Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Futile Tips from Fertile People

For today's post, I decided to come up with a list of some of the things people have said to us since we started experiencing infertility. This is not a complete list, but we thought you'd enjoy the following Futile Tips from Fertile People:


  • "You guys need to just relax. You guys should go on vacation. I bet you would get pregnant on vacation." (I'd have had 10 kids by now if that were true)
  • "There are some really special positions you should try..." (Someone from my church gave me that nuget of wisdom. I promptly vomited in my mouth)
  • "Do you kids know there are some days that are just better than others to try?"
  • "What about your body temperature? They sell those neat kits that tell you when you are ovulating. You should try that."
  • "Dude, your boys need to breathe. Just wear loose underwear." (Stellar pearl of wisdom right there.)
  • "It will happen. Just be patient." (Go fly a kite.)
  • "Have you prayed about this? You should." (Only every hour of every day.)
  • "Do a handstand after sex." (Again, vomit in my mouth)
  • "You should think about adoption. Do you know how many people I know who have gotten pregnant after adoption!"
  • "You guys are so young; you have time!"


  • "You should just take one of my kids. They drive me crazy!" 
  • "My husband just looks at me and I get pregnant."
  • "Are you two just career people? You don't want any kids?" 
  • "It didn't happen for us on the first try. It took three months." (This is when I mentally poke their eyes out with the nearest writing utensil)
  • "You've been married for five years? Geesh. You know, your eggs aren't getting any younger." (Thanks, Genius). 

I know you think we've made these up. I wish we had.

1 comment:

  1. I laughed my entire way through this list. I've heard most of them myself!