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:
- First Response Ovulation Calculator: This is completely wrong: 3 fertile days AFTER ovulation. What the ...?
- WebMD Ovulation Calendar: INCORRECTLY calculates fertile days
- Huffington Post: INCORRECT: "you can get pregnant on your period." CORRECT: You can only get pregnant if and when you ovulate, and ovulation does not happen when you have your period. You can however get pregnant later on (not on your period) if you have unprotected sex on your period. Sperm can survive for up to five days, and if you have unprotected sex on your period, they can survive up to five days and then fertilize an egg later on.
- Huffington Post: INCORRECT: "You are most fertile before and around ovulation". CORRECT: "Around" implies before, during, and after. You are fertile only before and on the day of ovulation, not after ovulation. Making love after ovulation will not get you pregnant
- Babyy2see: Incorrectly calculates conception days and fertile days
- March of Dimes: I love the March of Dimes, but even they don't get it right all the time.
- American Pregnancy Calculator: Indicates 11 fertile days. Really? Really?
- Babyzone: They got it incorrect too.
- The Bump: This ovulation calculator is another proof that just because it's on the web, that doesn't make it right but all wrong.
- Justmommies - Gets it right. Finally.