A very good friend of mine stopped by a Labor Day BBQ i was at this weekend and asked how we are doing with IF. She has a little one of her own and is getting ready to try for number two. I told her I'm still healing from surgery and need to repeat my HSG then hopefully FINALLY start a medicated cycle in October.
For like the ninth time she asked me why I'm not just trying without meds. I explained we have been trying for over a year and that I do not get a cycle to track. She then persisted to tell me about the period tracking app she used to conceive. I told her I use the same one but haven't had a period in over a year so it doesn't work for me.
Then she tells me about the wonders of ovulation prediction kits! "That's how we conceived this one!"
OMG so now I have to explain again that I don't ovulate. I could pee on those sticks every five minutes and I'll only ever have one line. The eggs are not dropping friend. Period.
For an educated woman who had been through baby making, she's really really uneducated about this stuff. And she means well. But it's so frustrating to have to explain to someone repeatedly that you're just plain not capable of making a baby without assistance. Welcome for infertility.
TTC since 2013 (grad of 3T)
EDD: May 24, 2015