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 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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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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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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5 Tips for Dealing with Infertility During the Holidays

Dealing with Infertility During the Holidays photo with syringes.

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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