Only those who have passed through a difficult period or delays before conception will truly understand what it feels like. Anyone outside this circle can only imagine,but imagination can never be as real as what actually happens in these peoples’ lives.
Those nights and days of anxiety.Those periods when all your thoughts are focused on what next and why.
Those periods of fantasies that eventually turn out to be unreal,and which you deliberately nurture just to make you feel good and sane.
All are experiences that ONLY the person who has been through it can explain.
Before you started trying to get pregnant, you probably assumed that making a baby would be as easy as rolling into bed with your sweetheart.
But, in truth, only a minority of couples will become pregnant on the first try — and many couples find it difficult to conceive (more than five million people of childbearing age in the US experience fertility problems, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.) the number in Africa isn’t little as you know.
That is a very staggering figure,isn’t it?
While trying and waiting,there is always a reason ,and the temptation to become overly anxious and sometimes agitated.And this can even affect your health and hamper what you are trying to achieve.
So here I have put down some actionable tips to help you stay calm and sane as you try.
They are some sincere tips I culled from Parents.com website and which i know would be of immense help to my readers who are in this phase.Please read and let me know what you feel in the comment box below.
Tip # 1: Know the facts. Learn the basics about ovulation and conception, and become familiar with your menstrual cycle (see our guide to pinpointing your fertile days).
This will help you properly time intercourse, and will give you some sense of control over the conception process.
Tip #2: Patience, patience. If you’re not getting pregnant right away, you’re not alone! It takes time, even for the healthiest couples.
Try not to obsess, which will only make the time pass more slowly. Focus on other things — your work, your hobbies, anything you enjoy. But you shouldn’t stay patient forever.
If you’re under 35 and have been trying conscientiously for 12 months, or if you’re 35 or older and have been trying for six months, then it’s time to see the doctor for a fertility evaluation.
Tip #3: Try innovations to keep the sparks flying. Let’s face it — few things are less sexy than taking your temperature and charting your periods.
So how do you sustain desire while sticking to a schedule? Use your imagination, and shake things up a bit! How about debuting new lingerie each month? Or setting the mood with different movies or music?
Try a change of scenery — make love in a different room, in a hotel, or even in a tent in the backyard. Try anything you can think of that’s appealing, fun, new.
The key is to avoid is a tense, do-or-die atmosphere. Whatever you can do to keep the mood light and loving, go for it!
Tip #4: Seek support. When you’re trying to get pregnant, it can sometimes seem as if the whole world already has a baby or is expecting one. That’s simply not true. There are scads of people who are trying, too — sharing your ups and downs with them can be very comforting (plus, a recent study indicated that couples who sought support had improved fertility rates!).
Get in touch with your friends who bring out the best in you and who are there to support you all the time.Avoid those who put you under pressure directly or indirectly.
Tip #5: Don’t be afraid to take time off. If the conception routine is taking a toll on you, your spouse, or your relationship, don’t be afraid to take a break for a while. Give the basal body temps a rest, put the ovulation kit on a high shelf, stop being a slave to the calendar. Relax and enjoy each other’s company. Have sex just for fun and pay no attention to cycle days. A few months like this can recharge your spirits and certainly won’t do any harm to your chances of conceiving.
Tip #6: Have some answers prepared for inquiring relatives and friends. One of the toughest challenges faced by couples trying to conceive is dealing with questions and “helpful” advice from their loved ones. When someone asks when you’re finally going to have kids, don’t feel obligated to delve into your situation if you don’t feel like it. Just smile and say, “As soon as I know, I’ll let you know!” If someone tells you, “It’s all in your head! Just stop worrying and you’ll get pregnant!” just say something like “Thanks for the advice,” and change the subject.
Tip #7: Indulge yourself. The quest for conception can be an emotional roller coaster, full of high hope, disappointments, and maddening stretches of waiting. So this is a time to be extra nice to yourself and your spouse.
That “monthly visitor” has just made its unwelcome appearance? Treat yourself to whatever makes you feel better — manicure, a chocolate milkshake, a martini (sure, we know that medical authorities advise against drinking alcohol while trying to conceive, but one time’s probably okay!).
Take yourselves out to dinner and the funniest, trashiest movie you can find.
Now could be the perfect time to book that trip you’ve always dreamed of — even if you’re on a budget, you could visit good friends or taken a weekend camping trip in some beautiful spot. The point is to pamper yourself — you deserve it!
Remember,in all you have to be happy and you alone can make yourself happy.Find happiness and treat yourself to the best of whatever you can afford.Do not make sex a routine else it could seriously affect your relationship which is going to have a very heavy impact on your health also.
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