Fertility

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What is Endometriosis: Overview, Symptoms, Treatments

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 are…
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Fertility Resources

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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Egg Retrieval for IVF: Tips & Recovery

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

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

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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5 Tips for Dealing with Infertility During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time- especially if you’re going through infertility. You likely feel a slew of emotions as you go through each day with no shortage of triggers- a pregnant woman at a register, someone complaining about their children, kids crying or giggling in the next shopping aisle.  And then there’re the…
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Egg Quality Affirmations | Fertility Affirmations

Whether you’re TTC naturally or going through IVF, these affirmations for egg quality will help you with your mindset during your follicular phase or stims. I love choosing one affirmation to focus on each day. Repeating it constantly to myself is way better than focusing on all the things that could go wrong.  Try writing…
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How to Stay Positive When Trying to Conceive and Get Your Period

When you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, getting your period can be devastating. And you may be wondering just how to stay positive when trying to conceive but you got your period. Not only are you mourning the loss of what you hoped for (your BFP, finally), you may be dealing with lots…
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Fertility Acronyms

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

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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