I got an email from The Bump with 10 Crazy Fertility Myths in it.
Have you heard of any of these?
Myth #1: You need to orgasm in order to conceive
Never heard this one lol, but isn’t there some statistic that like 50% of women have never had an orgasm? If this myth were true, there’d be a lot less people on this earth.
Myth #2: Swallowing semen will make you more fertile
Never heard this one either, and A it made me wanna gag and B how the hell did someone come up with this?
Myth #3: Breastfeeding = birth control
I have heard this one!! Something about not ovulating while you’re breastfeeding and no egg= no baby…..but alas…not true. I also heard breastfeeding helps you get skinny again after baby…if that’s a myth I’m gunna be pissed.
Myth #4: Lifting your legs in the air for 20 minutes after having sex will help you get pregnant
I have heard this one. Never tried it though. ::looking down:: OK so maybe I figure gravity could just help a lil bit hahaha. Leave me alone!
Myth #5: Drinking alcohol will harm your fertility
I have heard this, and even though it’s a myth I’ve cut my drinking way down.
Myth #6: Doing it missionary style is the only way to conceive
Let us thank the Lord and baby Jesus that this one’s a myth.
Myth #7: Eating yams while trying to conceive will cause twins
LOL!! This one cracked me up. I wonder the logic here. Another myth that’s new to me.
Myth #8: Chugging cough syrup will help you conceive
Yuck! I did hear chuggin castor oil can induce labor….is that a myth too?
Myth #9: Being on the Pill for too long will delay pregnancy
Whew!! Thank goodness this is a myth. Never heard of it, but grateful that it’s not true!
Myth #10: Adopt a baby, and you’ll get pregnant
Oh! Is that all I have to do?! Good to know! 🙂 Never heard this myth before, but I’m sure the random luck of life makes it true for many women who think they’ll never get preggo.
Have you heard of any of these myths? What are your thoughts on them? Any other myths not listed here that you’ve heard?