Thursday, February 25, 2010

What I Need To Do To Get Pregnant

I had a great conversation with a friend last night that is also going through fertility treatments. Have any of you ever had friends, family or acquaintances tell you what you need to do to get pregnant? Well we both have! We got onto that subject and ended up laughing ourselves silly just talking about the ridiculous things people tell us to do. I do think these people mean well, but unless a person has struggled with infertility, there really is nothing that person should be telling me about how to get pregnant.

I can't just go drink a bottle of wine, get "busy" with my husband and get pregnant. I can't just stop thinking about "it" and "it" will happen. I can't just go away on a vacation and come back magically pregnant. I can't just keep trying for 15 years and then decide to adopt and bam, I'm pregnant (I don't have 15 years! ha). Maybe if I drink enough margaritas I'll get pregnant. Or better yet, if I just get drunk, that will work. I know...I just need to relax. But, the best one that someone said to my friend is this..."there seem to be a lot of women who do me.th that get pregnant." Seriously??? Start doing me.th so you can get pregnant?? Right...who cares if I can keep my job or house. I will have a baby. I might be living in a van down by the river, but by golly I will have a baby.

What are some of the silliest suggestions people have given you on what you can do to get pregnant?


9 comments:

Courtney said...

Here I was being silly by eating pineapple this week. I had no idea that I should have been doing meth instead! :-) What a whacko!

Jennifer said...
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DeniFay said...

Wow! Unbelieveable! I did have a mother of a child I was seeing for therapy tell me to just 'drank beer' and then she furthered that with, "I knew I was pregnit with ____ when I took a sip and vomiked". There you go, pregnancy diagnosis solved!

Patrish said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me some words of hope.

There can't be anything more annoying than hearing people give you silly advice on how to get pregnant. But that comment certainly tops them all!

BabyFeverBlog said...

I would hate, hate, hate when people would tell me "you just need to relax and you'll get pregnant"...umm not so much!! Someone also told me that we needed to go to church and we'll get pregnant...hmmm I didn't know that was a fertility requirement!

A said...

The lady who did my HIV/HEP blood test yesterday (a requirement to start ivf) told me that we just have to set it (trying to have kids) aside "out there" (with the hand motions towards the corner) for a while.

Really? All I have to do is put trying to have kids in time out in the corner?

Of course she was only trying to be encouraging. Like everyone who knows nothing!!

My MIL has told us just to relax- after all, hubby's cousin found out they were pg a week before their birthmom was due to give birth...

Sam said...

Yup, you better get busy doing meth. It might also help to sleep with Kevin Federline. ;)

Like Courtney, I heard a lot about pineapple. Also wheat grass shots. Afterwards, it was like belching a newly mowed lawn.

sienna said...

i haven't received many suggestions, but a friend who recently got pregnant did tell me that it was "hard for her too". apparently, they had to have sex every day for 3 months to get pregnant. "THAT" was hard work. AND, she said (after i told her we are seeing an RE bc we need the help of science), that if i want, she can put me in touch with 2 of her friends who didn't ovulate regularly. "EVEN THEY GOT PREGNANT" she said. girlfriend apparently has no clue. THAT is the easiest thing to fix!!

Baby Wanted said...

A girl once told me to cheat on my husband by having a one night stand and I will get pregnant because that is what happened to her! I'll pass!

 
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