Why Trying To Conceive Can Cause A Lot Of Stress

April 22, 2019  |  
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a year trying to conceive

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If a couple tells you that they’re trying to conceive right now, give them a hug—they’re under a lot of stress. You may think it’s as simple as, “Oh, so they’re having lots of sex right now. That doesn’t sound so bad.” But, anyone who has been in a relationship for a long time knows that you don’t actually feel like doing it that often after a while. It’s actually ironic: we have the most desire to have sex with our partners when we just started dating, but we don’t know each other nearly well enough then to have babies together. Then, once a couple feels stable enough to reproduce, they just aren’t really…in the mood. Look, that’s just one element of why trying to conceive can be stressful, especially if it’s taking a very long time. It impacts a couples’ life more than outsiders may know.

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Friends want an update

Once you announce that you and your partner are trying to conceive, every time you see friends, they want an update. They ask if you’re pregnant yet, which makes the fact that you aren’t pregnant yet sting even more. As if you aren’t sad enough, you have to let your friends down.

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