Posted on Friday, September 05, 2014
There is often an endless list of do’s and don’ts that a couple gets to hear from doctors, family and friends when it comes to fertility issues. And hassled by delay in conceiving, they tend to believe most of it blindly, even if some of them are baseless myths.
He’s already a father, he does not have fertility problems
The male fertility is finite. The concentration of mobile and healthy semen decreases as a man ages. The volume of semen also decreases.
Being on birth control pill for too long delays pregnancy
Reports show that there is no truth to this myth. The female ovulation cycle returns to normal when intake of birth control pills is stopped.
Missionary is the best position for conception
There is no scientific evidence regarding a particular position being better to get pregnant. The sperms are chemically motivated to reach the female egg.
Smoking does not affect fertility
Believe it or not, smoking even a couple cigarettes a day can lower fertility rates in both men and women.
Having sex everyday decreases a man’s sperm count
If a man has a normal sperm count, sperm concentration does not decrease because of daily sex.
Coffee does not affect fertility
It has been proven that caffeine decreases fertility, so you will need to limit the intake.
Supplements before pregnancy are only for women
Everybody knows that folic acid is important for women who are trying to conceive as it helps prevent birth defects in the foetus. But what many do not know is that folic acid is a very crucial element in male fertility too.
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