fertility myths

Pregnancy has it's own challenges and you want to do everything right for the baby. But how do you know what's right or wrong when everybody tells you something different?

Fertility and conception expert Dr. David Knight, of Australia’s Medica IVF, sees many couples experiencing difficulty getting pregnant.

Women hear all kinds of myths, misconceptions, and falsehoods about their fertility. It’s okay to joke about these myths, but heeding them can be anything from a waste of time to harmful. Make yourself aware of ten of the most common female fertility myths out there.

Medicine can be complicated. Doctors spend many, many years in College, Medical School, and training to learn about their specialty.

Just because someone writes something and it's on the internet, that doesn't mean it's correct. Below we list some sites and information that publish incorrect information about fertility and pregnancy:

Infertility among men is more common than you might think. While we read and hear an awful lot about female infertility and its causes and treatments, we don’t hear nearly as much about male infertility.

The Internet is still relatively new, but it is aging a bit and with each passing year, articles that were once thought to be based in fact are now nothing more than incorrect information. I stumbled upon an article from who knows when that listed a few male infertility myths. Some of the myths listed are actually true and other statements in the article are false. Not all websites keep up with current medical information.

There are hundreds of thousands of articles and tips about how to be a more fertile woman. Some are packed with helpful advice, including tips on eating right, exercising, monitoring vaginal discharge and keeping track of menstrual cycles. But, there are also a number of myths out there that do nothing but cause undue tension and increased stress. Stress is one of the causes of infertility because it can alter the normal menstrual cycle.

The simple answer is that it is possible to get pregnant from having sex on a period but it is unlikely.

Your menstrual period and menstruation is falsely believed to be a "safe" period of time in your monthly cycle when you can have unprotected intercourse and not get pregnant. This is a myth, and nothing is further from the truth.

Bee pollen has been used for centuries to aid fertility. It is thought that bee pollen also helps aid sexuality.


8 ounces honey
4 egg yolks
1 vanilla bean, seeded
3 cups heavy whipping cream, cold


You may not have put a lot of thought into getting pregnant. Not everyone plans, charts, or tries to predict ovulation. A lot of couples just let nature take its course and see what happens. On the other hand, some couples purchase bbt thermometers, ovulation kits, and plan intercourse on a schedule, but still don’t get pregnant. There are several misconceptions about ovulation and when to have intercourse. These myths and misconceptions could be keeping you from getting pregnant.