Unless you're a medical professional, it can be difficult to tell which information about infertility is true and which isn't. Add in the many myths about infertility floating around, and the truth becomes even more murky. Although some people may think they're offering helpful advise or encouragement to someone when they're trying to get pregnant, there are certain myths about infertility that do more harm than good. These are the particular myths than cause more than just confusion, but lead to hurt feelings, subtle shaming, and misdirection for conceiving.
As the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained, "pregnancy is the result of a process that has many steps." When one of these steps (from ovulation to fertilization) does not take place, no baby is made. The reasons for disruptions in the steps to becoming pregnant is a medical condition linked to the reproductive system of both males and females and has nothing to do with having a negative attitude or having sex a certain way. Struggling to conceive is emotionally difficult enough on it's own, the added weight of false information only makes matters worse. Be sure to avoid believing (or passing on) these myths about infertility that create more harm than help.