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Don’t you think schools should rethink what is covered in Sex Ed class? I hardly remember what was covered, but I know that A) It didn’t make a lasting impression and B) It wasn’t any of the important stuff. That could be part of the reason so many couples are in the dark about ovulation and conception when they’re ready to make a baby. In Sex Ed, our teachers were just concerned with keeping us from becoming pregnant, but nobody prepared us for what we should know and do when we are ready to become parents. As a couple, when you are ready to build a family, having those pregnancy tests continuously coming up negative is discouraging and even devastating. While you should certainly meet with an OBGYN or fertility doctor if you’re struggling to conceive, you should also know these myths about ovulation and conception.

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You only need to quit smoking during pregnancy

If you’re a smoker who is planning to have children, don’t wait until you’re pregnant to quit the habit or you may be waiting a long time. The chemicals in cigarettes can harm eggs during ovulation and make it difficult to conceive.

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