When we were trying to conceive our son (nearly 5 years ago now) we were given all kinds of advice on how to get pregnant, how to conceive a boy, and the likes.
For fun, I took some of those tips and of course, scoured the internet to find some tips on conception and of course, added my own little notes to make it fun!
Here are just a few of my favorite “tips”:
Stand on your head after sex. It’s supposed to help the little fishies get to their destination faster. Never have, never will!
Have sex on the stairs with your socks on. Apparently, a fool proof method to conceiving a boy. No, we did not do this, but we did get a boy!
Place a hammer under your bed to conceive a boy and a pink ribbon under your bed to conceive a girl. I wonder what was under our bed all these years… I promise there is no hammer or ribbon under our bed and #3 is a girl.
Swim in the sea when its warm. Does the sea ever get warm?
Lay flat on your back for a few hours after having sex. Another one of those to make sure the fishies get to their destination. Yes, I’m guilty of this one with Buddy.
Lay flat on your back with a pillow propped under your hips and your legs up in the air. And I will foolishly admit we did this one… more than once to conceive Buddy.
Drink Robitussin before you ovulate. Rumor has it, it will make you more fertile. Not sure how, but if you feel like getting a buzz, wouldn’t you just drink wine?
Have sex during the day with the lights on. They say it will help you conceive quicker. I think all of ours were conceived at night, in the dark, but I could be wrong!
Have sex on day 14 of your cycle. They say most women ovulate on their 14th day of their cycle. Again, guilty! And for the record, there a lot of details that can debunk this one, but I am guilty of doing it even though I know it didn’t work – at least not for #3!
Have sex only in the missionary position. Guilty!
Put a pearl under your pillow. This will help you conceive. I wonder if it has to be a real pearl…
Eat lots of red meat. This will help you conceive a boy. Although wouldn’t hubby have to eat the meat since he is the determining factor in gender? And trust me, we got a boy without red meat!
Rub the belly of a pregnant woman. Her pregnancy will rub off on you. No, I’m not a magic troll with a gem on my belly so don’t think about rubbing this belly!
The funniest headline I’ve seen regarding conception: Want to get pregnant? There’s an app for that (Don’t we wish!)
What words of wisdom were you given when trying to conceive?