While on the elevator at work there were two women in front of me talking when I heard one of them say to the other, “I don’t know what happened…I accidentally got pregnant.” I stood there pondering her comment; I guess a little in awe really. As an infertile I know exactly how difficult it truly is to get pregnant. A “normal" fertile person’s chance of getting pregnant is about 20% with accurate timing of those crucial 48 hours when pregnancy can occur in any cycle. So how does someone accidentally forget to use protection at exactly the perfect time to conceive?
I have heard about so many women “accidentally” getting pregnant, but never really thought about what that meant until we started having our own struggles. It’s so funny how G and I had a time right after we got married where we thought I was “accidentally” pregnant. We were 19 and had only been married for about eight months. I was on birth control at the time and needless to say we were a little freaked out. I had forgotten all about that until a few months ago when were in the middle of a cycle and G looked at me laughing one night. When I asked what he was laughing about he said, “Do you remember when we thought you were pregnant all those years ago?" Now we would give anything for you to have an OOPS!”
After my elevator ride I started thinking about all the times you hear stories of women and their accidental conceptions. April got pregnant and wasn’t even trying. Mary accidentally skipped her birth control pills one day and now has twins. Joy had too much to drink one night and now she and her husband are expecting their 3rd baby. For us infertiles we hope and pray for that moment when we can accidentally get pregnant.
Unfortunately, our accidental pregnancy will consist of us accidentally spending tens of thousands of dollars, me accidentally getting numerous shots in my stomach and ass, followed up by accidental ultrasounds to make sure my follicles accidentally grow to the right size and finally accidentally being inseminated by Dr. L. I can’t wait for the day that I can announce to everyone how G and I accidentally got pregnant!