There are a thousand, between the ages of 18 and 40, who have been surveyed about what they think they know about fertility. Race results: preconceived ideas die hard. Blame it on the lack of dialogue with his doctor? It seems so, given that half of the women surveyed explained that they had never discussed their fertility with their doctor. And you, what do you know exactly?
Having sex several times a day does not increase the chances of getting pregnant.
The lifespan of a sperm in the uterine environment is on average four days, the most resistant can live up to six days.
The average time to get pregnant is around six months.
Pregnancy occurs on average between six and nine months from the first attempt.
A woman’s fertility drops from the age of 35.
In fact, from the age of 35, a woman has only a 12% chance of getting pregnant during sex, when this percentage fluctuates between 15 and 25% for women “in the prime of life. age”. Generally speaking, researchers note that women get the wrong five-year-old when it comes to determining “the right age for”. So, she thinks that the ideal age (from a physiological point of view) to be pregnant is 25, whereas it is 20. Likewise, they think that the age when it becomes more difficult to get pregnant is from 40 years old, whereas it is from 35 years old.
Folic acid supplementation is recommended for women of childbearing age.
This supplementation would prevent certain congenital malformations. Yet one in two women ignore it. In addition to supplementation, this folic acid is found in nutritional yeast, in fatty liver, egg yolk, watercress or even nuts …
Some sexual positions make it difficult to get pregnant.
The sperm do not enter like a funnel, so no need to do a pear tree after love to optimize your chances of being pregnant. It is also useless, during the act, to favor certain positions more than others. That said, many gynecologists advise lying down a few minutes later to promote the migration of sperm as much as possible.
Having an orgasm is no good for fertility.
Again, there is no connection between pleasure and fertility, and a ready-to-fertilize egg is made in each cycle.
It’s best to have sex before ovulation – rather than after – to maximize your chances of getting pregnant.
And only 10% of women know it! For information, ovulation occurs on the 14th day of a 28-day cycle.
Read also: Understanding the female cycle and ovulation