7 Jan 2011

Stress and Trying To Conceive

Have you ever felt like God is giving you a new slate on which you can re-write your life story?

Well, I am feeling like that person now.

If you've been following me for sometime, you know that end of January MrBabyPlan (aka MrBP) and I will move to Canada. MrBP was offered a brand new job in Canada and we are planning to start doing loads of exciting activities once there. At the
moment MrBP is very excited about going for skii lessons and I am excited about snowboarding lessons, and photographing our new town.

But, I am not here to talk about our trip because we are still waiting for the visa :(...

I am here to talk about my new mindset on the journey to motherhood - I want to bring in the initial enthusiasm I had about TTC. I want to use the new slate God is offering us a
nd re-focus on the baby plan with all my positive thoughts.

The preconception checklist I researched is tight under my belt. I have quasi-everything tick on the list. Thanks to Taking Charge of Your Fertility I know that eating junk food is not good when TTC. Food such as maionese and shellfish should be avoided, due to raw eggs and shell. I also read the New Pregnancy and Baby book; it's informative but useless because I am not even pregnant! However, I have it's on my to-buy pregnancy books. Eating food such as vegetables and fruit is essential. Also one must drink more water while expecting for de-hydration >:). Practically I have to go back to being healthy and fit MsBabyPlan :).

MrBP is enthusiastic about the whole thing and he is researching male TTC to-do list :)! Now he knows that we don't have to do it every second to conceive, ehehe, LOL! We also know that stress played a major role in the delay - imagine your eggs going up and down the stairs lifting boxes and heavy cupboards while TTC. My were too tired at the end of the day so I guess they didn't want to over-work themselves with a pregnancy. Soon they will not have any excuse and the same apply to the swimmers ;)!

Soon we will have nothing to worry about, but party in the bedroom all night long, ahaha OMG - I can't wait! Plus, I will have time to sit down and enjoy some precious me-times. And if God bless us with health, we will have all the items we want to purchase once we are living our new life.

Throughout the research and from reading your comments, I am aware that stress is a major NO-NO on the checklist. We don't want to stress ourselves too much so we want to wait until our final move to Canada to fully say "We are TTC!" Until then we are enjoying our intimate time together without any aim - at least that's what we are doing this month ;)!


  1. Good luck getting your visa and I hope your transition to Canada is a stress free. Yes, I'm so glad you are preparing now. I am going to start taking folic acid again since I may try next year. Good luck to you. Sounds like you have a great plan.

  2. I am excited again and that is very good for TTC :)!

  3. Good luck. Just relax and have fun. Stress is a big no-no. How long will you stay in Canada?

  4. Hello Keya, the plans is to stay for at least 5 years if we like the lifestyle and career opportunities :)!

  5. Good luck and HAVE FUN :) Wow, Canada? Very cool!

  6. so exciting that you are moving to Canada! what a awesome journey!

    enjoy this time! no stress is the best plan! God's blessings with everything!

  7. This is a GREAT attitude! It's definitely great to read up, but just remember that people have been doing this forever without special diets. Once you ENJOY the process, you will find it's a lot easier on both of you. I was told flat out to not worry for a second about anything until trying for a year, then we could maybe see if diet or a specialist helps. That was such a load off. I was pregnant in 2 months. Your body knows when it's time.

  8. Hi there!
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    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  9. Wishing all the best with your plans...
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    Have an abundant 2011! :-)
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  10. What an exciting new adventure(s). It took me about a year to get pregnant and the journey felt long but so worth the wait. Sending you good vibes.

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  12. Yes, stress when TTC is not helpful. We are actually TTC too. It will be our third, and I'm so ready. Just hoping it happens soon.

  13. I am happy to hear that you are TTC! It will be so awesome if it happens to us around the same time :)!

    I wish you all the best!

  14. Just found your blog! Stress can and will stop you from conceiving. Mu husband and I TTC for a while with no luck. Docs ran tests....etc....finally was told by multiple docs that I was too stressed out to conceive. All because of my job. So, I finally quit my job and guess what? 2 months later I got pregnant! Stress has a lot to do with it! Best of luck to you!! It will happen! Just keep your faith in God!!


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