Fertility Myths

Many couples think they will immediately get pregnant when they start trying for a baby. But this is not the exact truth. The related text will provide you with these myths and truths, and will guide you in conceiving early.


Myth - You need to have sex every day during your fertile window.

Truth = Having sex every alternate day between Day 10 to Day 21 will give you the best fertility outcome to get a baby. (This Day 10 is calculated form the 1st day of starting of your menstruation. D10-D21 is the fertility window period).


Myth - Sperm function is better after 10 days abstinence.

Truth = The best quality sperm is produced by ejaculation every two to three days. A long interval results in the production of many damaged or dead sperm.


Myth - As long as I’m under 35, there’s still time to keep trying.

Truth = Age has a major impact on the success rates of infertility treatments as well as your natural ability to conceive. By the age of 36 a healthy women has only a 5-7% chance of getting pregnant in a given month with a high miscarriage rate. So if you’re already over 35, you should seek medical advice if you’ve been trying for six months.


Myth - We’re both young and healthy so we won't have any problems conceiving.

Truth = Young and healthy people can still have issues affecting fertility. Medical conditions and genetic disorders can affect fertility, whatever your age.


Myth - If I have fertility treatment, I will probably have twins or triplets.

Truth = IVF with single embryo transfer will reduce the risk of multiple pregnancies to less than 1%. Nowadays SET (Single embryo transfer) is the trend.


Myth - My miscarriage could have been caused by stress, business travel or exercise.

Truth = The causes of pregnancy loss are complex, and are usually due to chromosomal abnormality in the embryo. Bed rest basically has got no role to maintain a pregnancy.


Myth - Taking vitamins and supplements could improve my sperm count and motility.

Truth = There is no scientific evidence to support this. Medicines could show your report improved but hardly these medicines will help you to conceive. You may need ART (assisted reproductive technique).