Many myths circulating about fertility can be confusing expectant mothers planning pregnancy. Check out some of the myths and the truth below:
1. Ovulation and fertile period usually occurs on day 14 of the menstrual cycle
This opinion is not always true, because every woman’s menstrual cycle is different. To determine the fertile period, there are two factors that could be a reference and you should record the past few months, namely:
- The menstrual cycle. Find the shortest and longest menstrual cycle expectant mothers
- Cervical Mucus / neck vaginal fluids. Approaching the fertile, multiply vaginal cervical fluid, clear and elastic. Fertility decreases as fluid mucus grayish, sticky and viscous.
2. A woman can only be fertilized during the first day of the menstrual cycle
The ovum of a woman it can only be fertilized within a period of 12-24 hours, but a woman can still get pregnant when having sex in the 5 days before ovulation until about 2 days later. So that fertilization can occur over a period of 7 days in the menstrual cycle. This is because sperm can survive up to 5 days in the female reproductive system, and a woman can release two ovum over a 24-hour period.
3. Fertile period can be known with respect to the mother basal body temperature.
There is a myth that fertile period occurred the day before the temperature drops and the day after the temperature rises. But in reality only about 10% of women who experience changes in basal body temperature during the fertile period. And when the temperature changes, we can be sure the ovum is not fertilized because the ovum only lasts 12-24 hours. So, if the mother wants to know the fertile period, changes in cervical mucus or cervical vaginal fluid may be a more accurate reference.
4. Stress can cause pregnant women to be infertile
Indeed, stress does not prevent conception. But stress can suppress the hormones necessary for ovulation to ovulation so delayed.
5. Menopause occurs because a woman’s egg is up
A woman is born with over 400,000 ovum. But during menopause, a woman’s body no longer reacts to the hormones that cause pre-mature ovum is released during ovulation. This is what causes the menstrual cycle stops at menopause.
In order to avoid incorrect information and achieve a successful pregnancy is desired, please consult the gynecologist immediately.