I remember the day like it was yesterday. We have all been there, having the first talk about “trying”, getting off birth control and hoping for a baby soon. My husband and I had “the talk” in 2011, I immediately got off birth control and couldn’t wait to hold my child in my arms. However, God had other plans.
In the beginning, trying was fun! We tried as often as possible, in an every position and every where we could. After every “session” I would swear, this time it was going to work. Months and months passed… but to no avail, AF would always show up, we decided to do some ovulation testing. Gosh, I should have bought stock in ovulation tests!!! (Anyway, I got off subject!) So we started ovulation testing and the trying was NOT so much fun! It was scheduled, 3 days in a row, hips up for 20 minutes, no stress, no caffeine, etc.
I mean, how can you not be stressed when you have been trying for months, having sex on the most fertile days and nothing…nada.
After months of trying, I had my annual gyno appointment. I remember crying, like there was no tomorrow, with my doctor (she was crying too..her story another time!). She told me to try the basal temperature testing. Um…what the heck is that?! Didn’t they use that method, like decades ago. But I was willing to try anything.
So we moved to basal temperature testing! How many of us have done this? I had my chart, I printed one here, I bought the best thermometer and started taking my temperature. However, many mornings, I would jump out of bed running late to work and then remember, oh yeah, I need to take my temperature, jump back in and try. This happened more times than not! So this method didn’t work for me. I tried this for a few months. And again, AF would rear her ugly head!
Finally, after a year of trying and all negative tests, it became time for the (difficult) talk. This is “the other talk” you have with your husband or significant other, FERTILITY treatment. This is a talk you never plan to have… After one more convo with my gynecologist, she confirmed my fears. After lots of crying, praying and screaming, I make our first appointment. Check back to hear about our first experience!