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When a woman or a couple decide that they want to be parents, it is common for them to start consulting information related to fertility. However, and although it is understandable that doubts arise, we should not trust everything that the internet tells us.
For this reason, Isabel Santillan, an expert gynecologist in fertility, gets us out of doubts about some of the most popular queries on Google about fertility.
1- There are postures that promote pregnancy.
Fake. It is not uncommon to find women who raise their legs, during and after intercourse, because they think that this way they retain a more sperm in the bottom of the vaginal sac and promote fertility, but this depends on the shape of the uterus of each woman. The same happens with certain positions, there is no serious study that relates certain positions with greater fertility.
2- You have to maintain relationships every day.
Yes and no. The truth is that, to conceive, you need a sperm count of at least 20 million parts per milliliter. Hence, many experts recommend giving a margin between ejaculations, one day yes and one day no, so that the concentration in each of them increases.
However, if the sperm count is high we can have sex as many times as we want.
3- The female orgasm facilitates pregnancy.
True. "When women have an orgasm, uterine contractions occur that facilitate the transport of sperm to the egg. Also, orgasm facilitates ovulation”.
4- Sterility and infertility are the same.
Fake. Sterility refers to those couples who, after a time of about a year trying to conceive, are unable to conceive. For its part, infertility relates to couples who, having conceived, do not achieve a evolutionary pregnancy and a full-term child, related to the frequency of spontaneous abortions.
5- Curettage reduces the chances of a new pregnancy.
Fake. Curettage does not reduce the chances of a new pregnancy, unless it has caused scars or intrauterine adhesions. In classical obstetrics it was used to say “curettage, pregnant woman”. In fact, some studies suggest that conducting a microcredit before a treatment of fertility increases your chances of success.
“As we can see, many women and couples heed completely false statements and advice. The best, in any case, is to resort to experts that they can solve our doubts in a reliable way and that they individually assess the situation of each patient ”, concludes the gynecologist.
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