I am currently waiting for my 26th cycle of TTC'ing to begin. There have been many challenges and emotions throughout this process. My loving and caring husband as helped me through each of them as I have helped him understand what is going on. BUT lately it seems that my feelings of desperation and complete failure are starting to reach the overwhelming point. How do you tackle these feelings and return the hopeful outlook that is necessary to keep trying? (On my profile page there is a complete history of my journey if you want more information)Answer Question
Answer by SassyDee01963 at 1:42 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by MiraclesDHappen at 1:52 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by MiraclesDHappen at 1:55 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by karamille at 1:55 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
It can be so difficult and each period can seem like a miscarriage. I just read this week on WebMD that stress and worry decreases fertility. So now you can blame yourself for that too:(
There are things you can do that will help. If you chart your temps every day it will help you understand your cycle and what's going on with your body. You will know when to expect your period (to the day). You will also know when you are pregnant. This is how we used to be able to tell we were pregnant before home pregnancy tests.
Learn at least one public and one private stress reduction technique. My public one is deep breathing and my private one is meditation. Practice these every day until you can get the relaxation response going easily. There are guided meditations online and on YouTube that can help.
Answer by Gailll at 1:56 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Read all you can about fertility so you make sure you are doing things right and you make informed decisions when you go to the doctor. There may be simple things you can do to get pregnant. The way I could get pregnant was to take the pill for a few months and then go off of it. I could then get pregnant right away. I didn't read your page so you may have already tried the simple things. I had 3 miscarriages but got pregnant soon after 2 of them with my second and third son.
Doctors don't know everything. I was told I would never get pregnant. I had 6 pregnancies and 3 births. Doctors recommended surgeries I didn't need.
It can be helpful to get a dog or cat, do volunteer work, get involved with hobbies, and do other things to fill your life.
Answer by Gailll at 2:04 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by wheresthewayout at 2:04 PM on Aug. 14, 2010