Best Fertility Books

Today we’re looking at some great books regarding fertility and women’s health. I wanted to share some of the best fertility books I’ve found that you may find helpful. Whether you’re wanting to conceive naturally or if you’re doing IVF, IUI, or FET these books can help. I tend to prefer hard copies because it’s…

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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

Music for Manifesting Pregnancy: Ultrasound machine, headphones, and pregnant woman holding her baby bump.

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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Embryo Transfer Affirmations

embryo transfer affirmations. Image shows a blastocyst ready for transfer.

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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Recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake Smoothie

recipe for pineapple upside down cake smoothie: whole pineapple, chopped pineapple and blended smoothie.

This pineapple upside down cake smoothie recipe is a delicious way to enjoy some fresh pineapple.  It’s great if you’re post-embryo transfer or in the 2 week wait and looking to get in that pineapple core. The extra bromelain (especially in the core) is supposed to help with embryo implantation. Plus, it’s just a super…

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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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