Trying to Conceive Myths

Old Wives' Tales, Myths, and Superstitions about Trying to Conceive

In Conclusion
What's the lesson here? Since one thing we do know is that stress can impede conception, try not worry too much about things like planting bushes or rubbing bellies. Instead, eat nutritiously, take your prenatal vitamins, and enjoy yourself.

Just don't sweep under the bed.

Amy Shearn is the author of
How Far Is the Ocean From Here, a novel about a surrogate mother. For more information, visit


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