Friday, February 18, 2011

the things we do

While catching up on blogs today, I started thinking about the things we do in the name of fertility that we would never have previously imagined.  We give ourselves shots, we have sex (or don't have sex) on demand, we put medicine in places it should never go.  But beyond the medicinal, many of us also turn to "alternative" therapies.  From meditation to psychics, the pursuit of a child often pushes us beyond our normal boundaries.

So what's the craziest thing I have done for fertility?  There is a Ripley's Believe It or Not about an hour from my home, and last summer, they had two fertility statues touring their locations.  When the statues arrived at the location nearest us, I immediately began planning our visit.  Many Ripleys put the statues in the lobby so that they can be seen and touched for free, but our Ripley's placed them behind the ticketed entrance.  A and I paid $30 to pass through the turnstile and get our chance to lay hands on these allegedly mystical statues.

As you may recall from previous posts, I am a fairly devout Christian, so seeking the intervention of statues was not part of my normal routine.  Sure, both A and I viewed it as a bit of a joke, but I cannot deny that a part of me truly hoped those statues would help me out.


Unfortunately their assistance was lost on me, as I experienced three failed pregnancies after touching these guys.  For those who want to take their own shot at statue luck, though, I believe they are still touring. 

6 comments:

  1. We all do things or find ourselves in situations that we never thought ourselves to be in, for sure. Mine includes taking herbs from my acupuncturist (me, who has worked in research for drug studies for the past 15 years, and seriously advocates compound safety and consistency as well as the rigors of scientific review of medication) as well as consulting an online psychic.

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  2. You must've read my post today- Oh the things we do for fertility.

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  3. Ha! Did you read my post? Touching statutues was so conservative to my rub down by a Mayan abdominal masseuse.. LOL. It is amazing though how far IF will push us. We all get so desperate for positive results that we will push our limits to no end.

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  4. :) this post made me smile. Wishing it were as easy as rubbing a statue.

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  5. But those statues worked for you now!!! haha. It is amazing what we do to get our babies- between acupuncture weekly, herbs, drugs, peeing on sticks, shots and now traveling out of state...oh yea did I mention i drink St. Alberts water (almost) daily, hold a rose quartz stone daily and a fabric of St. Teresa? Yup, thats me...

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  6. When my husband and I were in Hawaii in Nov. I made a point to track down and bring home a "fertility god". We did, but yeah, still no sure thing. You feel like after you've done everything that you think will work, there is no harm in going a bit further...

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