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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Tried Getting Pregnant

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Maybe I was naïve, but I thought getting pregnant was as simple as having unprotected sex, and I’d be a mom in nine months flat. We spent years trying to prevent pregnancy, waiting until we were ready and having panic attacks if my period was late. So naturally, once we stopped preventing -- boom! --... read more

Obsessive Worrying While Trying to Get Pregnant

Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
Photo: Shutterstock / The Bump
When there's something that you're looking forward to and desire, you just naturally think about it. You can't help it. Pregnancy is no exception. For me at least, when you're trying to get pregnant, it's on your mind all.the.time. It's like hoping that Christmas will be coming, but not being certain exactly when it... read more

Trying to Conceive: Why I Love Charting

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I love charting! You know, the process of taking your temperature every morning with a body basal thermometer in order to help pinpoint if and when you're ovulating. I've been a charter for almost three years -- since January 2010 when my then-fiance and I decided to use it to prevent pregnancy.... read more