Getting Pregnant Five Myths About Conceiving to Steer Clear of

If you are planning on becoming new parents in the near future, then you’ve probably been given a lot of information about conception. However, there is a lot of false information out there about the best ways to conceive. Below are some of the common myths about getting pregnant so you can tell the right advice from the wrong.

Myth: I Will Get Pregnant As Soon As I Stop Using My Birth Control
Fact: In most cases, couples do not conceive the first month they stop using birth control. In fact, healthy couples only have about a 25 percent chance of conceiving every month. Even though it is normal to take a little while to conceive, you should see your doctor if you have not conceived after a year.

Myth: I Will Be Able to Conceive 14 Days after My Last Period
Fact: Unless you have a 28-day cycle, your highest chance of conceiving is not always on the 14th day of the month. You can determine when your ovulation period is by keeping track of your fertility symptoms, such as cervical mucus and temperature changes. You can also buy an ovulation test for more accurate results.

Myth: If I Conceived Before, Then I Won’t Have Any Problems Conceiving Again
Fact: Many couples think that if they did not have any problems conceiving their first child, then they probably won’t have any problems conceiving the second. However, that is not always the case. According to a high risk pregnancy specialist, Dr. Gilbert Webb, in his HealthGrades says it is common for couples to have more trouble conceiving a second time, especially after a miscarriage.

Myth: A Woman Needs To Have An Orgasm To Conceive
Fact: An orgasm does make it easier for the sperm to travel to the fallopian tubes, which is why it can increase your chances of conceiving, but it is not necessary for conception. You can still get pregnant even if you do not have an orgasm.

Myth: You Should Lift Your Legs In The Air For 20 Minutes After Sex
Fact: Sperm are designed to travel right to the fallopian tubes. Lifting your legs in the air does absolutely nothing to help their process along. Proponents of that theory believe it helps prevent the sperm from leaking out. There are millions of sperm released when a man ejaculates, and it only takes one sperm to get you pregnant.

Many women receive a lot of information when they are trying to conceive. Which is why it’s very important for women to be able to separate the myths from the facts. A lot of the information about fertility comes from old-wives tales, and can be misleading for many couples.

 What are some of the myths you’ve heard about getting pregnant?

Information credit: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-gilbert-webb/65/409/24b

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