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4 myths debunked about fertility

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Couples who do not know each other with fertility problems are advised by scientists to be patient and not to be discouraged that the little one is late.

Birth control pills affect fertility

Controversy over the adverse effects that birth control pills can have on conception should subside with the results of the latest study.

2,000 women participated in the research carried out by European scientists, which spanned two years. The participants in the study used contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

After they stopped the “treatment” and were ready to have children, it was found that only 21% of the women became pregnant in the first month.

The percentage is similar to that of women who did not use this method of contraception.

Therefore, it cannot be said with certainty that birth control pills affect fertility. It’s just a myth.

It is true that the highest point of fertility in women is somewhere around the age of 32. After this age the chances of getting pregnant begin to decrease, and this decline becomes more rapid after the age of 40.

Specialists say that there is no need to be alarmed, even if the numbers are real. A healthy, fertile couple has only a 25% chance of conceiving a child during ovulation.

Maybe it’s been a year since you’ve been “trying”, but you don’t have to despair. Although after 12 months a diagnosis of fertility problems can be made, know that many people are in this situation.

Persevere! Eventually, if the problem persists and it has been years since you stopped using any method of contraception, seek the help of a fertilization specialist.

Orgasm “quickens” the pregnancy

Sounds quite plausible. When a woman has an orgasm, during sexual intercourse the uterus contracts and creates a vacuum effect, helping the sperm to reach the uterus and fertilize the egg.

The sperm are programmed to “travel” to the fallopian tubes in search of the egg. Here comes the problem. Orgasm makes intercourse more satisfying, but it slows down the natural flow of sperm and can be a way to “sabotage” the conception process.

It is said that the classic position, him on top, also called the “missionary” position, is the most suitable if you want to have a baby. There are experts in the field who recommend sexual positions in which sperm reach deeper into the cervix.

In reality, there is no scientific basis for certain sexual positions, such as that of the “missionary”, which increase the chances of conception. During ejaculation, millions of sperm start their “journey” towards the fallopian tubes, in search of the “lucky” egg. Therefore, regardless of the position, the process is the same.

Regular exercise is the best thing you can do for your health. It is also valid if you want to get pregnant.

The myth according to which physical activity decreases the chances of conceiving a child is dismantled by researchers.

Because sport helps to regulate the amount of estrogen in the woman’s body: too many estrogen hormones mean a sedentary lifestyle, too few – physical overwork. In both situations, ovulation can be delayed and, therefore, the chances of conception can decrease.

Consequently, the myth is dismantled.

Regular physical activity balances the level of estrogen and favors the act of conception.

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