Fertility

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

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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How to Relieve Period Pain

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

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

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 | Journal that says "Make it Happen" on the cover.

Affirmations for Embryo Implantation

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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