Laughing Your Way Through Infertility: Paging Doctor Google
The 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.