6 Ways To Be More Gentle with Yourself

Each of us has a unique fertility journey. Fertility isn’t fair. It’s like health in general. It’s absolutely true that healthcare systems and the social fabric of where and when we live affects us differently and all aspects of fertility. This means that a lot of us experience fertility set-backs, such as infertility, experiencing one […]

Travelling Far for Fertility Treatment: pros & cons

The number of people travelling a long distance for fertility treatment is on the rise. Anecdotally, the top 3 most common reasons to travel for fertility treatment are 1) there aren’t any local options, 2) to save money, 3) or there are more appropriate options elsewhere that aren’t available locally. Some potential clinics might be […]

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, […]

Publicly Funded IVF and IUI Programs Across Canada

Updated: April 2024 If you’re looking into funding for your intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) then look no further. This is a rundown of what you can expect from government funded fertility procedures in your province or territory. Anything that’s not covered, make sure to hang on to the receipts or save […]

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, […]

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 […]

Reasons an IUI or embryo transfer failed and what to do

Having an embryo transfer or an IUI fail can be anywhere from disappointing to utterly devastating and like the world just fell apart; yet, the world keeps going in an eery and heartbreaking way. There’s nothing I can write to take those feelings away. They’re your feeling to move through. Eventually you will make decisions […]

Gifts to receive or buy on your TTC journey

Anytime is the right time for gift giving but December is when exchanges happen more than any time in the year for a lot of us. But whether you’re reading this in December or July or near your birthday, you might want to consider these items for your fertility journey either for yourself or asking […]