Five Fertility Facts from Fiction

1. Certain sex positions or Lying with your feet up following sexual intercourse will make you get pregnant fast. Fiction!!
Truth is, there is no straight line between the vagina and the womb; the momentum and sperm progression towards a particular direction is not determined by gravity.

2. Having sex every day will get you pregnant faster. Fiction!!
You don’t need to have sex every day, but it is a good idea to have sex at least three times a week during the fertility window (Ovulation). Conception entails the encounter of morphologically normal sperm with a mature egg meeting at the right time. Improved fertility is met during the middle of the cycle. For a woman with a 28-day cycle, this would typically be days 13-15 while a woman with a 35-day cycle, the fertile window would be day 17-19.

It has been reported that sperm can maintain its fertilization capacity for as long as 5 days following ejaculation while an egg must become fertilized within 24 hours to create an embryo.

3. The use of certain lubricants during intercourse will make someone get pregnant faster. Fiction!!
People believe that by using certain lubricants during coitus will increase their fertility potential; this is a myth. In fact, such components may hamper the normal active progression of spermatozoa at the time of ejaculation.

4. Men should store up sperm to use on the woman’s fertile days. Fiction!!

Abstinence between 3-5 days renders sperms’ fertilization potential optimal for fertilization.  The quantity of the ejaculate is irrelevant to the quality. Men who produce larger than normal volumes of ejaculate may be subjects of infections such as prostatitis.

5. You’re more likely to experience fertility challenges if you’re trying to conceive for the first time. Fiction!!
The fact is, the pregnancy success rate is based on a couple’s fertility manifestation.

The successful implantation of an embryo and its healthy development into the uterus are directly dependent on the normal functioning of the following processes; A well regulated hormonal interaction system coordinating normal ovulatory cycles, releasing genetically and structurally healthy eggs which can become fertilized by healthy spermatozoa within patent fallopian tubes and develop into early embryos that can be conceived in a uterus of optimal size and contour.

Any inherited or acquired condition which can compromise the normal processing of these mechanisms will subject a female sub-fertile or infertile.

It’s easy to become impatient if you don’t get pregnant right away, but it’s also important that you don’t delay asking for help if you think you might have a fertility problem.