Dispel the fertility myth!

Did you tell a friend you're trying to get pregnant only to have them send you the latest crazy article on some new, exotic food you should be eating? Or has a family member tried to force you to believe some old wives' tale about when you are most fertile? It seems that fertility advice is plentiful no matter where you live. However, it's more than often not correct.

Fertility questions to ask

There are many important things to learn about your fertility, whether you are male or female. After all, both men and women contribute to fertility (and infertility!). When searching online for answers, make sure that the sources you go to are medically based experts in the field and that their findings are based on scientific study.

In addition, you should make an appointment with your gynecologist or obstetrician to discuss your personal medical history and your specific chances of conceiving. Your doctor or midwife can also help direct you to the best lifestyle modifications in your eating and exercise plans, for both you and your partner.

What are some of the common fertility myths you've heard ... and could they be true? Are your chances of getting pregnant improved by staying on your back longer? How about having an orgasm? Or having sex three times a day? Getting pregnant is a complicated process, and there is a lot to learn. However, there are also a lot of myths that could lead you astray.

How much do you know about true and false fertility myths? Take this quiz developed by Dr. Amos Grunebaum to find out!