Right above the grief and loss link, is the TTC forum. I couldn't help but check it out. My first impression was; these poor ladies really have to do all of these things to get pregnant?! These chics are crazy! Theres everything from temping every morning, using opk's, checking cervical mucus everyday, checking the position of your cervix, numerous of different supplements and things to drink! Crazy right? Well, I think I'm now one of the crazies! Now, I'm not doing all the things I listed but just a few. Its definitely a lot more than I've ever done to have a baby before. I started taking my temperature every morning and bought some opk's. I decided to do these since I just got off of my birth control, I won't know when I will ovulate. For Gabriel, I ovulated a week later than I thought I would but somehow we still got pregnant. I remember fussing at Matt because he was too tired one night and I thought that was my fertile time. He made fun of me a few weeks later when I found out I was pregnant for it. Its actually kind of fun and interesting to know what and why my body does these things every month. I probably have read way to much stuff lately about conceiving.
Who knew the vagina was such a hostile environment? For most of the month the pH and cervical mucus actually are meant to kill sperm! You get only a small window of a few days where everything is sperm friendly. Its a miracle anyone gets pregnant, I tell you!
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