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Getting Pregnant. And Not.

6 comments | March 26th, 2012

(story submitted anonymously, by a Chestist)

As far as we can tell here @OOC, procreation the "old fashioned way" is increasingly unusual.  So many of our friends (to say nothing of us) have had struggles with pregnancy – both when it's wanted and not – (and as a tangential aside, Rick Santorum can kiss our ass, but we digress).  Here's her story, a story of struggle – and optimism:

I made the conscious choice, as a single woman, to stop taking birth control 2 years ago. I had been on it for almost 20 years, in some shape or form! (Patch, Pill, Shot.)

I know I want children, and was worried about the effects of these types of drugs. When you're younger, the fear is so the opposite!  My partner and I now are trying to conceive. It’s scary, not only having put my body through the abuse of genetically altered hormones, but a family history of failed pregnancies, and infertility.   My partner is a huge support, and has been by my side every step of the way. We have conceived once, unfortunately due to unknown rare blood types, we lost her. BUT! The plus side is, we CAN conceive! And although our 1st was taken from us, it was/is correctable, and we are on the road to try again! Frightening stuff, this fertility business!  {end story}

Have you had pregnancy challenges – either getting pregant when you didn't want to be, or not being able to when you did?   Either way, you're far from alone.  Let's #discuss.

6 comments

  • K.M.2

    Posted on March 26, 2012

    For me it is the ultimate in irony. A Nice Catholic girl, I got pregnant twice in college and didn’t quite follow the teachings of the Church. Then when I get married, I can’t get pregnant at all. We’re still trying and sometimes I wonder if I am being punished for my earlier decisions.

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  • Scrunch

    Posted on March 26, 2012

    I am 29 and in that part of life where it seems like everyone I know is having babies or trying to. 2 of my friends got pregnant just hen they thought about having sex. 4 of my friends have been through fertility treatments and those things. I am thinking about freezing my eggs because I have no partner and none in sight. But who knows? Maybe today is my lucky day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on March 26, 2012

    My partner and I have been trying to 3 years, plus a year trying to find the right sperm donor (which was so hard and not something I ever thought I would have to do!!)

    We want two children, and I am the one trying to get pregnant first. She will go next. At this point though I don’t know. Maybe she should be the one to carry the babies, because it doesn’t seem like my body wants to and we can’t afford a lot more trying. It is so expensive.

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  • 3's enough for me

    Posted on March 26, 2012

    I get pregnant so easily. Too easily. It is like I was hyper-fertile or something. After our 2nd child, I got pregnant AGAIN and we were using protection. I did not want 3 but 3 I have. I got my tubes tied and made my husband get his clipped. I am taking no more chances.

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  • B

    Posted on March 26, 2012

    I am so scared that when I want to get pregnant I won’t be able to. I am only 23 but have been sexually active since I was 17. I’ve never been pregnant which I am really glad about but I worry that maybe that means I can’t be pregnant. Almost all my friends have gotten pregnant at some point. I’m really glad I have not though it makes me paranoid about if I can. Is that so paranoid?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted on March 26, 2012

    I’m pretty sure I do not want kids. I am positive that if I decide I do though I will adopt. There are so many kids already in the world who need loving homes.

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