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14 Fertility Misconceptions

14 Fertility Misconceptions


Despite increased public awareness of the issue of infertility, many people still don’t really get it. There are many preconceived notions passed around about fertility.


So, if you’re in the baby-making market, here are some of the more common mistakes people make. And don’t be embarrassed if you learn something new; you may or may not save yourself a consultation, but either way, you’re certainly not alone.

  • 40 is the new 30
  • There’s no rush
  • We have sex often enough
  • Infertility is almost always a woman’s problem
  • All I need to do is relax
  • Fertility treatment means I’m going to end up like Octomom
  • I can’t afford IVF
  • You need to orgasm in order to conceive
  • Lifting your legs in the air for 20 minutes after having sex will help you get pregnant
  • Swallowing semen will make you more fertile
  • Breastfeeding = birth control
  • Eating yams while trying to conceive will cause twins
  • Chugging cough syrup will help you conceive
  • Being on the Pill for too long will delay pregnancy

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