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 […]

When and If to Find out The Sex of Your Baby

If you’re deciding whether to find out the sex of your baby – or what is commonly called, finding out the gender – then you’re not alone. It can be a deeper thought process than you thought it would be. Finding out the sex can come with an emotional reaction, no matter when you find […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

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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. […]

Finally ready: what baby stuff to buy or put on a baby registry

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There’s no right timeline for when you’re ready to buy baby supplies. If you experienced infertility or loss or both, this can often be pushed back. Only you know the balance of what’s right for you emotionally, and what you need to realistically be ready for baby arrives (and can be earlier than expected). No […]

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 […]

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 […]

Miscarriage: what to expect at a D&C

I’m deeply sorry if you’re clicking on this post because you’ve had a miscarriage. I truly am. I hope you feel my compassion reaching out to you through your screen. As you go through your decisions or next steps with your D&C, these are some common questions and answers and what my experience was having […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 random life tips for your fertility journey

I put this list together because there’s so much to do to prepare for pregnancy and some parts can be forgotten. You might have already changed your diet, exercise regime, endocrine disruptor potential exposure, your mindset and so much more. But, here’s insider advice that you might not see in a brochure at your doctor’s […]