When people are having difficulty conceiving, they often resort to seeking advice from a host of sources for more information. Sometimes these provide credible information and sometimes they just result in confusion and misconception about infertility.
Below, I have provided the facts about some of the top myths I often hear.
That every woman ovulates on day 14 of her cycle: MYTH
The reality is that ovulation (when the egg is released from the ovary) is individual and dependent on how long the menstrual cycle is and will not always be on day 14.
For example, a woman may not ovulate until day 21 if she has a 35 day cycle.
Timing of ovulation is critical to successfully conceiving. The general rule is ovulation usually occurs about two weeks before your period starts. Count back 14 days from the beginning of your period; this would be your approximate day of ovulation.