With so much information about fertility, it can be hard to understand what’s true and what’s a myth. That’s why we’ve uncovered 3 of the top fertility myths.
1. Women over 35 can’t get pregnant
Falling pregnant naturally after 30 can be more difficult, as the female is less likely to have as many eggs and the quality of the eggs deteriorates as a woman ages. However, it is still possible to fall pregnant after 35 with or without IVF.
2. Only women have fertility issues, not men
Both men and women can have fertility issues. That’s why if you’re struggling to conceive, it’s important both partners get tested.
3. If you’re struggling to fall pregnant, IVF is your only option
Thankfully, fertility treatments have come along way and IVF isn’t your only option when trying to conceive. Depending on your fertility issue and your age, there are many alternative options to IVF. Lifestyle changes can also help improve your fertility.
The best specialists to see for fertility is either an obstetrician and gynaecologist with a special interest in infertility or a subspecialist (expert) in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (often called a CREI). If you’re struggling to fall pregnant, find out when to see a specialist.