With so many myths about conception out there, how do you know what information to listen to?

There is so much information out there about conception, and at University Park Obstetrics and Gynecology, we know how difficult it is to tell which information is true and which is false. That’s why our OBGYN in Bradenton went over a few of the top myths about conception in our latest blog. Check it out if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, and keep reading to learn the truth about more common conception myths:

Myth #4. You need to stop taking birth control for a year before you can conceive. 

The fact of the matter is that there really isn’t much of a delay between the cessation of birth control and conception. It is wise to stop your birth control a few months before trying to conceive, but only so you can get to know your menstrual cycle sans birth control, because it will help you keep track more effectively. However, if you are taking a shot for birth control, it may lead to a delay in conception for a few months, but not all women will experience that delay.

Myth #5. You can’t drink alcohol at all while trying to conceive. 

Studies have shown that light to moderate alcohol consumption won’t affect fertility, so an occasional beer or glass of wine won’t stop you from getting pregnant. However, it is advisable to avoid drinking heavily, because it can cause your cycle to become irregular, which could hurt your chances of conception.

We have a just a few more conception myths to go over with you, so please stay tuned for our next blog!