For our first week of Parent Talk, we’re exploring the good, the bad and the ugly of trying to conceive.
We all know trying for a baby isn’t always a joying time full of sex and positive pregnancy tests. An average lady will conceive after one year and 98% after two years of trying. That’s a long time to wait for a baby. Others aren’t so lucky and could have fertility problems. Hormonal, physical and reproductive disorders affect 1 in 7 people in the UK. So it’s more common than you might think.
“Hubby getting some action on a more regular basis and not having to wear a condom!!” Victoria, Lylarose.com
“IVF, honestly! Two weeks and you know you’re either pregnant or not. Least stressful option in the end. I am blessed as it worked first time for us and we have an amazing Boy now who is the best thing that ever happened to me.” Helen, Welshmumwriting.com
“The excitement of a new little member of the family” Gee, Geegardner.co.uk
“When that positive shows on a test. knowing that all the stress of ‘trying’ can now go away.” Claire, bumpsbabiestotsandteensmummydiaries.com
“The excitement it brings to the couple” Veronica, myparentingjourney.com
“Peeing on ovulation testings sticks constantly trying to figure out the best times.” Helen, Welshmumwriting.com
“The terrifying thought of pregnancy after a loss.” Gee, Geegardner.co.uk
“Your pregnancy tests still showing negative 2 weeks after your period is due. Then feeling terribly guilty for all the gin & tonics you drank while waiting for your period ‘because the test says I’m not pregnant!’. I learnt my lesson after that first pregnancy. It is incredibly unnerving to be one of the 0.01% of people who don’t show up on the stick.” Jean, allaboutamummy.co.uk
“As I got older the longer it took for me to fall pregnant. My first 2 sons were ‘surprises’ I didn’t even ‘Try’. My 3rd, 4th and 5th took between 2-6 months to conceive.” Claire, bumpsbabiestotsandteensmummydiaries.com
“The disappointment when after several tries it still fails” Veronica, myparentingjourney.com
“Clomid tablets to ensure ovulation… they made me nuts.” Helen, Welshmumwriting.com
“Not being able to conceive and having to go for an HSG test to check your ovaries are working. Ouch!! Katy, katykicker.com
“Peeing on your hand countless time when taking various ovulation and pregnancy tests” Https://www.geegardner.co.uk
“The frustration of getting to know your body, looking for signs of ovulation. Tracking mood changes, mucus consistency, physical signs such as ovulation pain, tiredness etc.” Claire, bumpsbabiestotsandteensmummydiaries.com
“The ugly crying when it shows positive.” Veronica, myparentingjourney.com
What are your experiences with trying to conceive?