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Family, Infertility + IVF

Pregnancy after Infertility- For the Mama who Had To Wait

Towards the end of last year I was invited to guest post by the lovely Crystal at mommythrives.com. You can check the post out here, and you can also read it below. Needless to say, the subject of IVF is one that is very close to my heart, and pregnancy after any kind of struggle, while an amazingly triumphant feeling, can raise some pretty real emotions. And like most things infertility related, its just not talked about enough. So for the ...
Family, Infertility + IVF

Questions to ask at your first IVF Consultation

Your first IVF consultation can be overwhelming to say the least, you have so many burning questions to ask and probably a few concerns as well. With so many things swirling around your head it’s easy to forget to ask everything you want to ask. Personally I highly recommend writing out a list of questions in advance and bringing them along with you, plus a pen and paper to take notes. It’s also easy to forget the answers to the questions ...
Family, Infertility + IVF

8 Tips to Balance IVF + A Full Time Job

There’s no nice way to put this, IVF is HARD. And if you are working full time like I was, it’s going to be even more challenging. Think of IVF as another full-time job on the side, the kind of job where they don’t tell you your hours in advance, and you kinda just have to drop everything and go whenever they say so. Maybe you’re super lucky and work for yourself, or you work for a company who is really flexible and understanding. I went ...
Family, Infertility + IVF

IVF Survival Guide Part 2: The Physical Edit

Below are a list of things that really helped get me through the IVF process. You’ll see that some are clearly more ‘essential’ than others, but I wanted to give you a complete overview of all the things that I relied on to make my IVF cycles as comfortable as possible. Disclaimer: this blog post may contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost to you). You can read ...
Family, Infertility + IVF

IVF Survival Guide Part 1: The Emotional Edit

In a two-part series I’m looking at various things that are going to help you ‘survive’ your upcoming IVF cycle. Part one is all about the emotional side of things to help keep you as sane as possible. Part 2 will look at the more physical things you can do to keep yourself  as comfortable as possible. IVF is tough, there’s no doubt about it. It’s emotional, it’s physical, not to mention disruptive, expensive, ...