When it comes to getting pregnant, everyone has their own idea
of how to make it happen quickly. We like to think we have more control over
the process than we actually do. I admit to seeking out ideas on how to get
pregnant easier and faster. We want to believe there's a magic formula to make
it happen when we want it to.
from how often to have sex to which position do it in, everyone has their own two cents
to share when they know you want to have a baby. Like with anything
personal, some advice is a little bit out there while some seem plausible.
Generally people are well intentioned, even if it is unsolicited. I’ve heard to elevate my hips during
sex, lay still afterwards and then put my legs up in the air (and other various position-related advice).
common advice seems to be to just relax and not think about it. Recently I read
something that said to put a wooden spoon under your bed and a pink bow under
your pillow in order to have a girl. It was the oddest conception advice I ever
heard of, until I asked my friends to share some of the craziest things they
heard while trying to conceive. Read on and laugh.
“Most of the professionals we dealt with were great, just
what you'd want, serious and sensitive. With the exception of the third doctor in the practice,
who was a dopey youngish man who gave me the worst most uncomfortable IUI ever
and then recommended 'the power of positive thinking'! OH I SHOULD
HAVE TRIED THAT INSTEAD OF HAVING MY HUSBANDS SPERM CENTRIFUGED AND PUT IN VIA
CANNULA THROUGH MY CERVIX.” - Amy H.
asked how we conceived our first child. I said 'while on vacation.' He then
suggested we may want to think about going on a vacation since it worked for
our first.” - Liz H.
“I was told
to use raw egg whites as lubricant. Then was told it would most definitely work
since our last name [has egg in it].” - Christal E.
friend's sister's cousin's aunt's therapist's dog walker was trying. As soon as
she just relaxed, it happened! So just relax and you'll get pregnant too!"
- Victoria S.