Ever since I started trying to get pregnant over a year ago, I have been very aware of how many women get pregnant every day. I also noticed, since I have had my first miscarriage, that there seems to be some complex formula in my head regarding how happy (if I am happy at all) I am when someone announces they are pregnant. Is there some notion among women who have infertility or pregnancy loss that some women “deserve” to be pregnant while others do not? Can this be codified into an algebraic formula?
Happiness regarding announcement of pregnancy =
How much you like the woman and/or couple
Plus number of months trying to get pregnant
Times number of miscarriages
Times number of neo-natal losses
Divided by how closely related they are to you
Divided by the degree to which you will have to directly experience the pregnancy
Minus the number of children that they already have
Any thing to add (or subtract, multiply, or divide?) Please post a comment!!