My nurse today surprised me with a red coral bangle. She was shopping in chinatown and saw it and knew that wearing it as a ring or a bracelet was an ancient method to promote fertility, so she bought it an gave it to me today to help me with this cycle. Soooo nice of her - she is such a sweet and caring person.
I'm not sure when I became supersicious but I do believe in the phrase "better to be lucky than good", and I do believe that western medicine can't always argue with thousands of years of history. Its nothing I would have ever bought myself - I generally don't support any coral harvesting because of the damage to the ecosystem, but I will wear it and cherish it through the cycle. Even if it doesn't increase my fertility - it reminds me of her kindness and support - and that alone is invaluable in this process.