If you read “Harry Potter and Infertility” and it’s comments, you understand the connection between this series and the infertility journey for many. Today, we thought we’d explore an enjoyable, possibly funny, way infertility can relate to Harry Potter.
In the wonderful, magical world of Harry Potter the characters were able to use spells to achieve useful effects. Just imagine if those facing infertility could use those spells throughout their journey. Thanks to Wikipedia, we can explore some of those connections.
Accio (Summoning Charm)
Pronunciation: /ˈæsi.oʊ/ as-see-oh – U.S. audio book
Description: This charm summons an object to the caster, potentially over a significant distance.
Infertility: I want a child, insurance coverage, money to pay for my medical treatments, etc.
Description: Opposite to “Accio“. Banishes the object the spell is performed on.
Infertility: I wish to banish fibroids, insensitive comments by people, medical bill for infertility treatment, etc.
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːveɪ ɨˈnɪmɨkəm/ kah-vay i-nim-i-kəm
Description: Spell used to strengthen an enclosure from enemies.
Infertility: Protect the uterus of those who have experienced or fear miscarriage.
Description: Causes the person upon whom the spell was cast to become happy and contented, though heavy-handedness with the spell may cause the person to break into an uncontrollable laughing fit.
Infertility: To be used on those with a positive pregnancy test, may laughter outweigh any surreal or anxious feelings.
Pronunciation: /ɛˈpɪskiː/ e-pis-kee
Description: Used to heal relatively minor injuries. When this spell is cast, the person feels his/her injured body part go very hot and then very cold.
Infertility: Healing post-operatively for surgeries such as laparoscopies, varicocele repair, egg retrieval, etc.
Pronunciation: /ˌmoʊbɪliˈkɔrpəs/ moh-bil-ee-kor-pəs
Description: Lifts a body a few inches off the ground and levitates it where the caster points his or her wand
Infertility: Providing support for the woman who lays with her legs up in the air after intercourse to increase chances of conception
Description: Removes things not wished to be seen again.
Infertility: Used to eliminate medical bills associated with treatment, the pregnancy test that showed a negative result, etc.
Obliviate (Memory Charm)
(Permanent Sticking Charm)
Description: Makes objects permanently stay in place.
Infertility: Getting that embryo to implant, stay and grow.
Rictusempra (Tickling Charm)
Pronunciation: /ˌrɪktəˈsɛmprə/ rik-tə-sem-prə
Description: The subject experiences the sensation of being tickled.
Infertility: Use this if you experience hyperstimulation of ovaries, emotional outrage from hormonal changes, anxious to speak with your employer about benefits, etc.
Silencio (Silencing Charm)
Description: Causes two objects to be switched for one another.
Infertility: Switch out the abnormal embryo for the normal one prior to IVF transfer, the negative pregnancy test for a positive one, etc
Description: Causes an object to become unbreakable.
Infertility: The spirit and hope of those trying to build their families.
There were more we could have listed, but we thought it might be fun if you shared which spell or charm you would use and for what purpose.
For today and always, I’ll leave you with a Cheering Charm.
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