This post is dedicated to my fellow infertiles, as it is the first in a series of posts that will serve as a useful primer for what you can do to get pregnant THIS MONTH (or worst case scenario within 3 months). Some of these tips are helpful advice I’ve received over the years from people I know (eg.”I tried to get pregnant for two whole months, and on the third month I did [fill in the blanks] and got pregnant that very month!”), while others I’ve learned through all the reading I’ve done (in this case, the success stories tend to be more impressive – women who tried for years and had multiple unsuccessful procedures before finally conceiving because of [fill in the blanks]).
I was going to give away all of these helpful hints and tips right in this post, but then realized that:
a) This would make this post super long; and
b) This post would therefore take forever to write and never be publishsed.
So instead I’m going to string you along and list each tip in a future post.
Just so I don’t come across as a bitter, jaded person in this series of posts (which I’m not most days :)), I should insert a qualification that I genuinely believe many of these things (alone or in combination) can have a positive impact on your chances and outcomes. The healthier you are, the better environment your body will provide for a growing baby. I’m a believer; you don’t have to sell me on that. What I find frustrating though, is that at the end of the day, all of these things (alone and in combination) have not been enough. No matter what I try, the end result is always the same – not pregnant.
If you have been trying to conceive for any amount of time, regardless of how you got here, I know that you can relate.