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20 Common Fertility Myths Explained

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18. Taking Cough Syrup Will Help You Conceive
This idea has been around for years and the ingredient in cough syrup they’re talking about is called guaifenesin. The idea is since guaifenesin thins out your secretions in your chest when you have a cold, it will also thin your cervical mucous to help the sperm travel to the egg faster. Likewise in men, the concept is to thin the semen as well. While not harmful, there haven’t been any good studies done that prove it actually helps.