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So you have finally made up your mind to conceive and welcome a new member in the family. Well, trying to conceive can be stressful enough, and the last thing you require is each person around offering you unwanted advice. Sure, they do want the best for you, but with so much opposing information, it becomes hard to split fact from fiction.
Confused what to do exactly? Forget everyone else's opinion on how to pacify the fertility gods. Read on to figure out which factors really add to infertility issues in order to enhance your chances of starting, or growing, your family.
A majority of people believe this to the core. They hold the opinion that if a woman keeps her legs raised after sex, it improves her chances of getting pregnant. However, there is no scientific fact to support the same. There are many sperm that get ejaculated during sex and it’s totally impossible that all would just disappear if the woman stands up immediately.
This certainly isn’t the case. American Society for Reproductive Medicine states nearly 13% of female infertility diagnoses happen due to smoking. If you are planning to get pregnant, give up on smoking far ahead.
Myth 3: Drinking Cough Syrup will surely help increase the chances of getting pregnant
Again, this is also a very popular myth that has been prevalent since long. However, there are no scientific proves for same. In fact, doctors just don’t recommend this and it’s better you say away from cough syrup unless you have severe cold or a bad throat.
You can never predict how your body will change internally the next moment. Anything can affect its functioning and same stands true with pregnancy. If you have one child, that doesn’t mean getting pregnant next time would be easy. In fact, medical expert clearly say that ‘secondary infertility’ is very common. Many parents find it harder to conceive a second or third child as compared to their first.
Well, this one’s quite a common. People believe that wearing tight underwear, or skinny jeans, tends to lower down a man’s sperm count and reduce their chances of making a baby. So far the researches as done haven’t found any link between raised scrotal temperature affecting the sperms negatively. However, it’s good to stay away from too skinny innerwear in order to maintain personal comfort and hygiene.
Conception would happen irrespective of your position during sex. The reason why many people swear by missionary position during sex is that they think this position helps keep the sperm inside the women better.
We know how many of you may wish if this could be true (finally some relief from exercise) but the fact is exercise doesn’t affect your fertility. Regular exercise can in fact help in hormonal balance.
Stress does affect your body but facts state that it doesn’t necessarily hamper your chances of getting pregnant. Again, this depends from person to person and their internal body structure. But to keep your overall health good, it would be better to avoid stress.
Now this is something that holds great significance. If you are overweight, you will surely have problems in conceiving. Too much weight tends to cause hormonal imbalance that can affect ovulation.
Many people may have advised you to try acupuncture in order to conceive but science is yet to figure out the authentication of this belief. This however helps couples undergoing IVF.