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8 Common Fertility Myths Busted

Get the Facts About Fertility

Get the Facts About Fertility

If you’ve been trying to conceive for any length of time, it can be overwhelming. The truth is, conception is not a simple process — it can take up to a year for a healthy woman to get pregnant. For most couples without any fertility problems, patience and persistence are the keys to making a baby. Still, many rumors persist about what can hurt — or improve — your odds of conceiving. Does exercise lower fertility? What about stress? We see if there’s any truth to 8 common fertility myths.

By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Published June 26, 2012. Nicole is a Washington, DC-based nutrition communications professional, writer, and health and wellness educator. She blogs about holistic health at