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10 Things I Hate About Trying To Conceive

By Devan McGuinness |

I am used to the whole “trying to conceive” journey. If I could have life the way that I wanted, I would be one of those people who just accidentally or easily became pregnant when open to the idea of it — not having to do much planning or worrying and not stressing about the specifics of trying to conceive.

That’s not the case for me; with our history, if we want to have a healthy pregnancy we have to be very careful and very diligent in our planning. Accidental or surprise pregnancies will nearly always end in miscarriage for us. This means full on trying to conceive plans — the basal body temping, doing the deed around ovulation, and watching for all early signs of pregnancy. I have to be on medication right after possible implantation, so it’s tricky for us.

I don’t want to sound like I am complaining too much because yes, I am very thankful that we’ve been able to get pregnant, stay pregnant and have our beautiful children — but it’s not all fun.  Click through to read the 10 things I hate about trying to make a baby:

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Why TTC Is Not All Fun

The Two Week Wait

That terrible LOOOONG time between ovulation and your test date (also called the luteal phase). It sucks and the anxieties and wonders run crazy during this time.
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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “10 Things I Hate About Trying To Conceive

  1. mrs.d says:

    Exactly how I feel. Exactly.

  2. Lauren says:

    Couldn’t have put it better myself! All of it!

  3. Ash says:

    I’ll tell you something to cure the “cost woes” with the pregnancy tests…I found like 25 test strips on Amazon for like $8!!! Do NOT waste your money on the expensive drugstore ones!

  4. MGM says:


  5. Kathryn says:

    All of those things…except replace temping and charting with OPKs and that’s exactly how I feel. So frustrating!! And then you have those friends who say you’re thinking about it too much…Umm, I don’t really have a choice!! Things people say sometimes….

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