Fertility

Progesterone in Oil Refill: IVF Medication + Unboxing

For our next cycle I needed to order a progesterone in oil refill. So I figured I’d give you a quick unboxing post just so you know what to expect. After our latest FET failed our doctor wanted to have us do an ERA test to check for when my endometrial lining is most receptive. …
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Music for Manifesting Pregnancy

I really love the idea of using music as a tool for manifesting what you want- in this case pregnancy. Music is excellent for helping you to feel and process different emotions. Music has always had a way of helping me through difficult situations. Whether it’s listening to songs that match my mood or the…
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Natural FET Cycle (Frozen Embryo Transfer)

This month we are doing a natural FET (frozen embryo transfer) cycle instead of a medicated cycle.  In a medicated cycle you take medication like estradiol or Estrace as estrogen support to help encourage the growth of your uterine lining. This starts at the beginning of your cycle. For a natural cycle you wait to…
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Endometriosis Excision Surgery: Hospital Bag Essentials

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

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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NEW! IVF Tracker Journals: Organize Meds, Appointments, Test Results

I am so thrilled to announce that my IVF tracker journals are now available on Amazon! For my first three rounds of IVF, I would come back from my appointments with sticky notes or scraps of paper with my medication instructions. I’d then scribble on little checkmarks and R’s or L’s to keep track of…
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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…
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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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