5 Common Fertility Myths

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by in Conceiving, Doctor's Visits, Pregnancy Education

Fertility issues span an area that expands far and wide. Not everything that you’ve heard through the years about fertility is true – and not all of it is false either.

However, it’s prudent to clarify, and perhaps even debunk, some of the fertility myths out there.

Here’s five that we think are of significant importance to shed some light on.

1. Good health is equal to good fertility:

While practicing good health is always a fantastic option, it doesn’t necessarily translate into an easy path for conceiving.

Many factors contribute to your fertility, good health is just one of them.

2. Fertility problems begin at 35:

Really, fertility issues can arise at any age. Doctors suggest having all of your children by the age of 35, but in many cases that’s unlikely.

Be aware that your body is often at its prime baby-making stages when you’re in your early to mid-twenties. Your fertility starts to decline around age 30 or so. Keep in mind that this is different for every woman and you should speak with your doctor if you feel that you’re having fertility issues.

3. Infertility is only a woman’s problem:

False. Fertility issues can happen in both men and women.

Twenty percent of fertility problems can be attributed to both parties.

4. You can’t get pregnant during your period:

Sure you can. Every woman’s menstrual cycle is different – meaning that no two women will ovulate the same.

And since sperm have the ability to live inside a woman for days – anything is possible.

5. Conception is a breeze after your first:

Wrong on all accounts. While for some, getting pregnant after their first child may very well indeed be a breeze, but that doesn’t mean it’s like that for all couples.

A lot can happen to a woman’s body after her first pregnancy that could interfere with her ability to become pregnant again.

  • As always, write your cares, concerns, and questions down and discuss them thoroughly with your doctor.
  • Keep yourself educated by doing your own research both on and offline.
  • Visit the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on the web and read up on the latest studies and statistics for reproductive health.


About the author: Danielle is a freelance blogger and editor specializing in parenting, family, pregnancy, social media, and entrepreneurial topics. To learn more about Danielle, please visit her website at www.PenPointEditorial.com.

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