There are so many myths about conception out there!

When you are trying to conceive, you already have enough to think about. The last thing you need is to be given loads of misinformation about conception, but unfortunately, there are many myths out there. Luckily, our OBGYN in Venice is here to help, and in our last blog, we set the record straight about many common myths. Today, we’ll be finishing up this blog series with this list of the last few common conception myths debunked:

Myth #6. If you don’t have kids in your 20s, you won’t be able to have them. 

Luckily, your window to conceive goes far beyond your 20s, and there is not an exact age when you can no longer conceive. However, it is also important to note that there is a steep decline in fertility in a woman’s late 30s and 40s. Conception rates for men can also decline after the age of 40.

Myth #7. There are certain things you can do to control the sex of your baby. 

There are some theories out there about how the timing of intercourse relative to ovulation can increase the chance of having a boy or a girl, but none of the medical trials have been able to prove those theories. In fact, couples who try to follow those theories have less of a chance of actually conceiving since they limit intercourse to just certain times.

Myth #8. You won’t conceive unless you do it in missionary style. 

Sex should be enjoyable, even when you’re trying to conceive, so you’ll be glad to know that you aren’t limited to missionary style. In fact, the position you choose doesn’t matter at all as long as you are having vaginal intercourse.