Trying To Get Pregnant–Myths and Facts

April 7, 2009 by  
Filed under How to Get Pregnant

Some of us have been trying to get pregnant. And we might have heard a lot of things on how to get pregnant fast and naturally. From these hearsays, there are a few things which will come in pretty handy while some may be regarded as pure myths.

This article will differentiate the myths from the truths on how to get pregnant. Basically, there are so many myths and facts regarding pregnancy that a woman wanting to get pregnant won’t know which one to believe. There are a lot of misconceptions for those who want to get pregnant and clearing this up might help considerably.

One of the most common misconceptions is that getting pregnant is easy. This is partly true. While most women are easily pregnant, a certain percentage of women still experience fertility problems. It has been proven in studies that one out of eight American couples have problems trying to get pregnant.

Another common misconception is that it is best to wait for the age of 40 before getting pregnant. This is quite common since popular figures such as actresses are trying to conceive their newborns at this age. Here’s the fact, the older you get, and the more difficult it is to get pregnant. Usually at age 27, fertility starts to decline for women. And at age 35, there is a drastic decline in this. Women who are lucky enough to get pregnant at age 40 still have a higher risk for miscarriage.

If you are experiencing regular menstrual period, then you won’t have difficulty conceiving. Once again, this is partly true – a woman can still have infertility issues even though she has regular periods. Basically, if a couple, less than 35 years of age, is experiencing difficulty in conceiving for a long period (say one year), even if the woman has regular periods, they should consult a physician.

Women are usually the cause of fertility problems. This is basically a myth. Although it is generally believed that women are the ones who have more infertility problems, it has been proven that men and women share the same percentage in infertility problems.

Finally, another misconception is that gynecologists are the only people that can treat people with fertility problems. Fact of the matter is, although gynecologists may provide us with expert opinion, they are limited in giving treatment for infertility problems. Reproductive endocrinologists are professionals who specialize in giving treatment for couples having difficulty conceiving.

Basically, there are a lot of myths out there and it is still best to consult your local gynecologist regarding any decisions and choices you make regarding the ways to get pregnant.