5 Fertility Myths To Ignore
When it comes to fertility, there are many misconceptions around that have anything to do with your ability to conceive. And, this is why there are so many myths about fertility. And for those who are struggling with infertility would do themselves a big favor by not believing anything they read about infertility or fertility that was never derived from any factual or credible sources. There are 5 fertility myths that we will be going over right now that anyone who is trying to conceive whether they are dealing with infertility or not must not believe at all – or to take with a grain of salt.
It Is Always The Woman’s Fault If A Pregnancy Does Not Happen Or Is Not Maintained – This myth is not only false but it is quite damaging. Women that struggle from infertility feel bad as it is since it makes them believe that they are flawed and are not feminine enough. And, the fact of the matter is that many times if a woman is not able to conceive, it has nothing to do with her at all. Her reproductive system may be just perfectly functional. Many times the man has the fertility issue and this is something that is usually not discovered until after a couple has been trying to get pregnant for a year and then they go see the doctor as to why nothing has happened. And, when it is discovered that the man has fertility issues, then the tables are turned and he is the one that does not feel masculine enough.
You Always Have To Wait A Year After Unsuccessfully Trying To Get Pregnant To See A Doctor – This is what healthy couples where the woman is under 35 years of age and has no signs of fertility issues are told to do. However, this is not true in each case. If the woman has a history of irregular periods or if the man has had surgery or an injury in his groin region, they are told to see the doctor right when they start trying to conceive in order to evaluate his sperm count and quality or determine whether the woman is ovulating or not. Sometimes couples who are in this situation need intervention right away. Additionally, older couples where the woman is over 35 are told to see the doctor much sooner if a pregnancy does not happen within months.
When You Go To A Fertility Specialist That Means You, Will, Automatically Need IVF – That is not at all the case in the majority of cases. The only times when IVF is the only option right away is if it is found or known that the fallopian tubes are blocked or damage or that the sperm count is so severely low. But in the majority of cases that is untrue. Sometimes all that is needed is some fertility drugs, as mild as Clomid to help achieve a pregnancy. Sometimes in cases that are slightly more profound, all that is needed is IUI to do the job. The bottom line is that just because you have to see a fertility specialist, you will not necessarily end up with having to go through IVF.
IVF Always Results In Multiples – If you have to go through IVF, the risk of conceiving multiples is slightly higher but more often that is not the case. In most cases, singletons are conceived. There is a grain of truth to this when it comes to older mothers going through IVF because they need to have several embryos implanted in order for at least one to take. But in the majority of cases, only one baby results from IVF.
I Had An Easy Time Getting Pregnant Once So There Is No Worry About Experiencing Infertility – Unfortunately this is also a myth. Secondary infertility is quite common and it happens to a lot of couples for various reasons. That is when pregnancy was once achieved quickly and it was successful, or even achieved several times, and then there is the ability to conceive when trying for a subsequent baby. Just because pregnancy happened quickly once does not meant that it will be the case again. With these fertility myths, you will see there may be a small grain of truth to some of them but as you see, they are just myths. Myths that are quite damaging to believe. Especially if you are struggling with infertility which can have a serious impact on you in many ways!