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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What to do when you’re overwhelmed

If you’re overwhelmed on your fertility journey, I believe you. There’s probably a lot pulling you in different directions. You legitimately have a lot of responsibilities and too much to do and think about. It might be because of fertility treatment, secondary infertility responsibilities, recurrent loss, egg freezing, or pregnancy. You’re drowning in your to-do […]

1 Way to Stop Overthinking About Your Fertility

Let’s talk about overthinking when we’re trying to get and stay pregnant. It’s extremely common. I know the feeling all too well. Thoughts about fertility and family planning can be all consuming, like an annoying song that’s blasting loudly in your ear that you just can’t turn off. The thoughts are there when you’re doing […]

Decision time! Choosing a fresh or frozen embryo transfer

You’re at a juncture and choosing whether to do a fresh or frozen embryo transfer (FET). Let me help if I can. In case you don’t know, this isn’t always something we have control over. An FET may be the only option if you’re at risk of OHSS and if you have a high Antral […]

How To Pay for Fertility Costs

If you’ve read part 1 then you’ve hopefully gained more clarity on how to face the financial needs of your fertility journey. Now it’s time to get into some of the nitty gritty tips for how you can create the financial plan that’s right for your family. This just scratches the surface in terms of […]