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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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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How to Stay Positive When Trying to Conceive and Get Your Period

How-to-Stay-Positive-While-TTC-and-Got-Period cup of tea, open book and granola in a small bowl.

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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IVF Cycle Canceled? What to Do Next

IVF Cycle Cancelled What to do Next - Couple hugging in field

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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How to Prep for an IVF Cycle

How to Prep for IVF Cycle. Stimulation shot vials, syringes and needles.

We’re getting ready for our 3rd IVF cycle, so today I’m sharing some tips on how to prep for an IVF fresh cycle. For our first cycle I was blissfully unaware how difficult it was going to be on my body. We actually had to cancel that very first cycle, since the stimulation phase did…

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Progesterone in Oil Shot Tips

Progesterone in Oil vial, syringe and needles. | Katydidliving.com

Progesterone in Oil shots are tricky. They are intramuscular and so the needle is longer (1.5 inches) and thicker than the stimulation shots and they are injected into your upper glute muscle.  Quite literally, a pain in the butt.  When you are beyond ready to have your baby growing in your belly, a little pain…

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