Skincare Products to Ditch If You’re Pregnant or Trying

When you’re trying to conceive or are pregnant, there are lots of changes to make to your life either a while ago or recently. You’re double checking what you’re eating, making changes to your alcohol and caffeine intake, reviewing supplements, and evaluating your exercise habits and stress levels. One more task to add to this […]

A Long List of Fertility Tests

There’s no master Fertility Test that rules them all that can provide you with a clear answer to how your overall fertility is doing. Too bad, right? Plus, fertility is a multipart and multi system game: sperm + egg + uterus + overall health + genetics + environmental and social factors + healthcare. That said, […]

Reciprocal IVF: Questions to Ask Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Doctor

If you’re an LGBQT+ couple and either of you could use your eggs or to potentially carry and birth a baby from either of your bodies, there are many options and considerations if you’ve decided on in vitro-fertilization (IVF), and even if you haven’t yet. With so many decisions, overwhelm can follow like a tailgating […]

How to Know When or If You’re Ovulating

There are a few reasons why you might be checking in on your ovulation, or lack of. If you’re trying to get pregnant, then learning about if or when you’re ovulating can help ensure you’re giving yourself the best chance to conceive on your own or with some assistance like timed intercourse (TI) with or […]

Endometriosis on Your Fertility Journey: fast facts

If you’re wondering if you have endometriosis (I’ll just call it endo) or you’ve been diagnosed and are trying to get and stay pregnant, then you’re in good company. It’s a journey within a journey to your baby. Here are some fast facts about a complex disease that is immunological and under-researched, like women’s health […]

Canadians: how to get money back for your fertility medical expenses

Updated: January 2024. Calling Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are fertility warriors that have paid thousands of dollars in medical expenses. It’s that time of year to file your taxes. It can be an annoying to-do that you put off or it can be a welcome distraction while you’re waiting on your fertility journey, […]

Tips for Buying At-home Pregnancy Tests

There are a lot of decisions at every step on your journey toward a baby but this one might seem less important: which pregnancy test to choose. Sometimes making a little decision can make the whole process less overwhelming. I like it when something is finally easy for you because I’m been in your shoes […]

How to Use Instagram When You’re TTC and Stay Pregnant

Interracial couple are lying on their bed looking at their laptop

When I first started trying to conceive I wasn’t on Instagram. I didn’t think of it. I wish I had because once I was it filled a void. It gave me part of the connection and community that I was craving. Plus, I started to learn about more fertility terms. It might for you too. […]

IVF journals, planners and colouring books, oh my

There are so many feelings to sort through on your IVF journey. I remember the shock, the anguish, the excitement (sort of), the overwhelm, the anticipation – it was a lot. Sometimes it was all at the same time. You get it, right? It’s no wonder that many, many fertility warriors have put together their […]

Start here: trying to become a single parent by choice

More and more people are trying to get pregnant on their own without a romantic partner or co-parent. Plus, there are new support systems. That said, all of that is highly dependent on where in the world you live. For this reason and many others, deciding whether to enter into your fertility journey single takes […]

Important Information If You’re Doing PGT-A: Mosaic Embryos

Mosaic embryos are the talk of the fertility town and the focus of this post. If you’re making the decision whether to do PGT-A on your embryo(s), then read this post about considerations because it’s a nuanced decision that is unique to you (and your partner). What’s missing in my previous post are mosaics. There’s […]

How to be more hopeful on your fertility journey

If you’re on your fertility journey and have had doubts about being able to build the family you desire, then you aren’t a stranger to the ups and downs of hope. When I was trying to get and stay pregnant I was surprised how my hope would play hide and seek with every BFN (big […]