These are the prejudices that definitely should not be guided by when planning a child.
Taking birth control pills reduces the chances of getting pregnant in the future
Numerous studies have shown that taking oral contraceptives does not reduce the ovarian reserve and does not reduce the likelihood of pregnancy.
It is usually recommended to stop taking birth control pills 3 months before conception.
If you have sex on the 14th day of the menstrual cycle, that is, on ovulation, then pregnancy will come 100%
Firstly, not always the duration of the menstrual cycle is exactly 28 days.
And secondly, not every menstrual cycle is ovulatory, and in some women there are no independent ovulations at all (with polycystic ovary syndrome).
If the first pregnancy came easily, then there will be no problems with the second
The state of the body of a man and a woman can change, so problems with conception can arise at any time.
Abstinence for several days improves sperm quality
On the contrary, the lack of a regular sexual life negatively affects the state of the male reproductive system and spermogram parameters.
In addition, the positive effect of sex on other body systems has long been noted: nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, immune.
Women under 35 are more fertile
Indeed, the ability to conceive decreases sharply after 35-37 years, but this does not mean that all younger women can become pregnant quickly and easily.
For example, obstruction of the fallopian tubes or male factor infertility can prevent successful conception at any age.
Sex without an orgasm does not lead to pregnancy
The contraction of the uterus during orgasm can promote conception, but this is not at all necessary.
Sports interfere with pregnancy
Regular training with moderate difficulty, on the contrary, has a beneficial effect on the state of the body, including the reproductive system. But, of course, excessive stress and hard work, especially with the intake of certain drugs, can adversely affect reproductive function and provoke a lack of ovulation.
Daily sex increases the chance of getting pregnant
If sex without contraception does not coincide with the period of ovulation in a woman, then the frequency of sexual intercourse does not matter.
If you can’t get pregnant right away, you’re infertile
Often, women give in to panic if the desired pregnancy does not occur in a couple of months, and in vain.
You need to contact a gynecologist-reproductologist if conception has not occurred within a year of regular sexual activity without contraception (or 6 months for women over 35 years old).
The doctor will conduct an examination and select an individual tactic for your couple.
Mint causes male infertility
Of course, everyone knows the calming effect of mint on the body, but the moderate use of this product will not affect the potency and reproductive function. Men should rather give up fast food, chips and energy drinks. In addition, it is advisable to avoid tight clothing and too frequent bath procedures.
There is no special preparation for pregnancy
This is wrong. Preparation for pregnancy, or preconception preparation, which is carried out a few months before the expected date of conception, allows you to identify in time all the pathologies that may prevent the onset or bearing of pregnancy, and correct them.
Sometimes specialist advice may be required.
Preparation for pregnancy is necessary only for women
Since the germ cells of both spouses are involved in the process of fertilization, recommendations for preparing for pregnancy apply to each of them.
The conception and health of the child can be affected by bad habits and diseases of both mom and dad.
Taking Vitamins Improves Sperm Quality
Antioxidants and vitamins in preparation for conception should be taken by both future parents, however, any drugs and their dosage should be discussed with the doctor.
All medications must be canceled at the time of conception
In the presence of chronic diseases, self-refusal of medications can be life-threatening, which is why it is so important to consult a doctor and get individual recommendations.
To get pregnant, after intercourse, you need to get up “birch”
A few minutes in the prone position will indeed help the sperm to get into the woman’s reproductive tract, but the recommendation to stand in the birch position is, of course, absurd.