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Women have been giving birth for millions of years, yet myths about their fertility still abound. Some of it’s legend, some distorted science, and some plain nonsense.

MYTH 1: IT’S EASY TO GET PREGNANT

Though many women get pregnant without difficulty, it’s not as easy as you might think. More than 50 percent of women trying to have a baby get pregnant within six months. But it’s common for couples to try for a year to 18 months before they conceive. Try not to stress out about it – there’s evidence to show that relaxing helps!

If you’ve tried all our tips and it still hasn’t worked out for you, you might want to do a fertility test and seek medical help. It’s easier, quicker and cheaper to test the man’s fertility compared to a woman’s – so best to start with the man.

MYTH 2: FERTILITY PROBLEMS BEGIN AT 35

There’s a lingering myth that women’s fertility problems begin in her mid-thirties. However, according to a report in the journal Human Reproduction, female fertility actually begins to decline at age 27. This doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant – it just might take a few more months of trying. After 35, your chances of getting pregnant go down.

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