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Infertility Prayer: Day before Menstrual Cycle

Dear Lord,

Give me the grace to accept what I can’t change. Give me the courage to keep trying, even when I can’t see any reason to continue. Help me be at peace where I am, in this place. Let my eyes look ahead. Grant me faith to continue this journey. Give me rays of hope. God, I need a miracle.

If you are struggling with infertility, feel free to take this prayer, adapt it to your own.

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Infertility Prayer: 2 Week Wait

The Two Week Wait

I am right smack in the middle of the dreaded two week wait. This morning I woke up with a song in my head, not unusual for me. I know a lot of songs, mostly love songs. Lol What was out of the ordinary was the particular song I was singing.

My 96 1/2 grandmother died in January. She was a bird, and my hero. Often she would break out singing old hymns. This particular song was one of her favorites.

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Infertility Prayer

“It’s me, it’s me oh Lord. Standing in the need of prayer. It’s me, it’s me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer.

Not my mother, not my sister, it’s me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer. It’s me, it’s me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer.”

If that doesn’t represent what I’m feeling in the two week wait, I don’t know what does. Trying to conceive can be difficult. And I often wonder, “Where are you God.” This song just sums it up. It’s me, God. Just waiting to get pregnant.

What is your infertility prayer during the two week wait?

TTC Pitfalls

If you are like most women, when you first decide that you want to get pregnant, you are excited, bubbling with excess energy that in many ways pushes you to think ahead to all the things that come with babies.

Baby Showers, cribs, baby names, diapers, pregnancy-the list could go on and on. Then you make it through the first couple of months and start wondering when it is going to happen. Did I mention the little fact that as soon as you get the go ahead to try, you’ve already begun searching the net; looking for any information out there?

Does this sound familiar?

Thought so. Yes, trying to conceive does come with its pitfalls, or obsessions I should say.

Think Positive

As with any challenge, keeping your eye on the goal is my first little piece of advice-yes, even if you have to remind yourselves fifty times a day. It is worth it! Repeat this as many times as needed. No matter what little phrase you need, find one, it will help. Of course, it does need to be uplifting.

Let yourself Cry

Tears. What are those little pesky things that tend to pop up? Yes, those who are TTC are familiar with the fact that crying comes with the business. Around every cycle, there are always those few days that it is inevitable to sniffle once or twice. That is, unless you got your BFP (Big Fat Positive!)

If so, you can stop reading and start telling us how you did it.

Make your List

That’s right, make that list. What list you ask? You need to decide how you are going to change your life. Yep, it is inevitable, might as well start right from the start. No caffeine, lots of veggies, vitamins, exercise, water, no smoking… the list could go on and on. For each of us, what we need to do to make our life pregnancy ready is different. The key is finding those things that will help your body and making the changes.

Failure

I hate this word but with it comes success. We all will have months that are Positive, but if we can accept this, it will make the journey much easier. So accept the fact that it may not happen overnight. If it does, you are a success story. Enjoy the process, every step, every cycle.

Crazy Infertility Story #1

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done trying to get pregnant?

For me, I have several crazy infertility stories. Actually, I have many. But for now, let’s start with one story.

Today, I was driving and one of my infertility stories popped I my head. Yes, I hold no limits when trying to conceive. I will try just about anything.

Let’s start off by saying, I’ve done a lot of crazy things as I’ve tried to get pregnant. Some are so funny I don’t even know if I can post. Maybe one day…

I’m a little crazy. Yes, I’ve done tons of things in my quest to get pregnant. I’ve made my husband do crazy things. Am I crazy? Probably.

Infertility makes us do funny stuff.

Back to my crazy infertility story. So I found this website in my early quest to get pregnant. The woman on the website said she had helped hundreds of women get pregnant. She sounded like the real deal. Hundreds of women– That is amazing! At least, it sounded amazing.

Problem#1: There were NO reviews listed from those hundreds of women. Memo to ladies trying to get pregnant. If you are buying infertility products or remedies off of a website, make sure there are reviews from other women.

On with my infertility story.

I was so desperate. Have you ever been so desperate you would try anything, anything, for something to help you get pregnant?

I thought, if she said she could help me get pregnant, I was willing to pay the $89 she said it would cost. I was hopeful. I was encouraged. Maybe I too would get pregnant. Maybe it was finally my time.

I receive the package which should have everything I need to get pregnant.

Boy, was I wrong. Mind you, my cabinets was already full of herbs that help with fertility. I have a wide range of herbs for any one problem. So…. Whatever the mysterious infertility remedy was… It was going to be worth the money. I thought. Whatever the remedy was, it was so secret, she couldn’t post on the website. It had to be worth the money I just spent.

So… My infertility package arrived. Oh ladies, how wrong I was, that’s all I can say.

Inside the package was a big bottle of wheat germ and fish oil pills. That’s it. Nothing more.

No magical infertility remedy!!!!

As a bonus, there was a mini handkerchief meant to inspire those struggling with infertility. A handkerchief. I did not feel inspired.

Can I say “OH, boy.” I just spent $89 for fish oil pill & wheat germ pills. How foolish was I?

Now, wheat germ and fish oil are excellent to aid in fertility, but there was no magical infertility remedy in my box. No magic infertility cure.

After a few years of trying to conceive, I have realized that the woman was making a fortune without really helping women.

How could she know my infertility problems?

How could she send me a infertility cure without any information on my body, my history.. Simply put, I got duped.

The only conceivable way she had helper women is that their infertility problems could be fixed by taking fish oil or wheat germ. At least, that’s the only logical explanation I’ve come to…

“Oh boy.”What we do to try to get pregnant.

Moral of the story: Each woman struggles with different female issues. Know what infertility issues you have, because knowledge is power. The more you know, the easier it is to know which herbs can assist you in getting pregnant.

What’s your craziest infertility story?

Men’s Infertility Remedies: Top Tips to Help Men Be Fertile

Ten Tips to Help Men Be Fertile

The title almost sounds funny if you are just beginning your fertility journey. Why should men be fertile, or is there such a thing. The truth is that men and women both need to be fertile in order for you to become pregnant. It takes two, so we can all agree, we want our men to be fertile. If you’ve been doing all the work of getting your body fertile, slow down, because you aren’t alone. There are millions of men and women out there who are doing the same thing.It is important to work together with your spouse to make sure you are both fertile. The easiest way for the man to find out is by having his semen tested. Your doctor can recommend where to go. You can know almost within the day what his semen counts are. If he is fine, then you can focus totally on you. It is important to know every thing you can about your bodies, so this is really just another step in the process of conceiving.What is Infertility?

To start, let’s talk about infertility. Infertility occurs when you and your spouse have been trying to get pregnant for at least a year without success. For many couples, information can be important to discovering that they weren’t infertile; they just needed to learn more about their body, ovulation, and the steps top conceiving. Unfortunately, there are many who have been trying without success. My prayers go out to each of you.

Tips for Men to Stay Fertile

No Hot Tubs

It is a known fact that hot water can kill sperm. The best method is to refrain from really hot showers or baths. Nice cold showers are in your immediate future.

Protein

Protein can help grow healthy sperm. This is as good of an explanation for me to run out and get some protein shakes. *Wink* If your or your husband do not like protein drinks, just make sure to eat your daily supply of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Vitamins

Vitamins are vital to having healthy semen. Vitamins, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E can benefit the men’s sperm under high oxidative stress.

Reduce Alcohol intake

If this isn’t possible, just try to drink more water daily. Alcohol isn’t good for men or women trying to get pregnant. To be honest, if you are trying or thinking about getting pregnant, it is best to drink alcohol less or or not at all. What we put in our bodies matters! The more you start learning about your body and what is good and bad for it, the more you realize alcohol won’t help you in your efforts to get pregnant.

As same as with the female body, it is important that the male drink plenty of water throughout the month. Not only will water flush out the system, but it is healthy to drink,

Don’t wear Confining Underwear

To be blunt, no tighty-whities. The less confined, the more breathing room the male has to expand his possibilities for fertility. Go out and by some boxers for maximum results. *smile*

Exercise

Trying to conceive is one of the most important parts in our lives. The journey we begin to having a little baby is a priceless journey.

Sources:

Medicine Net