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Myths & Tips when trying to Conceive

Pamela Supple, Director of Sex Therapy Australia has debunked a few myths when it comes to conceiving... she also told Andrew and Claire what tricks work when trying to have a baby.

Debunking the myths that don’t work:

Tight boxer shorts – does it matter?

 If you are wearing tight pants, it warms up the testicles to much, sperm should be kept cooler.  However there is no research to suggest the tightness of boxer shorts or pants has an affect on conceiving.

Should The couple eat spicy food?

This is a myth, it is important to have a healthy diet. Include raw foods (e.g. raw almonds) and some meats. Keep away from alcohol, drugs and caffeine.

Standing on your head after sex – doesn’t work

What does work – what Pamela recommends

Sperm count is higher in the morning.

If you enjoy sex in the morning it’s a good time to have it (if you have time!)

Work with a gynaecologist and a naturopath. Try things including chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, astrological charts and the lunar cycle.

If you are having trouble conceiving, see your doctor, a gynaecologist and have the man’s sperm count checked.

Friday, July 22, 2011