The absolute worst part about trying to get pregnant is the dreaded Two Week Wait between when you ovulate and when you should get your period. You can technically take a pregnancy test about 10 days after ovulation, but it only becomes dependable the day of your missed period.
But you're still waiting to find out. Especially if you've gone through a fertility treatment (like I just did), and you need to do something to kill the time and not think about whether you're pregnant or not. Here are 100 things to take your mind off the time.
Everyone tells you that if you "just stop trying" that pregnancy will just happen. I'm here to tell you that, if you say that to a couple who is TTC, they will have to avoid punching you.
That being said, trying to get pregnant for two years is exhausting. And sometimes, you just need a break. We need one right now.
Today, I have a hysterosalpingography which, aside from being hard to spell, is also hard to pronounce. When you get an HSG, a doctor of radiology injects a radiation-sensitive into your uterus and fallopian tubes and then takes a picture. It's supposed to show whether there are blockages in your reproductive organs. Women's experiences with HSG vary greatly, so I thought I'd write about mine on the day of.We'll talk about why you need an HSG, when you should have one, and what preparations you should take. Then, right after the procedure, I'll tell you all about my experience with it!
I was raised in the Southern Baptist church where all things are divinely intended at all times. The slogan of my home church could have been "God doesn't make mistakes." No pregnancy is an accident, and if you can't have a child, it's because God has said, "Not yet."
Faith would be so easy if it were just people who want babies not having them.
Parents torturing, threatening, and killing their children grace the headlines on a regular basis, and it just seems unfair that these terrible people have been blessed with so many children that they then abuse when we want to love just one (maybe two).
As a couple who is trying to conceive, it sometimes feels as if all we are ever told is to "wait a little longer."
Though it's absolutely fair for us to have to wait a little, it becomes exhausting after a while.
I've never been a patient person. I'm certain my parents would tell anyone who would listen that I have never been able to wait for anything. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that 21 months (as of right now) waiting to get pregnant is a special kind of torture for me.