Sunday, December 18, 2005

The key to getting pregnant.... NOT!

I'm posting this while travelling on a highway at... well let's just say highway speeds. M just got Verizon broadband access, which basically lets you access the internet on your laptop wherever you get a cell phone signal. How cool is that?

What's not so cool - we're on our way home from a Christmas party. I knew that there would be one "Oops" pregnant woman there. I was hoping that she wouldn't have come, but no such luck. But it didn't stop there. Oh no. Not just one pregnant woman. Not two. Not even three. Four of them!!!

And THREE of them were 'accidental'. Two of the couples weren't even engaged when they got pregnant.

I was actually doing okay with all that. Until one of them started telling me about how the key to getting pregnant is obviously not to be trying. She has a coworker who was trying for three years, broke her wrist so couldn't work and decided to stop trying for a little while, and whammo - she got pregnant. And since three of the four women there who were pregnant hadn't been trying, that must be it.

Now why the fuck didn't I think of that?

16 comments:

Rebecca said...

Thank God she has discovered the cure for all of us uptight infertiles! What would we have done without her??

Seriously, I'm sorry you had to put up with the Idiotic Fertile and endure an evening full of big bellies. You deserve big points for going to the party knowing even one of them was going to be there!

Alex/Infertile Gourmet said...

What do we know..we have not gotten pregnant yet which makes us clueless on how to do so. Only they would be sagely enough to know because they have done it. Arghhhh. Sorry it sucks no?

Lori said...

Awesome - that will save a ton of money! If only I'd know that before I went to see Dr. Wonderful, I wouldn't have wasted my time. I take it I shouldn't worry about my crap tube then? Grrr....
And who runs around telling people whether they were trying or it was an accident? Unless this was a particularly close group, that's pretty personal info.
Sorry you had to put up with a fertile fest at the party.

thalia said...

Oh for heavens sake when will these stupid women give it up already and realise what life is like for someone who isn't them? Grr.

Nicole said...

Hey Nico,

You know it doesn't matter at *all* that my ovaries just don't work, and that I am post menopausal. I think that FSH level of 119 means absolutely NOTHING!

I expect if I just relax, and don't try, well then my ovaries will just spontaneously work again, and my FSH level will drop!! Riiiiiiight.

BTW, to answer your question from the blog comment you left, I was confused originally about the whole not needing my tubes but still needing an HSG. My Dr explained that if I had any compromised tubes (even though I don't need them to get pregnant) it would cause a problem for the integrity of the pregnancy. Whoda thunk? It's coming up tomorrow morning, and I think I will take like 4 prescription strength motrin, and pray I'm not one of those women who have a bad experience.

Molly said...

GAAAAAAH.

elle said...

Really, Nico, you're a smart woman. One would assume you'd have thought of that already! I mean, does it have to be spelled out for you? R-E-L-A-X! Because surely, when you aren't trying, you are very relaxed! Sheesh. ;)

Amanda said...

Too bad not all of us have 'incidental' sperm flying around all the time, huh? Then maybe we could stop 'trying'.

NCD said...

Is it truly possible that there are people out there that believe this stuff? Sometime people make me shake my head. Do they really believe that all the fertility clinics in the world, each with at least a 2 month wait, are just because of our mental state?!? Not because of severe male factor or unknown egg quality?

Could people be any more self-centered? So weird

fisher queen said...

I hope you slugged her. I really do. Smug fertile.

April said...

Slams head against the desk repeatedly.... Ack!

Ova Girl said...

Sadly there's no cure for Complete Stupidity. Apparantly even that potent cure-all "relax" doesn't replace missing brain cells.

Katie (WannaBeMom) said...

Oh yes. We've gotten that one a few times. It annoys to me no end. I also love when we get "straight" advice about having a baby, and I'm like "Hello? We're lesbians? We have no sperm source at the house!"

Liz said...

So that's what we had to do...why hadn't we thought of that. Sorry you had to deal with that.

NCD said...

Nico

Thanks for defending me. I am not exactly sure what Virginia meant, maybe she meant to be nice, but it was strange.

Nicole

pixi said...

Oops babies and assvice. What a nightmare. Please tell me the woman wasn't aware of your situation. Because if she was, then her behavior was beyond clueless. It was completely insensitive and moronic.

Ugh, can Christmas be over now, please???????