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!
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.
Myth #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.
Myth #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.
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.
True…False: 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.
Myth #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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