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Getting Pregnant Myths & Facts

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Myth:Every woman’s menstrual cycle is 28 days. (Check out our Ovulation Calculator!)

Fact: A normal menstrual cycle can last anywhere from 21 to 36 days.

 

Myth: You can only fall pregnant one day of your ovulation cycle.(Try our Ovulation Predictor Kits!)

Fact: Your egg once released is viable for 12 to 24 hours, however you can fall pregnant if you have sex five days prior and two days post ovulation.

 

Myth: Is it true a man’s sperm only lives for several hours at a time?

Fact: No! A man’s sperm can survive in cervical mucus for up to five days.(Click here for Sperm Friendly Lubricants!)

 

Myth: Do I need to wait for three months to conceive after stopping use of a birth control pill?

Fact: Birth control pills reduce hormone levels and suppress ovulation, however once you stop taking the pill your hormones should return to normal immediately and your ovulation will restart the following month.

 

Myth: Infertility is a woman’s problem.

Fact: Research indicates that both women and men contribute equally to infertility, with men’s fertility issues accounting for 40% of conception problems.

 

Myth: A woman ovulates on day 14 of her cycle.

Fact: Unfortunately it’s not that straightforward. A general rule of thumb is to calculate backwards 14 days from the last day of your period. Or use our Pregnancy & Ovulation Calendar Wheel.

 

Myth: Women have millions of eggs.

Fact: Women actually have a limited amount of eggs and when they are all gone, the menopause begins.

 

Myth: Cycling can make men infertile

 

Fact: Physcial stress, overheating and trauma to the testicle can make a man infertile. Did you know that diabetes can causes genetic damage to a man’s sperm negatively affecting his fertility. (If your man’s a cyclist try Babystart Scrotum Cooling!)

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