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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.