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23 Things Every Couple Trying To Get Pregnant Understands

Some of the stuff you do is inconceivable.

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2. Buying folic acid and learning that you should take it for at least a month before trying to get pregnant.

So I guess I'll be over here, taking folic acid and twiddling my thumbs for a month.

3. Cutting out caffeine is a lot harder than either of you imagined.

But hey, at least you now have an idea of what it'll be like to be so tired after the baby arrives.


6. If you tell people your plans they will have a lot to say about it.

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"Are you sure you're ready?" "I hope you don't hate pregnancy as much I did." "Does this mean you won't be able to go to Coachella next year?"

7. And as time goes on they'll start asking how your sex life is going, and offer awkwardly intimate suggestions.

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"I hope you're not riding cowgirl, because to get pregnant the man needs to be on top. Also, if you're using lube, stop."


8. You hear all kinds of old wives' ideas on how to conceive that make you roll your eyes.

Apparently it will happen if you have sex during a full moon, worship crystals, eat raw eggs, stand on your head, and drink cough syrup every day. Riiight.


17. Despite all of that you will buy a bunch of ovulation kits anyway.

Because you just want to know when it's really time, okay?


22. You can never buy just one pregnancy test.

Because you start taking them at the absolute earliest time possible to get a result, and then do it every few hours after that.