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Top 10 Common Misconceptions about Overcoming Infertility

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 18, 2007 | 0 comments

10. Maybe GOD does not intend for you to have children!
- Disease is not the work of GOD. In the bible, GOD says "to be fruitful and multiply"! Unless someone is reading a different version than everyone else, children are a part of the divine plan.

9. After intercourse, stand on your head!
- It may have worked for some, but I have not found the research to support this one yet.

8. Maybe you are not doing it right!
- I've seen lots of books on the topic, but this is not rocket science, ENOUGH SAID!

7. Stop trying so hard!
- This may be a valid point to some degree, but how can the desire to have children be classified as trying too hard?

6. Maybe it was just not meant to be!
- the advice given by those who have children who are out of control.

5. You won't die if you don't have children!
- this statement is enough to make you loose control, it's very hurtful and just plain idiotic!

4. Maybe it's in the water?
- What does this mean? Are pregnant women drinking from a different water fountain than those who have been trying for years? This one is just mind boggling.

- This one must be in the console an infertile friend/relative handbook. However, studies do show that stress can play an important role with infertility.

2. Take a Vacation and IT will happen!
- Maybe the vacation is needed to get away from the people that make these comments.

1. You can ALWAYS adopt
- Some even offer the suggestion of just tricking the mind about adopting. People have heard of a select few that have adopted and then had children. Don't adopt if this is not your heart felt intention.


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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