For people yearning to begin with a family there is always a number of advice and tips that starts get pouring once they say it out loud. While some of them may turn out to be beneficial, others are just simply myths that have been running along from a long time. From weight not being the cause of infertility to a blaming the contraceptives, there are a lot of fertility myths that need to be debunked once and for all.
The Fertility Takes a Downturn Once a Woman is 35
While it is true that a woman’s fertility approaches a decline with increasing age and as she approaches menopause, there’s still no proof that this decline happens as early as at the age of 35. In fact, studies have shown that 75% of women could conceive within a year at the age of 30, 66% at the age of 30 and 44% at the age of 40 and that’s when the chances begin to decrease.
A Man Who Has Fathered a Pregnancy Before Would Have No Fertility Issues
Another myth that needs to be debunked is the one that puts the blame on the woman simply because the man has already fathered a child before such as this one. Having a child in the past in no way guarantees his fertility in the future as it may get affected by increased weight or issues related to thyroid glands.
Women Should Wait Till The Day The Basal Temperature Rises
One of the many ways of tracking the fertility is to keep an eye on the body basal temperature. It involves the use of a basal thermometer to track ovulation and notice the slight increase in the basal temperature. However, fertile days do not exist during the time the temperature has risen but 2-3 days prior to it.
Contraceptives Delays Fertility
Contraceptives are blamed to delay the regular menstrual cycles and consequently the chances to get pregnant to 6-12 weeks. However studies have shown that 40% women out of 200 conceived within a month of withdrawing the pills while nearly 99% conceived post-three months.