Curious about fertility
Under 35 and trying to get pregnant
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Fertility facts vs. myths
It's time to debunk some fertility myths.
Let's face it, myths abound when it comes to fertility and conception. Some myths may be harmless, but others may actually work against you as you try to conceive. It helps to be knowledgeable. So let's shed some light on a few common misconceptions.
Myth: It's easy to get pregnant.
Myth: Having sex every day will increase our chances of conceiving.
Myth: A woman's menstrual cycle begins when she starts spotting.
Myth: A woman can't get pregnant if she doesn't have an orgasm.
Myth: I can wait until I'm 40 to conceive. Everyone's doing it.
Getting pregnant - at any age - is not an automatic. And as you get older, it may become increasingly more difficult to conceive - despite all the stories you've heard in the media. It's important to talk to a health care provider whenever you're concerned about your ability to conceive. You may also seek help from a fertility specialist, also called a reproductive endocrinologist (REI).
Myth: We've already had one child, so conceiving again will be easy.
Myth: Women going through fertility treatments end up with twins or triplets.
Myth: Fertility treatments go against nature.
Myth: Couples often get pregnant once they adopt a child.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg...
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