Fertility Myths

Many couples think they will immediately get pregnant when they start trying for a baby. There are many myths and facts about fertility.  This information provides you with these myths and truths, as well as guiding you in conception.

Truth: Having sex every second or third day will give you the same fertility outcome as having sex every day.
Truth: It is best to have sexual intercourse two to three days before you ovulate, not during or after ovulation.
Truth: The best quality sperm is produced by ejaculation every two to three days. A long interval results in the production of many damaged or dead sperm.
Truth: Age has a major impact on the success rates of infertility treatments as well as your natural ability to conceive. By the age of 40 a healthy women has only a 5% chance of getting pregnant in a given month. So if you’re already over 36, you should seek medical advice if you’ve been trying for six months.
Truth: Young and healthy people can still have issues affecting their fertility. Medical conditions and genetic disorders can affect fertility, whatever your age.
Truth: IVF with single embryo transfer will reduce the risk of multiple pregnancy to less than 1%.
Truth: There is no evidence that any of these factors contribute to miscarriage. Most miscarriages are due to random genetic or developmental errors.
Truth: There is no scientific evidence to support this.
Truth: There is no scientific evidence to support this.

If you have been trying to conceive for twelve months or more without success (or six months if you are over 36) we recommend a fertility assessment with a Nairobi IVF fertility specialist.

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