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The Art of Trying: An Introduction

The Art of Trying.

In this context, trying is the colloquial term used to describe the process of deliberately timing intercourse to coincide with ovulation for the purpose of creating an embryo.

It implies action.

I came to detest the word trying because it invoked in me a sense of hard work, futility and never quite getting there.

It’s also the title of my book.

Whilst my husband and I now have 4 beautiful children, it was a long journey filled with dark and light while trying to conceive at different times over 7 years.

If you are currently experiencing an underlying pain of things happening or not happening for you this little bite sized episode is a note to you to let you know that I get it.

Benita x

PS. This episode comes from the preface of my book, The Art of Trying. If you’d like to read a little more, you can download a free copy of chapter 1 here:

Be kind to yourself as you listen to this. If this, or any, ME + MOTHERHOOD podcast episode ‘triggers you’ or raise issues for you, I urge you to reach out and speak to a professional on any one of these related support lines:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Blue Knot Helpline: 1300 657 380
  • PANDA National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline: 1300 726 306

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