant (False).
- When taking your basal body temperature, you should have sex when the temperature goes up (False).
- Your first pregnancy symptoms usually start before you miss your period (False).
- If you have only one ovary, you ovulate only once every two months (False).
- If you haven’t become pregnant after three months of trying, something must be wrong (False).
- A negative pregnancy test on 12 DPO means that I am not pregnant (False).
- A positive blood pregnancy test means that I am pregnant (True, but not always).
- Women who can't get pregnant often have problems with the cervical mucus (Rarely)
- Ovulation always happens on cycle day 14 (False).
- Sperm can survive several days inside the vagina (False).