Fertility

Fertility Acronyms

By Katy | August 19, 2021

Once you delve into the world of fertility, you’ll quickly find so many fertility acronyms, abbreviations, and terms that can be so confusing. Why should you care about ART? Or EWCM? Why should an SA matter to your SO? You may come across these acronyms or words in other blog posts, social media posts, or…

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Shots for IVF Tips – Stimulation Shots

By Katy | July 16, 2021

If you’re starting your IVF journey, you might be a bit worried about the shots for IVF. There are several hormone shots you will probably have to do during the stimulation phase.  These shots can definitely be intimidating, especially if you hate shots.  Thankfully, there are several strategies that can help make these shots easier…

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How to Relieve Period Pain

By Katy | May 18, 2021

Unless things have changed a lot, they don’t cover how to relieve period pain in health class. They might tell you to take some ibuprofen or try using a heating pad but that’s about it. Nor do they cover conditions that affect many women like endometriosis (1 in 10) or PCOS (1 in 10). It’s…

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Endometriosis Affirmations

By Katy | March 11, 2021

Use these endometriosis affirmations throughout the month to welcome in healing, ease and freedom from endo.  Endometriosis can be a painful and debilitating condition. I know how exhausting it can be when it feels like your body is going to war with itself every month. But the more you focus and zero in on the…

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IVF Cycle Canceled? What to Do Next

By Katy | November 19, 2020

Have you had an IVF cycle canceled recently? Girl, I’m with ya. It sucks. It just does. Your hopes are up that this will be the cycle you finally get that beautiful, positive pregnancy test. You’ve already been injecting yourself with expensive meds daily and your hormones are going crazy. Then all those hopes come…

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Affirmations for Embryo Implantation

By Katy | October 1, 2020

These affirmations for Embryo Implantation can be used anytime on your fertility journey, whether you’re trying naturally or doing an IUI or IVF. They are perfect to use after ovulation, during the luteal phase of your cycle. I compiled this list of affirmations during the 2WW (two week wait) following our embryo transfer. You’ll notice…

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How to Prep for an IVF Cycle

By Katy | August 28, 2020

We’re getting ready for our 3rd IVF cycle, so today I’m sharing some tips on how to prep for an IVF fresh cycle. For our first cycle I was blissfully unaware how difficult it was going to be on my body. We actually had to cancel that very first cycle, since the stimulation phase did…

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Fertility Affirmations

By Katy | August 7, 2020

Using fertility affirmations can help you to maintain or create a positive and receptive mindset towards your fertility. This journey can be long and hard in every way – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Affirmations are statements that you use to help keep you from going into or staying in a dark place. They can…

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Progesterone in Oil Shot Tips

By Katy | June 2, 2020

Progesterone in Oil shots are tricky. They are intramuscular and so the needle is longer (1.5 inches) and thicker than the stimulation shots and they are injected into your upper glute muscle.  Quite literally, a pain in the butt.  When you are beyond ready to have your baby growing in your belly, a little pain…

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