I’ve mentioned on here before that my husband and I are ready to try again to have a baby. However I don’t want to get so caught up in the thoughts of trying to conceive that I stress myself out and miss out on everyday life.
If you do an online search for “trying to conceive” you all find thousands of sites with information for those who are trying to get pregnant. I have looked at several of these sites before and there are many online forums where women post about their adventures and struggles in trying to conceive.
Currently I use an app on my Iphone that keeps track of my menstrual cycle. It will alert me a couple of days before my period is expected and a couple of days before my “fertile window” as its called. There are other apps out there that I can use to increase my chances of getting pregnant and there are websites with tips and tricks but I try to stay away from all of those.
Why, you might ask? I have seen so many women who have struggled for years to get pregnant. They want a child so bad that their whole world becomes consumed with the the thoughts of conceiving. Every action they take, every time they are intimate with their husband they are focused solely on conceiving, and each month they are heartbroken when Aunt Flo shows up.
I don’t want to be that woman. Don’t get me wrong, I want a child, really bad, but I also know I have a life to lead in the meantime. I hope that doesn’t sound cold hearted but I really think if I sit back, enjoy the ride (no sexual innuendo intended there) and let what happens happen then we will all be much happier. I want to enjoy my life, enjoy my time and my intimate times with my husband without every thought being “Am I going to get pregnant this month”.
So for now, I am staying away from those websites and message boards and iPhone apps. I’m just going to relax and let Mother Nature do her thing.