For some, trying to get pregnant is much harder than it sounds. If you're not missing that seemingly small ovulation window, your body might just up and reject all that tries to come within a five-foot distance (because, you know, hormones). Because everyone fancies themselves an expert these days, you'll inevitably hear a bunch of creepy things people say when you're trying to get pregnant, whether the advice is warranted or not (spoiler alert: it's usually not).
When my partner and I tried to get pregnant for a second time, we endured two years of weird suggestions and questions and unsolicited comments from those we knew (and even from those we didn't). My gynecologist weighed in and my friends weighed in and my family had some feelings and, well, I found myself wondering, "Why do you all want to insert yourself into my sexual practices? After all, pregnancy (for me) involves the personal relations I have with my partner, and whether or not those creations end up making a baby. Something so personal (and usually physically and emotionally exhaustion) shouldn't be up for debate or scrutiny and definitely shouldn't result in you sitting through some outright creepy comments.
No matter who's asking the strange questions or suggesting embarrassing tips and tricks, it's time to shut it down. So, with that in mind, here are some of the creepy things people say when you're trying to get pregnant that, sadly, I've heard firsthand (and wouldn't mind never hearing again).