Pregnancy myths abound, but there are some which are rather better known than others. Have you heard of these and are they true?
- If you took a while to get pregnant, you’re having a boy. Not always true but if had a hard time conceiving due to thick cervical mucus, then it is likely you’re having a boy. The male sperm swim better in thick mucus!
- Use saliva as a lubricant to improve your chances of getting pregnant.
This one is a myth, because saliva kills sperm as so a lot of lubricants and massage oils. It is best not to use anything at all if you are trying to get pregnant.
- Laptop use is bad for a man’s sperm production. This is true, because using a laptop while holding it in the lap, causes the area to become warm which is bad for sperm. So laptop use is bad for a man’s swimmers for the same reason as tight underwear!
- Men don’t have a biological clock. This one is false. Though women have a much easier to read and easier to feel biological clock men have one too. As a woman’s egg quality can deteriorate over time, so can a man’s sperm quality. Though men may be able to contribute to baby making till quite late in life, the quantity as well as quality does indeed go down.