Infertility is a big issue in human life and till today, infertility is considered as the social stigma in this world. Many people do not even want to face the world after knowing inability to give birth a child. People have many misconceptions regarding the infertility, though, and it should be corrected in time. It may be because of not knowing the exact reason of the science that works behind the fertility issue, or it may because of believing in some superstitions that do no good in the life of people. Here, the content deals with 7 biggest infertility misconceptions among people.
1. Infertility is a woman’s problem:
Infertility is not only the concern for women, but it is also a health issue for the men, so blaming women for this is not true at all. It is true one should not have control over the infertility issue and it depends on the various factors, including age, sperm count and the health condition of the people. A man can be infertile and the recent research reveals that among the infertile couples, 35% infertility comes from the male factor.
2. If a person has a kid earlier in his previous marriage, then his fertility is fine:
Fertility depends on the age and it is same in the case of male fertility. If one had a kid a long year ago, you cannot say that he is still fertile. It is proved that fertility decreases as the time passes, especially after the age of 40. As long as parental fertility is concerned, it is proved that there is a link between parental age and increase risk of autism and schizophrenia like diseases. Apart from this, as the age increases, the healthy and mobile sperm decreases in its count that leads to the infertility.
3. Having sex after the ovulation period or having sex often enough:
This is another misconception that women believe to get pregnant. But, having sex after the ovulation cannot make a woman pregnant, because once it gets over, you can be pregnant for this month. To conceive a baby, you need to know the fertile period first and if you maintain your time of intercourse at that time, the chances of getting pregnant are increased. Woman’s egg stays in the fallopian tube for 24- 48 hours and to get pregnant, the sperm should fertile the egg during this period. Ovulation happens once in a month prior to 7 to 10 of a woman’s period and this is the perfect time for the intercourse.
4. You need to be relaxed for conceiving a baby:
Being relaxed is enough to be pregnant. It is true that the stress can make hindrances in pregnancy; it is more because of the hormonal changes. Stress increases the emission of cortisol, melatonin, opioids and many such hormones that affect the process of reproduction. But that does not mean relaxation is only the thing helps in conceiving the baby. If you have no disease that affects your fertility, you can consult the doctor for the help.
5. Women cannot lose their fertility in the late 30s and early 40s:
You should not believe this thing, because the research on this issue reveals that women start declining the fertility from the age of 27. But it is not that you cannot be pregnant at this age, you need to wait for a few months for this. But when you reach at 35, your fertility level is decreased and it is not the same as it were in 19 to 26 years of age.
6. All you need to be healthy and age does not affect your fertility:
This is another wrong notion that people have. Though it is true that being healthy gives you advantage in pregnancy, but that does not mean you ignore your age. Age is the main factor of the fertility and nothing is more important than that. So, try to conceive a baby within the perfect age, you won’t face trouble to get pregnant.
7. Smoking cannot harm your pregnancy:
As far as pregnancy is concerned, smoking does have negative effects over your pregnancy. It is proved that 5 cigarettes in a day on a regular basis are enough to decrease your fertility rate regardless of sex. Many medical research institutes also agree that smokers have 10-40% lower fertility rate. So, when you decide to conceive a baby, you need to say no to smoking.