Math and Infertility?

Have you ever wondered what your exact odds of conceiving are in any given month?  Yes?  No?  Don’t care?  Well, for those of you who like numbers and statistics, researchers in the UK have devised a mathematical formula that predicts a woman’s odds of conception based upon her age and the length of time she’s…

What’s the Magic Code?

Starting the “trying to conceive” journey is a lot like traveling in a foreign land.  And why?  Because it is complete with a whole new language.   Seriously!  It is!  Because it’s a place where DH doesn’t mean designated hitter and MC is no longer referring to the famous rapper commonly known as MC Hammer…

There Must Be Something in the Water

While standing around the water cooler you over hear a conversation between a group of your colleagues and it goes a little something like this: Colleague #1:  Did you hear Gretchen is now pregnant? Colleague #2: No I didn’t, but I did hear Tom’s wife is expecting twins! Colleague #1:  Didn’t they just get married…

Your Church Sign Said What?

Do you ever feel like you sometimes just need a break from everything related to making a baby, wanting a baby, and thinking about a baby?  I’m feeling that way today and I’m not particularly in the mood to think infertile thoughts.  Therefore on this Monday morning, instead of poking fun and making jabs at…

25 Signs You Are Trying to Conceive (Part Two)

1.  Everyone in the house knows what the “plastic cup” is for and they dare not touch it. 2.  When your http:// window auto completes fertilityfriend or any other fertility website as soon as you type “www.” 3.  When it feels so wrong to pee in the toilet and just pee–it’s almost as if you…

25 Signs You Are Trying to Conceive (Part One)

Laughing Your Way through Infertility:  1. When someone says they are “temping” and you don’t even consider they are talking about a part-time job. 2. On any given night there are more pillows under your tush than under your head. 3. When you have promised yourself that “this month you are not going to stress…

The Eleven Commandments of Trying to Conceive

Laughing Your Way through Infertility:  I.  Thou shalt not treat thy home pregnancy tests with disrespect.  A used negative test shall remain in a peaceful resting place in thy trash can.  Furthermore, a line doeseth not count if thou drew on it with a felt tip pen.  A home pregnancy test shall also not be…