Preparing for Pregnancy

More sex

So far so good in not having our sex feel like a chore. We are just taking it slow. Besides I read that there is only like a 10% chance of getting pregnant anyway. Which actually bummed me out a little. Not that I thought it would be so so easy or anything, but I thought it might be a little easier!! Oh well. Like I said it my earlier blog, I'm really trying hard not to get mesmerized by the possible very early pregnancy symptoms. I do have to admit though I really hope it happens soon Smile


So, my husband and I have decided to start trying to conceive! I'm super excited, very nervous and full of wonderment. I a MOM! According to my cycle I am ovulating this week so we have been giving it a go. I think we both will be surprised if it happens on the first try, but also very excited. We don't have a huge amount of income and are in the middle of moving to a new house, but we just didn't want to wait any longer. I haven't told my husband yet, but I really really really want twin boys!

AntiDepressants during pregnancy

I recently read the entry regarding antidepressants and breastfeeding, which was tremendously helpful. I am not pregnant yet, but I will begin trying soon. I am currently on 5 mg of Lexapro for anxiety (I am only 95lbs, so this dose really does help). I will need to stay on the medication during pregnancy and mostly likely beyond. I've been reading that there are certain antidepressants that are noted to be safer than others for the baby. I haven't seen anything on Lexapro. Do you know anything about this medication and its safety?

Thank you!


Well....this is my first blog entry. Things at my house are getting a little interesting and anxious-feeling. I guess you would need some background info to really know the story...I have really bad arthritis, ddd (Disc Degenerative Disease), and scoliosis for years...and I'm only 23. Its a progressive type issue and it will only get worse over time. And because of these conditions its having to speed up the when I will be able to have children.

TTC month 2

Well This is the beginning of my second TTC month/cucle. Last month I learned how to chart my cycle, use my BBT & tempature to help determine ovulation, and research times of fertility. This month I am taking all my learned/gathered information into practice. I began to use fertilityaid supplements and prenantal vitamins this past weekend. Should I be taking both supplements or just one supplement at a time? I stopped taking any medications that are not safe to take while pregnant and I am buying books, budgeting and so forth.

Hello Mummy!!!

At 2045 this evening my mummy found out I am here!!!
Mummy was 2 days late for her period and has had some slight spot bleeding so decided to take a test.
Mummy and daddy have been trying for me for the past 10 months since they had my brother.
Mummy is going to keep me a secret for the next couple of weeks so only me and her will know I'm here.
My mummy is very happy about me being here and already can't wait to meet me, oh well mummy, 36 weeks to go!!!

the beginning of the journey

This is the very beginning. I am 36. I have been married for 2 years... our annivarsary is in 9 days. Hard to believe. We have been discussing having children for almost a year, timidly and abstractly at first, and then talking dates and plans. My husband is in graduate school and I am a teacher. I never thought, in a million years, that I would be this old! I will be at least 37, if we are lucky and able to concieve easily. So, I have some fears that I don't think I would have had 5 or 10 years ago.

How Do I Prepare forArtificial Insemination?

Cynthia Flynn's picture


Dear Midwife,
My question is relating to my preparations for artificial insemination.

I'm 38 and dr suggested my egg reserve was low and I'd need to conceive in possibly 4-6 months. I've taken meds and injectables under the direction of my fertility doctor.

As of today, we have three eggs, two perfect ones and one small one. The next step is to inject Ovidrel (I think this releases the egg?) and to come in for insemination. We will be using cryogenically preserved sperm for the insemination.

Getting pregnant at age 38+

Hi all. I am just about to get engaged to my girlfriend who is 38 years old now, turning 39 very soon. My girlfriend is very hesitant in regards to having a family together with me (in 1-2 years from now)...this is mainly due to the reason that she unfortunately had a stillborn child a few years ago in her earlier marriage. She was quite traumatized from this experience and had gone thru cognitive therapy to get out of her depressed state. I see often on now that women are getting pregnant much later in their lives, pushing into their 30s and some even in their early 40s.