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04/01/2014 at 17:16
I'm new here so thought I would post and introduce myself, also wanted to see if there is anyone else who is stressing like I am!
Been married since 2012 and the OH and I decided to start TTC for the first time last month, began quite late on in my cycle (day 18) so fairly sure that nothing will happen (although I have no idea what day I actually ovulate on)-AF is due this coming Tuesday, weirdly I haven't had the usual PMS symptoms as I normally would such as really sore breasts and terribly painful wind (waaaay too much info I know but what is that all about?!), however I haven't had any other symptoms either so I'm thinking it's probably just a one off anomaly
Now I know this is going to sound ridiculous especially as this month is basically the first proper month of trying, but is anyone else overly worried about not being able to concieve? I have gone from being a painfully pragmatic logical person to someone who is consumed with fear about not getting pregnant! And yes I realise how daft this is especially when there are people on here who have been trying for years. So I find myself online, searching for weird and wonderful conditions that could cause infertility, taking my temperature in the morning, and I've even forked out for one of those clear blue fertility monitors. Talk about taking the magic out of it!
This is unfortunately not helped by being in the medical profession-I see newborn babies every single day as part of my job and also hear tales of infertility, so I'm kind of hyper aware anyway plus I have a number of friends who have required fertility treatment. Despite this I'm only 29, cycles as regular as clockwork, don't smoke, healthy weight, gym every day blah blah blah the usual stuff, my mum tells me she fell straight away with both me and my sibling so the logic part of my head states it should be a doddle getting that bfp
Would be great to know that I'm not the only mad women out there!
Thanks for reading
04/01/2014 at 19:35
You're definitely not the only worrier - it's all worrying! It's almost impossible not to think about it, either!
It's really true that worrying less makes things more likely to happen, definitely step away from Google, hun!
05/01/2014 at 01:40
No your not alone, I worried about that too, Everyone around me is getting pregnant which makes me worry even more what if i'm the only one who can't. Google is both a good and bad thing can drive you crazy.Just have to try and take it one day at a time. Fingers crossed for you
06/01/2014 at 20:19
Thanks ladies! Def trying to stay away from google. . . .
Find it quite funny that I've spent so many years trying NOT to get pregnant-im sure many of us feel like that! So yeh, I'm going to try not to worry and am going to carry on as normal, fingers crossed!
06/01/2014 at 20:58
Oh yes - I can't believe it's not easier considering the amount of avoiding pregnancy we all did when we were younger!
06/01/2014 at 22:32
07/01/2014 at 19:49
This time last week I had convinced myself I had something wrong with my thyroid all because of google. . . . memo to self: step away from the computer!
Weirdly af is now a day late which is very very unusual. . hadn't had any pms symptoms as I normally would but then last night started getting super sore boobs and some slight cramps but much less so than I usually get with af, whenever I've gone to the loo thinking there will be something there there's nothing, pretty sure my mind/body is playing tricks on me because I'm convinced we stopped using protection too late last month for there to be a chance of anything happening, I did a test last week which was bfn but may do another one at the weekend if af doesn't appear
We shall see!
07/01/2014 at 20:12
Oooh u never know u might have just caught it! I didn't start ovulating till days 20-24 when we started ttc. Good luck hope the witch doesn't show! X
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