Paging Doctor Google

Laughing Your Way Through Infertility:  Paging Doctor Google

photoThe internet is both a terrible and wonderful tool in regards to finding information about anything, including infertility.  There is a lot of helpful information but also many scam websites that promise miracle infertility cures.  But like most people struggling to conceive, you spend most of your time behind the monitor asking Doctor Google about your possible pregnancy symptoms.  You spend countless hours googling questions like, ‘I have a fever during my two-week wait.  Is this a pregnancy symptom?’  and ‘I just peed four times, does that mean I’m pregnant?’ and ‘Will forcing my husband to eat walnuts improve our chances?’

If you find yourself googling strange fertility questions on the internet, you are not alone.  I repeat…YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  We all do it.  Chances are, you have probably googled one or all of the following searches in the privacy of your own house (or work cubicle).

-Doctor Google, If I re-pee on a pregnancy test, will that make it positive?

-Doctor Google, My right breast feels more swollen than my left, am I pregnant?

-Doctor Google, I am craving carrots.  Does this mean I am having pregnancy cravings?

-Doctor Google, My right leg is starting to go numb.  Is this a sign of ovulation?

– Doctor Google, When I stood up, I got dizzy.  Is this a sign of pregnancy?

– Doctor Google, How early does implantation start and what color should it be?

– Doctor Google, I felt three twinges on my left side.  Am I pregnant?

– Doctor Google, I just took a pregnant test but it was negative.  What are the chances it could be positive?

-Doctor Google, My pee is cloudy.  Could this be an early pregnancy symptom?

-Doctor Google, Is yawning a pregnancy symptom?

Be warned.  Google might respond and say, ‘stop googling your possible pregnancy symptoms, you crazy lady!  I have no idea if you are pregnant or not!’ hehe!  I’ll admit,  I have been that ‘crazy lady’ and wasted countless hours researching every twinge, dizzy spell, and craving during the two-week wait.  What are some symptoms you have googled?  Please leave me a comment and let’s laugh through our infertility together.


 

Thank you for reading this edition of “Laughing Your Way through Infertility” and if you need some additional humor or missed the last post, “Are You a Toilet Paper Examiner?” then you can find it by clicking here.

As always, I hope you have a great week and don’t forget to find time to laugh and enjoy the journey while you are on the path to reaching your destination. 

XOXO

~Some of this was taken from 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility
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39 thoughts on “Paging Doctor Google

  1. I’ve actually made my husband eat walnuts….I read a study that it improved counts if eaten over a long period of time so I measured them out and put them in his lunch for months. I am insane.

    And thinking I should buy some walnuts.

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  2. A few of mine are:
    I’m having headaches, is that a possible symptom?
    What are my chances of a positive at 9dpo?
    Weight gain, is it a possible symptom of early pregnancy?
    Lower back is sore, is it a possible symptom of early pregnancy.
    Every month I searched these I ended up not prego. Lol

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  3. Yes!!! It is a joke around our house that EVERYTHING is a pregnancy system. I’ll sneeze and Andrew will say oh my goodness I bet you are pregnant. HAHA!

    Thank you for doing these posts. We all need some humor during this infertility journey. Thank you for being brave enough to be honest about our craziness.

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  4. I’ve done really well not googling things the last few months but the first couple of months I googled: implantation bleeding (of course it was AF early), aversion to smells (pregnancy or not some things just smell bad and make me gag apparently), what is the earliest day I can test, how early can you be nauseous during pregnancy (just the flu). I’ve come to realize there are tons of things that have similar symptoms but that doesn’t stop me from being hopeful.

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  5. my favorite Dr Google questions:
    7dpo BFN, then BFP
    8dpo BFN, then BFP
    9dpo BFN, then BFP
    10dpo BFN, then BFP

    and so on and so forth until I get AF…. lol 🙂

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  6. I have googled “headaches and pregnancy” (nope, just needed a tylenol and a nap.) And I think every girl ttc has googled the whole “implantation vs AF” and “DPO BFP.” The fact that I use the acronyms mean I spend way too much time looking this junk up!

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  7. Omgosh…I am so guilty of this. LOL. I have googled everything from headache, to breast tenderness, to exccess saliva…and I swear, the more I want to be pregnant, the more I experience these “symptoms” while waiting to get my BFN! I’ve learned to stay clear away from google when it comes to your health. LOL.

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  8. Every month I always look up implantation bleeding…and it always turns out it is AF’s impending arrival. I am glad to know I am not alone in feeling crazy! Thanks for this post 🙂

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  9. OMGosh I am so guilty of all of these. If I was to see a random commercial of a pregnancy test or prenatal vitamin I would think it was a sign that I was pregnant. Or when someone says “oh you’re glowing.” I haven’t googled in a while but during specific holidays I would go to Pinterest to look up ways to say I was pregnant for that particular occasion but I was never pregnant. One day we will be though.

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  10. oh boy! I think i’ve done so many of these its so hilarious! definitely a hot one for me is spotting before period arrives is it implantation bleeding…..i swear I forget I’ve done this before! It’s like every 2 week wait something else ‘could be a sign’!!! Ahhh the never ending cycle!

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  11. Ahhh…reading your comic section posts is turning my evening around. Thank you!! I googled “is yawning a pregnancy symptom?” today….thinking it was probably more a symptom of being bored at work.

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