Are you and your partner trying to get pregnant? If you made the mistake of telling your family that you're officially trying, I'm sure everyone is giving you all sorts of advice on how it worked for them. Bustle says that some of the old wives' tales that you might be hearing could actually have some truth to them!

  • Propping your hips up after sex if you're trying to conceive can possibly assist in getting you pregnant. Gravity can help get those swimmers going in the right direction, and sometimes that's all the help that they may even need.
  • Reduce stress and definitely don't "try too hard" when it comes to conception. If you're stressing out about not being able to get pregnant, you may actually end up hurting your chances of conceiving... possibly by up to 30%!
  • Wearing tight underwear can actually lower the sperm count for men because it keeps their little swimmers too close to the body and therefore too warm to survive. Buy some boxer shorts!

If you think that you and your partner are doing all the right things in order to get pregnant, but you're still not finding success, talk to your doctor. They will definitely know more than any old wives' tales.

(via Bustle)