Friday, April 9, 2010

Lessons in Trying to Concieve

About 2 or 3 years ago, I did some research online about tracking my fertility signs and came across a truck load of valuable (though I didn't know it then) information. At first, it was overwhelming, to say the least. What was all of this temperature taking, cervical mucus observing, cervix checking, mumble jumble? I had no idea where the heck to begin.

I set out to the local drug store and bought a basal body temperature thermometer, and signed up with a free account on

It took a little time to get used to it, but I was well on my way a few months later. At first it didn't do much for me. I was tired of getting up at the same early time everyday to take my temperature, and found myself thinking about my ovulation even in my sleep.

Looking back on all of those beginning months now, I am thankful. I come into contact with soo many women my age, my friends and family, etc., who get pregnant with no problem at all, and when they talk about their cycle, their pregnancy, their becomes clear they really have no clue what they are talking about. It wouldn't have bothered me a few years ago, because I was the same as them. But now, I have a whole new appreciation for learning about my ovulation cycles. It has made me more in tune with my body and my individual cycle and everything that goes along with it. How can you regret something that puts you in such deep contact with the inner workings of your "womanly" parts? I love that I am so informed and know what to look for, and even more than that, I love that I am so educated and in tune with things that I know what to expect when to expect it, and there are no surprises or guessing when I do become pregnant again, because I took the time out to research and learn these valuable lessons.

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1 comment:

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

It's nice to "meet" another obsessive temper! lol I had no idea either about all of it until I started temping when I was TTCing. I wish I had known sooner without Google's help - maybe we would have gotten our BFP faster.