As my regular readers will know The Daddy and I are currently embarking on our first post miscarriage attempt to get pregnant, using IUI. For anyone not familiar with the story so far you can find it here and here. When we originally began this journey, back in 2006, I bought a book called 'Stay Fertile Longer' by Mary Kittel which I would highly recommend to anyone planning to have a baby. It is a mine of fantastic information, including this:-
Researchers at The Columbia University conducted a randomised double blind study involving 200 infertile couples undergoing IVF and/or ICSI at a Korean hospital. All the women took the same medication, all had three eggs fertilised with their partners sperm, and all had the three embryos implanted. What neither the patients, nor their doctors knew was that half of them (randomly selected) were also being prayed for by people on the other side of the world. The volunteers were from the US, Australia and Canada and did not know the patients they were praying for.
The results were unbelievable. The pregnancy rate for the control group was 26%, but the rate for the 'prayed for' group was almost double, at 50 %.
Dr Michael R Mantell, assistant clinical professor in the dept of psychiatry at the University of California and a clinical psychologist specialising in helping infertile couples said 'I'm impressed, but not at all surprised, by the results of the prayer study. After treating infertile couples for more than 20 years, I've found that it's not unusual when the reason for not conceiving - or the solution - is on a more spiritual and psychological level than what hard science can explain'
If hard science can't explain it, I'm damn sure I can't but I do believe that there is ALOT that hard science can't explain that works. And I'd like to give this a try, with your help.
Here's what you can do...
- Think positive thoughts for us, and/or
- Pray for us and/or
- Visualise our perfect, healthy newborn baby later this year and/or
- Whenever Geriatric Mummy pops up, in your blog comments, in your reader, in twitter over the coming days and months send us some good vibes
In addition I would like to ask you to retweet this post if you are on twitter or tell any open minded people you know that may be interested in helping. The worst that can happen is that reading this post may help someone else trying to conceive, but maybe, just maybe it can help us.
Thank you so much for reading.