When you look forward to have a baby and look for advices from the people around you and the internet, you face a lot of false information that might not help in getting pregnant and can actually affect your fertility and the fertility of your partner. We collected some of the most common misconceptions and corrected them for your knowledge, so enjoy an informative read…
5. Weight Has No Effect on Fertility : Fitness does have an effect on your chances of getting pregnant. Both underweight and overweight individuals are less fertile than those who are fit. Weight affects both men and women. Overweight influences the sperm count in men.
4. Caffeine Is Forbidden for Pregnant Women : If a pregnant woman drinks too much coffee, the risk of a miscarriage increases. However, if she sticks to just one to one and a half cups of coffee per day, she is on the safe side.
3. Frequent Intercourse Increases Chances of Pregnancy : Women are not fertile throughout their cycle; they are only fertile for a few days in the middle of their cycle which is probably two weeks after their period. Therefore, having intercourse on a daily basis out of these days is futile and can reduce sperm count which is rather needed in the fertile days to promote pregnancy.
2. You Can Stop a Miscarriage : Miscarriages in the first trimester are common and are caused by the quick division of embryo cells. Hence, the mother is not to blame. You should also delay breaking the news until the end of the first three months.
1. In-Vitro Fertilization Is the Best Solution : If you are having a hard time to become pregnant, IVF should not be your first option because it is very expensive and works for a small percentage of people. Problems in fertility include a growth or a fibroid in the uterus that can be solved with surgery removal.