A few weeks ago I was reading a blog that mentioned the magical thinking that we associate with IVF. You know what I'm talking about,
...the lucky socks,
...good vibes that we send to our nether regions in hopes of increasing our odds of getting knocked up through the incredibly technical process but not exact science of reproductive endocrinology.
While I don't think the lucky socks are going to increase my odds, I do feel that the positivity will get me somewhere with this cycle. For example, if I focus on being positive and happy, my body will not be stressed and will be able to optimally react to the cycle. Is this magical thinking?
If, instead of generally being a good patient, I tear into everyone around me and stress myself out with angry and uptight thoughts will it really make a difference? If I'm just numb to the whole process, will it change my odds?
...I just think of cancer patients fighting through chemo after unbelievable odds. One thing they always say is that those patients were incredibly positive.
....Because I relate everything to IF, I was also thinking about the idea of Noetic Science in Dan Brown's new book and how it relates.
The IVF process just seems so technical at moments, yet at the same time unable to explain so much. I think that's why I have drifted into pondering this magical thinking. Hmm. Maybe I should just go back to watching the UFC fight with my husband. That's not so complicated.