What are the most common mistakes of couples with children?

There are numerous rumors, half-knowledge and errors about getting pregnant. The most common ones include:

  • Not correct:
    In healthy couples it works normally with a desired pregnancy right away.
    Correct:
    In a large European study it was calculated that the pregnancy probability per cycle is only 25%. A certain waiting time, until the wish for a child is fulfilled, is therefore quite normal.
  • Not correct:
    The safest way to have sex on the day of ovulation is pregnancy.
    Correct: Even cheaper is 1-2 days before!
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  • Not correct:
    If you want to get pregnant, sleep with each other every day.
    Correct:
    Daily sex reduces the number of sperm in the ejaculate. Therefore, only about every second to third day.
  • Not correct:
    The slime method for determining ovulation is very uncertain.
    Correct:
    It offers clear indications that ovulation is imminent. However, provided that you have learned by self-observation over a period of time to judge the nature of your cervical mucus.
  • Not correct:
    Ovulation always takes place in the middle of the cycle.
    Correct:
    If you are more likely to have a longer cycle, ovulation will occur later in your cycle. Because the process is fairly fixed in time and almost always lasts at most 12-16 days. Before that, the cycle is variable or more prone to failure. For example, with a cycle time of 33 days, ovulation probably takes place around the 19th day of the cycle.
  • Not correct:
    Ovulation always takes place on the same cycle day.
    Correct:
    That is rarely the case.
  • Not correct:
    A menstrual bleeding always indicates that ovulation has occurred as well.
    Correct:
    That's not necessarily the case. Both have the same hormonal cause, but they are independent of each other.
  • Not correct:
    Ovulation takes place after the temperature increase.
    Correct:
    In general, the elevated temperature indicates that ovulation has occurred over a period of up to 48 hours previously.
  • Not correct:
    Woman can directly determine her ovulation with the help of the temperature method.
    Correct:
    Since ovulation usually occurred before the temperature increase, only after several months of temperature measurement, based on these records, can women estimate when ovulation will possibly occur in the next cycle.
  • Not correct:
    If the temperature does not rise at the middle of the cycle, then definitely no ovulation has taken place.
    Correct:
    If no ovulation could be detected by the temperature method, this is often due to inaccurate thermometers. Or it comes to ovulation very late in the cycle.

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Author: Dr. Hubertus Glaser

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