10 couples reveal the excitement and stress that goes into trying for a baby

While some people enter marriage without thinking of children at all, there are surely plenty of couples who enter a union to build a family. Although there are several options for bringing a child into a family rather than childbirth, it can be a disheartening and unwelcome surprise to find out that you are not able to have a natural conception. Not to mention, waiting to find out whether a pregnancy will eventually take isn't much easier, either.

Several trying couples took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to reveal the kind of stress trying for a baby really brings.

1. Trying and trying for something with no reward can lead to a serious kick in the morale
Me and my husband are trying to have a baby. And I

2. Trying for a baby can often feel like your little secret

3. Hey, the prescription for trying to make a baby ain't so bad
My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for a while now. My doctor finally just told us to have as much sex as we can, as frequently as we can. I

4. Waiting to see what will happen is just as nerve-wracking on day one as it is on day 100

5. Talking to sperm works the same way talking to flowers works, right?
My husband and I are trying to have a baby. Everytime after falls asleep I give his swimmers a pep talk.

6. When the act has so much relying on it, it can become a bit mechanical
When trying to get pregnant, sex isn't sexy anymore... it's work. We're still making it fun though and it's the best bonding experience.

7. You often have to go to some pretty extreme lengths when you're fully committed to getting pregnant
Last night, my husband and I had sex even though we

8. When something that's always been a fantasy becomes reality, it's not always easy
We have been talking about trying to have a baby for a long time, now that we are actually trying I

9. Knowing something you can't control can let down someone you love so dearly is very overwhelming
My husband and I are trying for a baby. I

10. The bliss of what you're expecting diminishes when you keep not getting it
the first 3 months of trying to have a baby are FUN! But then negative after negative. And all of the months that follow are like a dagger to the heart.

Want more confessions from trying couples? Check out Whisper!

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