Busting Pregnancy Myths


Have there been times, when you worry about your periods? Does the thought of getting pregnant scare you? There are many myths attached to getting pregnant and we’re here to bust these for you!

1. Your periods wouldn’t affect your chances of getting pregnant.

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If you have only a few periods a year, you’re automatically reducing your probability of conceiving and  if your cycle varies in duration from month to month, it’ll be harder to pinpoint exactly when you’re ovulating.

2. Having sex more than once a day will up your chances of getting pregnant.

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No! Having intercourse more than once does not enhance the ability for that one sperm to be where it’supposed to be. Also, every time the guy ejaculates, the volume of it goes down, as well as the number of sperm released

3. That STD you had in your 20s probably didn’t affect your fertility.

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Unfortunately, many STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and pelvic inflammatory disease can result in damage to your Fallopian tubes. And,when the tubes are blocked, the chances of the sperm and egg meeting are decreased.

4. Getting older doesn’t have a huge impact on fertility. Many of women have babies in 40s or after.

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In general, it’s around age 36-37 when you see a change in your ability to conceive. It takes longer to get pregnant and the chances of a miscarriage increase. However, in the end,it all depends on woman to woman.

5. Certain sex positions increase your chances of getting pregnant.

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No, gravity doesn’t play a role in getting you knocked up, though more than one-third of women think specific positions could work better than others

6. When you are trying to get pregnant, you should wait until ovulation occurs or just after it occurs to have sex. 

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Only 10 percent of women in the study knew that sex should happen before ovulation in order to get pregnant.  So if you wait until ovulation begins, you’re essentially missing your window.

7.   Your GYNO will let you know if you have any problems with fertility.

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Only 50 percent of women reported ever having discussed their reproductive health with their doctors. When you go in for an annual gyno visit, the doctor is usually only focused on what’s going on that day. They’re probably not going to talk to you about your chances of getting pregnant and what factors can help or hinder your odds—unless you bring it up first

Courtesy: Women’s health magazine

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