Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crazy Things We Do While Trying to Conceive

And the mad baby making dash begins again...

I finished my second round of Clomid three days ago. I am now officially on Ovulation Watch: Project Baby. Reproductively challenged women do a lot of things that seem unusual or down right crazy to the outside world during this phase of Project Baby.

Here are a few:

1) We pee on a special stick every day and spend about half an hour analyzing if the test line is as dark or darker than the control line.
2) We take our temperatures every day first thing in the morning. This has to be done before even getting out of the bed. Oddly, we get VERY happy when our temperature is elevated for three or more days.
3) We have crazy post-sex rituals. These can range from standing on our heads for an hour to using soft cups. I don't really want to explain what soft cups are or what they do. It is kind of like a diaphragm, but you use it after sex.
4) Not all of us do this one, but I know several who do. I do it myself. We talk to our uterus and ovaries. Hey, people swear that it works for growing plants.
5) We consume food that we don't like, some of which is considered inedible by other people. For example: green tea (it is disgusting) or pineapple core.
6) We take Mucinex every 12 hours even though we aren't sick. It improves the quality of cervical mucus. Gross, I know. But to us high quality cervical mucus is a sacred thing.

These are just a few examples of the crazy things we do while trying to get pregnant. We do all of this with the hope that this will be the month that we can say: "Project Baby, complete."


  1. i have been using the soft cup, this last cycle i thought well maybe the plastic harms the "swimmers" so i lined the cup with preseed, i only bd 2 x this cycle, like 3 and 4 days before o, not sure if it was the preseed lined cup or the negative attitude of its never gonna happen, but it happened, of course tho it ended in a tubal..following hcg back down now and getting back on the horse,

  2. I've wondered if the plastic in them caused problems. I think next cycle we won't use them. I'm very sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine how painful that loss must be.

    I'm glad you found my blog!