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6 Fertility Myths Debunked

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6 Fertility Myths Debunked

Myths surrounding fertility have fascinated humans since the beginning of the human race. However, with scientific methods and research, many fertility myths have been debunked. Have you heard these 6 fertility myths and wondered if they’re true?  Well, now you can know for sure!

Young woman with menstrual cramps

Myth #1: If a woman has regular periods, then she is fertile.

False! Just because a woman has regular periods does not mean she is fertile. A woman is fertile if she has regular ovulation and releases healthy eggs.


Frustrated couple in bedMyth #2: Infertility is a woman’s issue.

False! Infertility is 40% women, 40% men, and 20% both or unexplained. It’s important remember infertility is no one’s fault. If a couple is experiencing infertility, they should work together to find a solution.

Happy mother with smiling babyMyth #3: If a woman has had a baby, then she is fertile and can just as easily have another baby.

False! Just because a woman had a baby doesn’t mean she won’t experience infertility. Experiencing infertility when trying to conceive a second child is called second infertility and can be just as frustrating.

fertility myths debunked boxers

Myth #4: Men should wear boxers, not briefs, while trying to conceive.

True! Men should wear boxers instead of briefs because healthy sperm production is affected by heat. When a man wears a looser undergarment, his boys can breathe (and make healthy sperm) comfortably.

baby in the sun
Myth #5: It’s okay to wait until your 30s or even your 40s to start having children.

TrueFalse: Many women are waiting to start having children until a little bit later in life. However, women are the most fertile between the ages of 18-27.  After that, the number of healthy eggs a woman has begins to decline.

Happy young couple relaxing together, trying to get pregnantMyth #6: If couples would just relax then they would get pregnant.

False! After a few months of trying to become pregnant without success, many couples become stressed and anxious. While relaxing and learning to cope with the stress will help a person’s overall health, it’s not the magic answer to becoming pregnant. 

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