How about the one that says if you’re a woman and you do jumping jacks after sex, the sperm will just fall out — which will keep you from getting pregnant?
The fact is conception myths have been around since ancient times.
Remember the one about the stork bringing babies?
People who believe these conception myths find themselves frequently being called — you guessed it — parents!
Here are 2 myths about pregnancy & conception that I have personally heard people talking about:
- If the man wears 2 condoms, it provides double the protection. Well… no. Actually, the friction created during sex will be more likely to cause one or both condoms to rip — making conception much more likely.
- You can’t get pregnant if you have sex in a hot tub — because the heat and chlorine kill all the sperm. Well… not exactly. While the chlorine and heat will kill the sperm that get into the water, they will not kill those that remain inside your body.
Now, back to that Mountain Dew myth and the jumping jacks myth… neither of those is true either.
The yellow dye in Mountain Dew is believed to kill a man’s sperm, but it does not. As for a woman doing jumping jacks… uh oh, those sperm are really fast little swimmers and they can easily stay inside the woman’s body and fertilize an egg even if she’s doing jumping jacks.
Other Pregnancy & Conception Myths
Here are some other common pregnancy & conception myths that won’t actually influence your chances of getting pregnant:
Mommy Brain: Myth Or Reality?
By the way, have you ever heard of pregnant women becoming scatterbrained and forgetful?
Do you think this is just another pregnancy myth?
Find out why there is so much controversy regarding this condition frequently associated with pregnancy called mommy brain.
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