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Fertility Experts Debunk 19 Myths About Getting Pregnant | Debunked


Fertility specialist Cindy Duke and reproductive urologist Sriram Eleswarapu join us to debunk 19 myths about getting pregnant. They talk about how IVF isn’t guaranteed to work, how stress does not cause pregnancy loss, and best practices if you’re experiencing erectile dysfunction. Did you know there are ways to improve your sperm quality? Duke and Eleswarapu dive deep into these myths and more on this episode of “Debunked.”

Duke is the founder, medical director, and lab director of the Nevada Fertility Institute in Las Vegas, as well as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine. Read more about her work here: https://drcindyduke.com/about/

Eleswarapu is a physician-scientist affiliated with the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. Read more about his work here: https://www.uclahealth.org/sriram-eleswarapu

00:00 Intro
00:49 Tight underwear is bad for sperm count.
1:34 Sex position matters.
1:53 Putting your legs up after sex can increase your chance of pregnancy.
2:16 IVF guarantees pregnancy.
3:12 Stress causes miscarriages.
5:24 Freezing your eggs guarantees you can have kids later.
6:27 Peeing or showering after sex will lower your chance of pregnancy.
7:04 Sperm quality doesn’t decline with age.
7:58 It’s impossible to get pregnant after 35.
9:14 The best way to get pregnant is to have sex every day.
11:09 You are most fertile 14 days after your period starts.
11:46 You can never have children after a vasectomy.
12:21 Eating pineapple increases fertility.
13:14 You can’t have children if you are unable to ejaculate.
14:10 You can’t get pregnant right after stopping birth control.
15:04 If you’ve already had children then you’ll always be fertile.
15:50 Irregular period cycles are a sign of infertility.
16:29 Taking prenatal vitamins will increase fertility.
17:58 You should try for over a year before seeing a specialist.

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