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!