Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,717,045 members, 6,423,528 topics. Date: Thursday, 05 August 2021 at 07:07 PM

10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant - Health - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Health / 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant (61791 Views)

Question, Myths, And Answers On Seminal Fluid(sperm) / A Simply Applied Method To Getting Pregnant - Worked For Me / The Facts And Myths Of Sickle Cell Disease (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by omiobo: 12:07pm On Aug 28, 2013
Most couples who are trying to conceive know that their lifestyle choices—diet, health, age, and genetics—will all affect your ability to get pregnant. However, sweeping under the bed (an old wives’ tale) will only banish dust bunnies; it won’t actually discourage your chances of conception.

While we’ve left behind many of the superstitions surrounding fertility and getting pregnancy; there are still multiple myths that many couples buy into (both those trying to get pregnant and those not trying to conceive).


1. You Can’t Conceive During Menstruation

It doesn’t matter if you’re having sex during your period to practice “safe sex” or avoid this period because you’re trying to conceive, no one gets a baby-making free pass at any time during a women’s cycle. In reality, there are very few days when you can have sex without worrying about getting pregnant since sperm can live inside a woman’s body for approximately 5 days.


2. Inverted Sex Positions Will Boost Chances of Conception
If you’re doing a handstand after sex in the hopes of gravity aiding your pregnancy efforts—all you’ll probably end up with is a stiff neck. It makes sense that inverting after ejaculation might help sperm reach the cervix faster, but this small distance really won’t make or break your chances of conceiving.

3. You Can’t Get Pregnant the First Time you Have Sex
Although this might be a sly way for a frisky teenage boy to convince a girl to have sex in the backseat of his parent’s station wagon; it’s a grand mistruth. If she has begun to ovulate there’s always a chance that her egg and his sperm shall meet, whether it’s the first sexual experience or the twentieth.

4. Having Sex Like Rabbits Increases Pregnancy Chances
If you’re a couple that likes to have sex like bunnies every day, congratulations, but it won’t help your chances of conception. In fact, the opposite is true—the more frequently a man ejaculates; the lower his sperm count and concentration will be. Your best bet for getting preggers is to make love during a woman’s “fertile period” with the help of an ovulation calendar.

5.You Can’t Get Pregnant if you’re Intoxicated
It doesn’t matter if you drink alcohol or take drugs—you can still get pregnant. And when you think about it; when drunk or high, you’re probably less likely to remember to use a condom or take your birth control pill so you may be increasing your chances of conception when intoxicated.

6. Withdrawal to Prevent a Pregnancy
Many couples trust the withdrawal method (when a man withdrawals his penis from a woman’s vagina prior to ejaculation) will not cause pregnancy. However, studies show that 4 out of every 100 women will still get pregnant thanks to pre-ejaculate (the fluid that escapes the tip of the penis when stimulated), in which sperm can remain active from previous ejaculation.

7.Douching or Showering Following Sex Will Prevent Pregnancy
Douching and showering are not effective as birth control and neither is having sex in the bath or swimming pool. The truth is that water doesn’t deter sperm from fertilizing an egg, and having intercourse in water can actually raise the risk of pregnancy if sperm is forced upwards into the vagina and cervix.

8. Timing Can Affect the Sex of your Baby
It’s funny that many couples think that they can influence the sex of their unborn child depending on things like diet, sexual position, or date. For instance, sex on odd days will not ensure a male child and sex on even days will produce a girl baby.

9. Failing to Conceive after a Few Weeks Doesn’t Mean you’re Infertile
Conceiving can take time and patience. Just because you’ve been trying to conceive for a few weeks without success doesn’t mean you’re infertile. Although there are no specific dietary instructions to follow, a healthy lifestyle—which includes physical activity, a healthy diet—is important to make conception a reality.

10. You Can Only Conceive if you Orgasm
Even though the female orgasm can aid fertilization—it’s not entirely essential for conception. The theory behind this myth is that the muscular contractions that accompany the female orgasm are needed to pull sperm up into the vagina and cervix, increasing the success of sperm meeting egg. However, you can get pregnant, with or without achieving orgasm.




http://www.activebeat.com/your-health/women/10-myths-and-facts-about-getting-pregnant/

12 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by effisyman: 4:44pm On Aug 28, 2013
Atlast, lord may you be praised for crowning my effort, he no easy to do press up day and night and still she wont miss her period.

Also thanking God for Ftc.

4 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by crystalballs: 4:44pm On Aug 28, 2013
Am moving up gradually, not by my power...baba God thank you.

1 Like

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by bigx(m): 4:45pm On Aug 28, 2013
Heavenly feeling.....


Seun na wa for U o

16 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by zees(f): 4:47pm On Aug 28, 2013
.
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Nobody: 4:47pm On Aug 28, 2013
So people actually believe Nos 3, 5, 7 and 8? undecidedundecided. Is the water supposed to prevent the sperm from entering inside??

1 Like

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Isiterere(m): 4:47pm On Aug 28, 2013
Eye opener .
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by princechinedu(m): 4:47pm On Aug 28, 2013
Time to spread my sperm seeds..
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by henryugo(m): 4:47pm On Aug 28, 2013
wat am i even readin dis for undecided
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by sexymoma(f): 4:48pm On Aug 28, 2013
Am not concern bout what you actually stated....


Jos trying to find the meaning to your username.

2 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by hunkydory(m): 4:48pm On Aug 28, 2013
What sense does heavenly feeling make.Seun allow these words to appear the way they are.

7 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Phaven: 4:48pm On Aug 28, 2013
Hmmmmmm, interesting!
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by supaeagles(m): 4:48pm On Aug 28, 2013
Re : #4: Being Intimate Like Rabbits Increases Pregnancy Chances ...... FALSE

Abeg why you de spoil show for us guys now??... make we use the opportunity to nak well well
grin

Nice post OP.

1 Like

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by everyday: 4:48pm On Aug 28, 2013
Very very interesting topic
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Nobody: 4:49pm On Aug 28, 2013
What is the meaning of the following words:
1. Joystick?
2. Womanliness?
3. Heavenly Feeling?

Seun why are you abusing English Language by creating words that doesn't fit it??

15 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by ITbomb(m): 4:50pm On Aug 28, 2013
If any of these fails, I'm holding you responsible

2 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by InvertedHammer: 4:51pm On Aug 28, 2013
omiobo:

2. Inverted Sex Positions Will Boost Chances of Conception



HEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

You don't have to bring my name into it!

You can still make your point.
cool cool cool

21 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by temhab(f): 4:53pm On Aug 28, 2013
I've read it b4 nice one sha cool
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by alphaconde(m): 4:55pm On Aug 28, 2013
adeaugustus: What is the meaning of the following words:
1. Joystick?
2. Womanliness?
3. Heavenly Feeling?

Seun why are you abusing English Language by creating words that doesn't fit it??

But we know what these words represent, what do nairaland gain by changing dem.

4 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Mubby4luv(m): 4:55pm On Aug 28, 2013
embarassed
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Damojo: 4:55pm On Aug 28, 2013
Another myth: Every erect dick can make a woman pregnant.

6 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Damojo: 4:57pm On Aug 28, 2013
Using alabakun and schweppes can reduce the chances of getting pregnant after unprotected sex.
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Dubby6(m): 4:58pm On Aug 28, 2013
never believed in any sha
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by yuzedo: 4:58pm On Aug 28, 2013
op bro, is it save to put "just d tip"? Plis am askin 4 a freind! angry

8 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by mkoabiola: 5:04pm On Aug 28, 2013
Na lie jooo.
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Nobody: 5:05pm On Aug 28, 2013
alpha conde:

But we know what these words represent, what do nairaland gain by changing dem.
A guest wouldn't know the meaning. You do because you're part of the community.

1 Like

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by mcfynest(m): 5:06pm On Aug 28, 2013
@OP nice write up but i believe number 6 is very effective(the best) way to prevent pregnancy without using contraceptives. the only reason why it may not work is because of pre-cuuuum. if after the male releases his seemeen and enter d female again without him urinating. the urine will help in killing the remaining fluid in the passage becos urine contains some toxic comoponent that are harmful to d sperrm

2 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by omiobo: 5:08pm On Aug 28, 2013
yuzedo: op bro, is it save to put "just d tip"? Plis am askin 4 a freind! angry

Tip of what?

1 Like

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by joshuaidibia(m): 5:09pm On Aug 28, 2013
Such threads are gud in tyms of strike lyk dis. So as to enlighten studnts who is nw on marathon sex.

2 Likes

Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Ajuora: 5:10pm On Aug 28, 2013
Niz info
Re: 10 Myths And Facts About Getting Pregnant by Nobody: 5:11pm On Aug 28, 2013
bigx: Heavenly feeling.....


Seun na wa for U o
grin grin

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

Baby In India Born With An Additional Head Attached To Its Stomach (Graphic Pics / Nigeria Reports First Coronavirus Death / 58 Nigerian Doctors Stopped At Lagos Airport, Were Promised Millions By UK Firm

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 86
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.