MYTHS ABOUT A CHILDLESS COUPLE
Myth 1 - Infertility is the same as sterility, and it’s rather rare.
Myth 2 - Women are having babies well into their forties, so it is probably safe to delay
Myth 3 - Infertility is mostly a woman’s problem.
Myth 4 - Standing on your head after intercourse will improve your odds of conceiving.
Myth 5 - At least infertile couples are “having fun trying.”
Myth 6 - Infertility is caused by the need to relax
(“Just relax and you will fall pregnant immediately.”)
Myth 7 - A woman must have an orgasm to conceive.
Myth 8 - Adoption cures infertility (“Just adopt and you’ll get pregnant.”)
Myth 9 - It must be the woman in that couple who has the problem.
That’s why they don’t have children.
Myth 10 - Most infertile couples seek high-tech medical treatment.
Myth 11 - Infertility is a curse from God (“You must have committed an unforgiveable sin and God
is now punishing you by keeping you barren.”)
Myth 12 - Doctors take huge risks with embryos in high-tech programs, making these options
Myth 13 - Involvement in progressive issues that are stress-related are keeping your barren
(“Maybe if you stop studying, then you will fall pregnant.”)
Myth 14 - Infertility is assumed if pregnancy has not occurred after many years.
Myth 15 - Irregular cycles are assumed to be potentially problematic.
Myth 16 - The Lord generally answers people’s prayers almost immediately. If a couple’s prayer
with regards to children is not being answered, God must be really angry with them for
Myth 17 - If a couple are not falling pregnant, the man must be shooting blanks.
Myth 18 - God does forgive sins, but the sins of the infertile person are unforgiveable.
Myth 19 - Fertility drugs cause cancer. Therefore don’t even consider doing fertility treatment.
Myth 20 - Doing fertility treatment means interfering with God’s business. Don’t play God. If you
are not falling pregnant, God does not want you to have children.
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