Many women spend most of their adult life trying NOT to get pregnant. However, there may come a time in your life that you may decide to start a family to call your very own. Sex isn’t just the primary ingredient for getting pregnant (albeit it does comprise of a large majority of the process). You might find that the act of “getting it on” with your partner may not be enough for you to get a baby bump.
According to reports, many women jeopardize their chances of conceiving because they’ve been fed the wrong information. With so many rumors circling around the aspect of pregnancy, it can become difficult to discern the truths from the myths. In this short guide, we help you get the facts straight by divulging the myths behind conception, along with the underlying truths to them.
Myth #1 – There’s Always a 50% Chance of Getting Pregnant Each Month
50% might just be a tad too large of a percentage for conceiving a child. In fact, there’s just a 15% to 20% chance of an infant forming in your womb, and this window of opportunity is just for the first three months of a couple trying to create a new baby. After that period of time, your chances of conception may drop even further. If so, then there’s likely an underlying problem why you can’t conceive. An all-important advice on conception is to visit your doctor so that they can give you the straight facts on how easy or difficult it’ll be for you to achieve conception.
Myth #2 – Being on the Pill Will Delay a Woman’s Ability for Conception
Let’s get one thing straight – birth control pills will only stop your body from ovulating, but it doesn’t affect fertility. Ergo, once you stop being on the pill, then your chances of conceiving would most likely go back to normal.
Myth #3 – It’ll be Very Difficult to Conceive After the Age of 40
While many women do experience having a difficulty of achieving conception by the age of 40, this challenge happens even before that time of life. According to studies, a woman’s fertility will be at its peak at the age of 25. After that, it’ll slowly decline. Once you reach 35 years old, there will be a sharp decline in fertility. By the time you reach 43, you might not have the chance to conceive through natural means.
It might look scary at first, but there’s no need to be in a rush. As always, ensure that you visit your doctor to have a complete checkup on your health before attempting to achieve conception. Also, your partner should be there by your side as much as possible when you have your appointment with your doctor so that he’ll also be in the know about the current situation.