(Closed) TTC Myths

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have never in my life heard that. But then again, there are people I know who had babies in high school that truly believed you couldn’t get pregnant your first time, standing up, on your period, etc. Apparantely they slept through sex ed, because we were in the same class and I swear you must be living under a rock to actually believe those things!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it’s kind of funny when people say it “takes 3 months for the pill to get out of your system.” We all know you can get pregnant if you miss one or two pills, or even if you’re taking it as directed. As a disclaimer I know some doctors recommend stopping the pill a couple months in advance of TTC but its not to get the pill “out of your system”. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@laaiinn:  Well, the “out of your system” thing does have some truth to it. I actually talked to my OBGYN about it a few months back. Some women don’t ovulate immediately after stopping the pill (or missing a few pills. Sometimes women won’t ovulate until months later) and it really depends on how your body handles the hormone. Realistically you do need a while to get it “out” of you. Some women just need a little bit longer. But I agree it’s moreso about getting on a regular cycle as opposed to making sure it’s all out of you.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

That you should stand on your head after sex if you are TTC.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That putting a bandaid over your belly button will stop you getting pregnant.

Conceiving when there’s a full moon means you’ll have a girl.

I’m sure I’m forgetting some… 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, I just read this morning on Slate that stress doesn’t really effect fertility as much as we thought—which has me thrilled, I was really trying to determine exactly how much stress does it take to stop ovulation. In hindsight, it does seem like “duh!”-if people can get pregnant while living through brutal wars and really not knowing if they will eat dinner, my Monday morning meeting with my boss surely won’t effect my ovulation!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

According to my Mother-In-Law, she knew THE SECRET and how to time it PERFECTLY to have boys (she had 2 boys).  I am pretty sure I am pregnant with a girl (way too early to tell, though, I just have a feeling!), and I am sure if that is the case, she will have to give me a little talk about how to “make a boy” the next time. 

YEAH RIGHT lol.  How about we didn’t want to not BD during the fertile window and miss a chance just becaue of the myths about “timing” just right to get a boy or girl? And how about we will love whatever child we have, regardless of the sex?  

Although I am pretty sure Darling Husband will change his mind about not having very many kids until he gets a boy…maybe not, but we both kind of want at least one of each sex! 😛

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@cowgirlace:  My sister actually was telling me about this. Apparently female swimmers are slower but live longer, and male swimmers are faster but die more quickly. So if you BD three days before ovulation and get pregnant, it’s more likely that it will be a girl because those swimmers have survived longer. If you BD the same day as O, there’s a good chance it will be a boy because those swimmers got there first. I have NO IDEA if this is even remotely valid, but my Fiance googled it and found some more articles touting the same story. 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jny1179:  Yep, it’s called the Shettles method and there is no truth to it.  He did a poor job researching it and just threw it out there and it caught like wildfire.  In the book The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, she did some research on research (if that makes sense?) and actually found the opposite to be true, so she concluded that there’s probably not much validity to anything.  What makes the sperm different is a very very minutely bigger chromosome in the X sperm compared to the Y sperm, but they are not “manufactured” any differently and the X sperm don’t come with extra materials that would make them live longer and the X sperm would not be “slower” because of the super tiny bigger X chromosome.  

It’s alllll up to chance, and those that say it’s not are like the people the Chinese Gender charts work out for, “Oh, well it was true for me so it MUST be true!” Just like my Mother-In-Law lol.  Like I said, we wanted a baby and didn’t want to chance only BDing on the day I hoped I O’ed for a boy. There’s not even a good chance of getting pregnant if you only BD on O day compared to O-3, O-2, and O-1.  

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@laaiinn:  They less mean “get it out of your system” and more mean “make sure you are actively ovulating”. Some women don’t ovulate for a while after, or have messed up cycles. There is truth and value to this advice. You CAN technically get pregnant on the pill however it’s purpose in life is to stop you from ovulating, without an egg you can’t get pregnant.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Hyperventilate:  I’m actually with @laaiinn:  here.  My doctor (but God knows, all doctors are different) said that he has found in his patients they are actually MORE fertile immediately after going off the pill.  He said that when we want to start trying, start right after going off.  

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MrsJX3:  I suppose it’s one of those things that every doctor has an opinion. Everything I’ve researched online (Mere googling, nothing in depth) and talking to my doctor has stated that it’s a very personal thing — Some women ovulate right off the bat, but most don’t, usually within a month or so.

I guess it just depends on how your body works!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsSawyer:  I agree!

 

 

@Hyperventilate:  

@MrsJX3:  

i knew my post would cause some debate. All I’m really trying to say is that the hormone does not remain active in the body for months after stopping the pill. Different doctors have different recommendations and advice, and not all women will react in the same way, so I think there is validity to all of these points!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@cowgirlace:  That healthy sperm are XX or XY.  While possible, most sperm only have a X or a Y chromosome, not both.  Wink

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