5 Fertility Myths You must Know
When you are trying to get pregnant, everyone wants to know what you are doing to get pregnant and people, whom you do not wish to hear from, are suddenly brimming with ideas as to what you should try and do to get pregnant and have a baby. If you have been trying unsuccessfully to have a baby, you are willing to hear anything and anyone out and that is the major reason for all kinds of untruths and myths to be floating about. Even wisdom passed on for generations can be faulty at times and it is very important that you learn how to differentiate myths from facts when it comes to your fertility. Here are some fertility myths that you should know about.
1. Your fertility rate is preserved for years with a healthy diet and exercise regimen
The truth is your fertility rate declines as you age and no amount of proper dieting and exercising is going to preserve it as it was when you were young. Diet and exercise can make the pregnancy easier but not increase your fertility rate. Also the chromosomal abnormalities in the egg increase in women aged over 35. With women over 42, the risks are even more. Also it is not just women whose fertility rates decline as they age. The same is true for men as well.
2. A lot of sex increases your chances of getting pregnant and conceiving
A sperm stays active inside a woman for up to 72 hours. So, if you have had sex the previous day, you do not have to keep having sex the next day and the day after and tire yourselves out trying to get pregnant. Have sex only if you are enjoying it. Do not take the fun and joy out of it by doing it just to procreate. You also do not have to do an overload of the sperm. If everything goes right, a small load is enough to fertilize your eggs.
3. Birth control pills make it difficult for you to get pregnant
False. Birth control pills or menstruation suppressing pills do not affect your fertility rate and also do not make it difficult for you to get pregnant. You will notice that you can get pregnant soon after you stop going on the pill.