How to Keep TTC fun

Embarking on the journey to prepare for pregnancy is an exciting but sometimes challenging experience. At first, you're all in – meticulously planning your meals, faithfully taking vitamins, and orchestrating what you hope will be the perfect baby-making sessions. Yet, as time passes, the initial excitement can fade. Intimacy may start to feel routine, and despite your best efforts, that anticipated positive result may elude you.

It's important to remind yourself that conception is a journey, not a race. The reality is, for many couples, it takes time – up to a year or even more. Contrary to what we learned in sex education, the equation of sex equals pregnancy isn't true!

It’s also important to remember YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PERFECT in your preconception journey!

Here are some personal tips to navigate through the tough parts of this journey:

1. Patience

Understand that the road to conception is unique for everyone. Be patient with yourself and your partner.

2. Focus the Connection:

Shift your focus from reaching a specific goal to nurturing the emotional connection with your partner. This can help keep the desire for intimacy alive.

3. Spice Things Up:

Instead of sticking to a rigid plan, embrace spontaneity. Experiment with different times and places to keep the experience fresh and exciting.

4. Communicate

Share your thoughts and feelings openly with your partner. This journey is a shared one, and communication is the key to understanding and supporting each other. Often your partner might not know how much a negative pregnancy test can affect you, especially when this happens around the sensitive time of your period.

5. Enjoy Each Moment:

Celebrate the love and connection that brought you together. Don't let the pressure of conception overshadow the joy of simply being with your partner.

6. Seek Guidance Together:

If concerns linger, consider seeking advice together. A healthcare professional or fertility expert can provide personalized guidance and address any concerns you may have.

7.Take a tracking break:

If the meticulous tracking is causing stress, consider taking a break from it. Instead, focus on maintaining regular intimacy every few days, especially during the days of your cycle when you've observed ovulation in the past few months. Let a more relaxed approach take center stage for a while.

Remember, this journey is yours. Embrace the imperfections, cherish the shared moments, and keep the faith that, in time, your story of becoming a parent will come!