Sep 28

If you’re dealing with infertility, no doubt you hate any type of fertility advice. You relaxed and it didn’t just happen. You went on vacation and surprise, no pregnancy! You stopped trying and you know what happened? Nothing! When you’re trying to conceive, you will hear a lot of unwanted stupid fertility advice. 

You should tell your Great Aunt Agnes where she can shove her fertility advice anyways.

Here is some much better fertility advice.

If you’re feeling stressed about infertility, just remember that stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Double fudge chocolate ice cream, please!

Diaper spelled backwards is Repaid. Fertility doctor, please repay me for all those failed treatments.

Infertility spelled backwards is Ytilitrefni which means “there is hope” in a (very) foreign language. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you which language.

…Or just pass these helpful suggestions to anyone who wants to give you some bad fertility advice.

6 Responses to “#714 Hope Spelled Backwards is Epoh”

  1. love the “stop trying”….have you ever tried that? “stopped trying” but, even though you still have sex (albeit, not on cd 10-14 because schedules are just too crazy) you STILL think that MAYBE it could have happened this month? not trying but still POAS? i don’t know that we ever “stop trying”…do we? i guess out loud i have (i.e. telling people we’re “taking a break”) but in my mind i’ll always be “trying” ;-)

  2. Lily says:

    I am so thankful for this blog! I have been trying to conceive for almost 2 years… and i have just discovered this blog…I can tell you that the last three days I no longer google my symptoms, instead I am coming here and have a good laugh!
    Thank you for doing this Naomi!

  3. InfertileNaomi says:

    Lily- Glad you’re laughing. It’s better to laugh in life than cry all the time. And when all of you get pregnant (and you WILL get pregnant), please keep reading this blog and help support others who need some hope.

  4. Broken says:

    Thank you!! This site always makes me feel better. After channel 3 news (SF, bay area) did a story on essure, I felt that I was just stabbed in the heart. It felt so heartless that they would talk about women who didn’t want anymore children, when at the same time I am going to have this procedure done to block my only tube left due to a hydrosalpinx found on HSG. My other tube was removed a couple months ago due to an ectopic pregnancy. So in order to have kids I have to be “sterile.” The slogan really urks me “now that your family is complete you are essure”…….uhm no family yet? unless you count husband and gold fish!!!

  5. stillhoping says:

    I am glad to hear that I am not the only one! I have had 2 miscarriages and have been trying to baby #2 for 3 1/2 years. My son is 7 1/2 now….and I desperately wanted to give him a sibling that would be somewhat close in age…. even though I have quit seeing my fertility doc, I still think each month a “miracle” will happen and am so unpleasantly surprised every month when I get my period. I wish I could find peace and be content with what I have, but I can’t let it go, and still even dream about getting pregnant and having a baby. I’m glad I can drop by here and still get a laugh sometimes though!

  6. JenT says:

    Thanks so much for this blog. It is nice to have something to laugh about with people that KNOW what I am feeling. This June it will have been 10 years since we started trying. I remember when I first went to a GYN in 1998 and they told me that whenever I was ready to get pregnant that it would happen right away so I should be careful. Boy were they wrong! We have tried clomid and IVF. This last cycle we tried monitored clomid but AF showed up today! I am mad, sad, angry, and tired of being pitied by people that just got pregnant! I wish that I could shut of the desire to get pregnant. Anyway, thanks again for this blog. It helps a little bit!