Should you lift up your legs after sexual intercourse in order to increase the chances for a fertilization? Is there a way to actively influence the gender of your unborn child? And does frequent sex reduce sperm quality? Our medical directors Prof. Dr. Heinz Strohmer and Prof. Dr. Andreas Obruca clear up all the famous fertility myths and offer helpful tips in order to improve fertility.
“Certain positions speed up achieving pregnancy.”
There are no relevant studies on this myth. However our experience with IVF treatments has shown that a certain position or bed rest after the embryo transfer does not improve pregnancy rates. It may be true that the transfer of an embryo is not comparable with the sperm cells in the uterus after sexual intercourse. Still our observations show that sometimes the most plausible tips often do not play an important role in the nature of becoming pregnant. But: One thing is certain for sure: the cigarette after sex reduces the chances of achieving pregnancy and reduces fertility!