The man’s guide to anything and everything in the infertility universe

August 26th, 2010

“How to make love to a plastic cup” has to be the best book on infertility ever!

A Guy's Guide To Infertility

Greg Wolfe went through four cycles of IVF on his rocky journey to fatherhood—and now, with profound sympathy and side-splitting humor, he lays it all out for guys on similar baby-making quests.

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup is not your typical nuts and bolts (no pun intended) medical guide but a helpful handbook designed specifically with the male partner in mind, with answers to his most pressing questions about the infertility process, including:

* Why are boxers better than briefs?
* How can hamsters help determine what’s wrong with my sperm?
* My wife’s already moody enough—why am I injecting her with even more hormones?
* Is it necessary for me to fill the whole cup at the fertility clinic?

From understanding a woman’s cycle to “porn etiquette” at the clinic, How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup has everything a man needs to know to get the job done!

All Men and Women With Infertility Issues Have To Read This

Not only is this a great “guy’s guide” to infertility from a males point of view, but I think it should be a mandatory read for women too.

So often when it comes to infertility everything is aimed at what women are going through and this is a good way for the girls to get a better understanding of what her partner is feeling and experiencing!

Review:
“Who knew?  A book about the challenges of infertility that is so funny that at times it’s an actual page-turner!… A work that will undoubtedly make the journey to parenthood that much easier, if not downright funnier, for scores of couples lucky enough to have discovered [it].”
(Toni Weschler, bestselling author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility )

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: A Guy’s Guide to the World of Infertility

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You’re Not Sick You’re Pregnant

August 25th, 2010

Discovering you’re pregnant when you thought it was impossible can be a big surprise!

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How is it possible that someone who was told they were infertile, then had two children through IVF managed to get pregnant with their third child naturally, without even trying?

This has just happened to my sisters friend! A few weeks ago she went to the doctor because she had been feeling unwell and he suggested that they do a pregnancy test. And amazingly she was pregnant!

She laughingly told my sister that she felt like a complete idiot when the doctor said “You’re not sick, you’re pregnant”. She didn’t even consider that she could be pregnant, after all the only way they managed to have their two girls was through IVF.

Needless to say they are absolutely over the moon that they are pregnant again, as are their family and friends. But everyone is scratching their heads wondering how this has happened?

A similar thing happened to another couple I know.  They tried for years to have a baby on their own without success, they went through IVF as well and unfortunately still didn’t get pregnant.

So after much soul searching they decided to adopt.  And anyone who’s been down the adoption road knows what a long and drawn out that process is!  Finally their adoption became official, they were parents and very happy.

But…

Can you believe it, five months later they discovered they were pregnant!

So they went from thinking they would never have children to being the proud parents of two wonderful kids.

It makes me ask, what’s going on within our bodies when this happens?

  • Is it a fluke?
  • Is it something psychological where once a woman realizes that she can be a mum, the body kicks into action?
  • Is it to do with stress? Maybe because the pressure to get pregnant has gone, their stress levels drop and this does something to help them conceive.
  • Is it because after so many years of making healthy lifestyle changes trying to get pregnant, that their bodies eventually catch up and are in top form for getting pregnant.

Maybe the story of these two couples will give hope to others who are trying to get pregnant.  Just because you have been told that you’re infertile doesn’t necessarily mean your situation is hopeless.

If you or someone you know has had a similar experience let me know or post a comment below. I’m wondering how many other “infertile” couples have become pregnant naturally without even trying.

You’re not sick you’re pregnant!

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11 Things Not To Say To Your Childless Friends

August 9th, 2010

11 things not to say to your childless friends

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Our media is full of parenting success stories: pregnancy through IVF, becoming first-time parents after age 45, overcoming mental or physical barriers to successfully conceive or even surrogacy.

But what of those many people who want to have children but fail to do so? And what of the people who are childless by choice? Failure of fertility treatment, not meeting a life partner until too late, not meeting the right partner at all and underlying medical conditions are just a few of the countless reasons why someone’s desire to be a parent may never be fulfilled.

Childless Or Child Free

There is a world of difference between people who are childless and others who are child free. Some of us choose not to have children and others are suffering the heartache of not being able to have children.

Whatever the reason, no one should have to justify why they don’t have children. To most it is a personal matter and quite rightly, nobody else’s business!

“An Inconceivable Notion” by Justine Davies tells the stories of 18 people who have been unable to have children. It’s a really insightful and informative read, covering issues form marrying someone who doesn’t want children, fertility problems, not finding the right partner to dealing with the expectations of others.

Through her research Justine has discovered some of the things childless people don’t want to hear.  Although most people only say these things, thinking they are being helpful or supportive, you can bet most childless couples have already heard it a hundred times.

11 Things Not To Say To Your Childless Friends

  1. So, why exactly don’t you have kids?
  2. Why don’t you get a puppy instead?
  3. Just relax and it’ll happen.
  4. Here, have one of mine.
  5. Have you tried herbal remedies / acupuncture / standing on your head after sex?
  6. Are you sure you really want kids?
  7. Can’t you just get IVF?
  8. I guess your career is just too important.
  9. Oh. You haven’t met Mr right yet? Don’t worry you will.
  10. But you must have kids. Who will look after you in your old age?
  11. Well, you can always adopt.

An Inconceivable Notion by Justine Davies is a collection of stories from women and men who have been unable to conceive, either from physical reasons, through circumstance or who have made the choice to be childless.

The contributors, from throughout Australia, discuss the issues that they faced, and how their ultimate decisions have affected their lives and their relationships, past and present.

These include dealing with the realities of their situation, coping with societal pressures, moving forward and forging a childless future – some as a couple, some not.

In a frank and honest account of their thoughts and emotions in coming to terms with their childless state, the women and men interviewed highlight important and rarely discussed issues in society today.

This is a reflective, thoughtful and overall positive book.  If you are struggling with issues to do with infertility, not meeting the right person, being child free or childless I recommend you read this book now!

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Help Trying To Conceive

July 31st, 2010

Do You Need Help Trying To Conceive?

Tens of thousands of women in more than 127 countries have naturally conceived and are now proud mothers they never believed they could be. The best part is, they did it without drugs, over the counters and without risky surgery or any side effects… How did they do it? They used a scientifically-proven and real-world tested program designed for women that need help trying to conceive, that’s been sweeping the Internet called, Pregnancy Miracle.

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  • The top ten worst foods you should never eat when you are struggling to get pregnant. Did you know for example that there is a certain beverage which can decrease your chances of conceiving by 50%?
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  • The 7 most important nutritional foundations to an effective fertility program (ignore these and it will become even more difficult to conceive)
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