If you are trying to have a baby you will hear a lot of things about conception, some true but many not true.

Here are the top 12 misconceptions about conception:

  1. It's usually the woman's fault if she can't get pregnant (False).
  2. Sperm only live for several hours (False).
  3. You need to wait at least three months after stopping birth control pills before you can start trying to conceive (False).
  4. The best way to time intercourse is always on the 14th day of your cycle (False).
  5. Having an orgasm helps you get pregnant (False).
  6. You should have sex every other day if you want to get pregnant (False).
  7. You can diagnose implantation or pregnancy from cervical changes (False).
  8. You can get pregnant several days before and after ovulation (False).
  9. Stress prevents a woman from getting pregnant (False).
  10. Your first pregnancy symptoms usually start before you miss your period (False).
  11. If you have only one ovary, you ovulate only once every two months (False).
  12. If you haven’t become pregnant after three months of trying, something must be wrong (False).