Stupid emails.

How’s this for a “Hey, Happy Tuesday, Here’s a Slap in the Face”?

I get an email today from “What to Expect” – apparently I signed up for emails regarding pregnancy back when I thought it would happen quickly. Today’s email, a question from a reader:

“My husband and I badly want to conceive a child as soon as possible. What are some ways to increase our chances?”

Needless to say, I did not click on the link to find the answer.  But if I did, here’s what I think I would have seen:

– Eat healthy, lots of fruits and veggies

– Exercise – your BMI should be in the normal range

– Have fun! Remember, conceiving a child is all about the love you and your significant other share. Don’t let it become all business!

(followed by the implied next statement in a cheery voice: If these three things don’t do it – something’s wrong with you!)

And then, in my imaginary answer to this question, a disclaimer at the bottom, in fine print:

“The majority of women will conceive within six months. If you are under 35 and have been trying unsuccessfully for a year or more, consult a doctor for further assistance.”

Well, I promptly deleted that email. Here’s my made-up question for them:

“My husband and I badly want to conceive a child, period. What are some ways we can teach those around us to be sympathetic and not insulting when we have fertility issues?”

Hey, tomorrow’s Wednesday. Two more days until my vacation. Happy Hump Day!

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4 thoughts on “Stupid emails.

  1. Ess says:

    Ugh… I got an email today that was ‘7 signs you’re ready for a baby.’ Can’t handle it. I’m heading home for the holidays tomorrow and I’m totally dreading encountering all of my friends who will be inquiring about our baby status. Bah-humbug. On the bright side, I am going to be starting clomid in January. Three cheers for 2012. Happy Holidays!

  2. futuresoccermom says:

    Yuck. I also hate that dreaded question – so, when are you going to start having kids? Or worse – not being asked the question, but you can feel those judging eyes. Gotta love the holidays. Hey – congrats on starting Clomid. I’m right there with you!

  3. jennymeg says:

    Lol, I love your question. I say you send it in. The world needs to be encouraged to be more sensitive and aware of the issues A LOT of people have surrounding TTC. If more websites and books addressed these sorts of issues it would be a better place for all of us. Keep on fighting the good fight and bringing awareness to those who simply ‘don’t get it’. 🙂

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