Jul 07

Every time you go to your parents house, there seems to be an article clipped out just for you about a topic that your mother is worried about that day.

Your mom has recently made it her mission to clip out any and every newspaper article about infertility on your behalf. Mommy typically pulls you aside and whispers in your ear “there is a newspaper article for you upstairs.” Sometimes she’ll send you an email too – ‘Remind me to give you an article I found when you come over tomorrow.’ The email will read. Thanks mom.

But chances are if she saw the article, you did too. You are secretly (or not so secretly) obsessed with those articles about trying to conceive. You could have written the article yourself. “Have you ever charted your temperature using something called a ‘Basal Thermometer’?” Your mom will innocently inquire. “Yes mom. I have been recording my temperature for 2 years now but thanks.” You will say. Your parents have been clipping out newspaper articles for years now. Your dad will clip out any articles relating to your high school or your career while your mom has always clipped out matters relating to your health (including teenage depression, boyfriends and later personal health issues). But now it’s all about infertility.

When you’re a mom, try to remember to clip out newspaper articles more subtly.

10 Responses to “#957 Your mom clips out newspaper articles about infertility”

  1. jill says:

    this one is SO true!!!! i still get articles about breastfeeding … and we quit 15 months ago. ha!

  2. InfertileNaomi says:

    Parents will clip out any articles. At least we will just forward or email articles oneday instead.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh, and that one is just so wonky… fortunately (or unfortunately?), my mother does not care enough to clip articles, so I'm in the clear!

    - Molly

  4. Sophie says:

    Lol that is hilarious :). I totally needed this laugh right about now.

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  6. finding_ac says:

    uh…or the opposite happens. My MIL tried to talk to everyone she could about my infertility and was trying to make me friends to talk to…GAH i was so mad at her!

    ♥ ac

  7. Eileen says:

    You must know my mom! My mom actually asked me if I use a "BETA thermometer." I was like "Ummmmm, no mom you are confusing two important TTC terms there." And she said "What's TTC?" So I said "Never mind."

  8. Rach says:

    For some reason my mom likes to encourage me to go home on my lunch hour and have sex. Maybe I should try it, I've tried everything else!

  9. cheryl says:

    My mom (very devote Catholic) actually goes and sends us a pamplet on the creighton method in dh's birthday card. This is after she knows we have severe mfi and can't get pregnant without ivf+icsi. Monitoring temps and cm will not help my dh's sperm count.

  10. scandinavian endo girl, only-aunti? says:

    Earlyer this week when watching a infertility show, my cell beeps. Guess who? My MIL telling me about the exact same show on chanal so and so..