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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.


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?