1.04.2010

Those Trying to Conceive Rituals

OK Let's face it....we all have them...those wonderful rituals for trying to conceive (and I'm not just talking about the horizontal mattress mambo). Superstitions...what you can do...what you can't do ....is all enough to drive this normally pretty sane (I said normally) chica over the edge.

It all starts with those wonderful stories of pregnancies near and far and the struggles that many others have faced. Everyone loves to share a good gossip story right?!?! Have you ever noticed that in those stories...there is always a superstition embedded....an "I got pregnant because..."statement. "I got pregnant after I started praying to St. Gerard (or St. Anne)"....."My sister in law became pregnant after she started to drink whole milk instead of 2%"....."My best friends sister's mother in law's cousin's wife got pregnant after she started to stand on her head for twenty minutes a day while eating a bagel with her foot" (Do not try this at home people!).....you see the point?!

I'll be the first to admit ....I am all about these superstitions....trying to figure out EXACTLY what it takes to be pregnant! Last month...I thought the whole "If I don't talk about it...it will happen" was my ticket! I barely said anything to anyone about my cycle....I didn't blog about it (with the exception to tell everyone I had no expectations on "our break")...Hell...most of our family barely knew we were trying. My sister's wedding was the perfect cover-up and distraction...and trust me ...it was welcomed! But as many of you already know...that "ttc ritual" didn't work....

One of the twitter gals (name pending....my memory is shot) stated when she became pregnant that she really felt the pineapple helped! I am in no way a doctor nor have I done any research about the issue but I jumped on board faster than a speeding bullet! I ate pineapple rings....drank pineapple juice....Trust me DOLE should be giving that lady royalties with the amount of pineapple products she has helped to sell! But alas....that didn't work either (well for me anyway).....

So this month...what will be my focus? losing weight and reading my St. Gerard prayer card every night before bed....(just in case he is listening).....

What are some of your TTC rituals? If I am not pregnant this month...I will surely need new ones in the future!!!

9 comments:

Francie said...

I know what you mean about trying not to talk or blog about it - I've been trying the same thing! My ritual basically involves taking Mucinex during the fertile window, putting my legs up on the wall after the deed, and drinking lots of green tea during the luteal phase. Nothing has worked so far though...

Kim said...

I have tried the "not speaking" about it- in fear of Jinxing myself. I have tried propping myself on all fours after (tiled uterus) to give the swimmers a chance. headstands too - positive envisioning, thinking, praying, taking B6 , EPO, Fertiltea, readings...so far, nothing.

Becca M said...

I have definitely changed my eating habits at home. Organic when possible and as close to nature as possible. VERY limited products with soy in them. No MSG, artificial sweetners or anything hydrogenated. Here's hoping that it all works:)

Hopeful Mama Hack said...

The only rituals I do are making sure I stay on my back after the deed for at least 30 minutes and taking FertilAid and FertilCM 3times a day.

I will be adding Circle+Bloom to that the start of my next cycle.

Jen @ After The Alter said...

OH the rituals...I am not sure what to do..I got pregnant on my first month trying by doing NOTHING! Just enjoying myself..then the miscarriage and now it's onto the 5th month trying with no success...I thought I believed that the rituals were just old wives tales..but what if I'm wrong? I can't lay with my legs up cause I'm prone to UTI's (need to pee immediately) I tried the mucinex...drank the grapefruit juice..but that's about it. What are you throughts on the fertile aide stuff??? the CM stuff too? Maybe I'll try that? For now I am trying to eat well..maybe it's been all the fatty foods I've been eating because I've been sad????

Pregnant Yuppy said...

Maybe next cycle I'll try doing everything "wrong". I'll drink lots of booze, not eat healthy, not use sperm-friendly lubricant, heck I may even run to the bathroom right afterwards! There's no limit to the craziness I can get myself into.

I figure that should work since doing everything "right" for 2 years hasn't helped.

mcbeth2914 said...

I have had 3 different conversations in the last 2 weeks about meditation...seeing the results. While you are sitting in the quiet imagine that your uterus is lined with velcro so that the little embryo guy can stick to it. It sounds crazy, but people really believe this stuff helps! Good luck this month!

Amaprincess said...

LOVE the suggestions ladies! I will definitely be doing the Velcro one this time =)

Holly said...

I have had so many rituals over the months *sigh*. This time it's Mucinex during fertile window, pre-seed, baby aspirin, pineapple in 2ww, instead cups, and the extra special new one is wearing my lucky shamrock tattoo. I have made a vow to the gods that if I get pg this month I will make the tattoo permanent once the baby is born.