Endometriosis Excision Surgery: Hospital Bag Essentials

endometriosis excision surgery hospital bag essentials: bag, sleep mask, glasses and case, ipad, headphones, loungewear.

Endometriosis excision surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, but you’ll want to prep an overnight hospital bag in case you do get admitted.  Especially if you have more advanced endo and adhesions attaching your organs together. 😬 Depending on how your surgery goes and how much they need to remove, your doctor might admit you…

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Embryo Transfer Affirmations

embryo transfer affirmations. Image shows a blastocyst ready for transfer.

These affirmations can be used leading up to, during, and after your embryo transfer. Even though they were created with embryo transfer in mind, you might find some of them helpful for natural conception or an IUI as well as IVF and FET. You’ll also notice that I’ve just used the singular ‘embryo’, but if…

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Recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake Smoothie

recipe for pineapple upside down cake smoothie: whole pineapple, chopped pineapple and blended smoothie.

This pineapple upside down cake smoothie recipe is a delicious way to enjoy some fresh pineapple.  It’s great if you’re post-embryo transfer or in the 2 week wait and looking to get in that pineapple core. The extra bromelain (especially in the core) is supposed to help with embryo implantation. Plus, it’s just a super…

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What is Endometriosis: Overview, Symptoms, Treatments

Image of uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries made with paper flowers. Yellow ribbon. Text, "It's not just a bad period."

What is endometriosis and why does it take so long to diagnose? Endometriosis. It’s a term you may have heard in commercials or ads lately. Perhaps even your doctor has suggested that you have this mysterious condition. Or maybe your symptoms are brushed off with one of these gems: “It’s just a bad period.” “Cramps…

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Fertility Resources

Fertility resources- IVF medications ready to be used.

I created this page to compile fertility resources that I’ve found to be the most helpful. It can be so overwhelming when you start looking for fertility tips or trying to improve your fertility and so much info gets thrown your way that you might not know what to do. Some days I still feel…

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Green Pan Review: Padova Reserve Blush Pink

Greenpan Padova Reserve collection, 10 piece set in blush. Pan set box.

For this Green Pan review, we’re going to be taking a looksie at the Padova Reserve collection in blush pink. Just one look and you can see that the Greenpan Padova cookware set in pink is a beautiful, aesthetic collection. The blush pink pots and pans with gold-tone handles are the epitome of many millennial…

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Egg Retrieval for IVF: Tips & Recovery

Egg retrieval- ultrasound machine.

Egg Retrieval Tips for your IVF cycle. Today I’m sharing my top tips to help you prepare and recover from an egg retrieval for IVF. It’s so exciting to get to egg retrieval. You finally get another step closer to your baby. You get to see just how many eggs you grew, how many are…

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Excision for Endometriosis Surgery: How to Prepare

Endometriosis Excision Surgery How to Prepare photo of hospital room. Bed, door, sink.

Are you preparing to have an excision for endometriosis surgery or are just considering one? These are the things that I did to prepare for my recent robotic-assisted laparoscopy surgery to remove endometriosis and adhesions. It should give you a good idea of what you need to do to prep for your own procedure. I…

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Stress of Infertility: 6 Ways to Cope with It

Stress of Infertility 6 Ways to Cope: Woman writing in journal.

This morning I was thinking about having a fertility mindset. What that means and how to cultivate it when you are dealing with the stress of infertility. If your body is your baby’s first home, what do you want that home to be like? We talk about nesting when you’re pregnant, but what about when…

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