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9 Myths About Fertility that You Should Stop Believing

As a reproductive endocrinologist, I help people who are having trouble getting pregnant every day. Basically, that means figuring how to make sperm meet egg in the best way, and then growing a baby in the most optimal environment. Sometimes the solutions are simple. For example, one of my patients was using KY lubricant during sex, which is known to kill sperm. As soon as she and her husband stopped the KY, they got pregnant with their son. Other cases are more complicated and end up with my patients having to do IVF, use donor eggs or a gestational surrogate. I always tell my patients that even if your route to pregnancy isn’t your romantic ideal, the minute you hold your baby, it makes all the extra steps worth it.

I love to help people avoid fertility challenges by sharing my fertility advice, especially when it comes to busting the myths that I hear all day from patients.

I also love to help people avoid fertility challenges by sharing my fertility advice, especially when it comes to busting the myths that I hear all day from patients. So the week of August 29th, I devoted The Egg Whisperer show to the nine myths about fertility that you should stop believing. If you hear these myths at social gatherings, you can now be a fertility myth buster too — it will help everyone.

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Fertility Doctor, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Egg Whisperer: www.eggwhisperer.com

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