Trying to start a family is simultaneously one of the most exciting and the most stressful times in a couple’s lives. There are so many unknowns and so many things to try and get just right- not just the timing of starting or expanding your family, finances, living situations, family leave, etc. but also the anxiety and anticipation of actually conceiving. None of us know how hard or easy it’ll be until we are going through it.
I’d been told from my teens that I would have a very hard time having children and I was preparing for a rough road ahead of me. My doctor told me the longer I waited (meaning the older I got) the harder it would become for me. Naturally my husband and I wanted to maximize our chances, and after listening to all the things we would have to go through to have a chance to conceive (a lengthy and medically assisted process, I was assured) we started trying to have baby 6 months after we got married. I was all of 25 years old and was expecting to conceive in two years, if my doctor’s prediction were accurate. My husband and I were both concerned about our ability to have a baby and anxious to do anything we could to aid the process, even though we believed that it would take medical intervention to get pregnant. I took prenatal vitamins, ate health and exercised. I tracked my cycles. I was determined to be an educated and prepared fertility patient and I was focused on eventual success.
You can imagine my surprise when I fell pregnant a mere two weeks after I discontinued my birth control. To say we were shocked (and thrilled! and freaked out!) would be the understatement of the decade. And seeing as how our second baby was as easy to conceive as the first, I feel pretty confidant in saying that our profound good luck was due largely to an over-diagnosis by my doctor. All that worry and preparation were for nothing, and it made for a very entertaining (and stressful!) transition to parenting sure to having two years chopped off our timeline. But I am so profoundly grateful that we had such an easy time of it.
I know more than anyone that you want to maximize your chances when you’re trying to start or expand your family If there was something I could do, I did it. My oldest is 17, so the help available now is much different from what was available then. I didn’t have access to many aids or tools other than the vitamins and charting my temperatures. Now there are so many more options- ovulation predictors, apps you can use to track progress, and now Astroglide has come out with a formulation specifically for couples trying to have a baby. Astroglide TTC™ is formulated specifically for couples who are trying to conceive. Astroglide TTC supports fertility with adjusted pH levels to help assist in making the conception process as optimal as possible, giving couples one less thing to worry about and adding one more tool to their TTC toolbox.
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Astroglide TTC™ sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine