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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to support a friend dealing with infertility

If you know someone struggling with infertility, thank you for considering what it might be like to walk in their shoes. That’s why you’re reading this. You’re trying to empathize and be a supportive friend. Thank you. Your friend who’s experiencing infertility is going through a tender time and it’s common for friendships to be […]