Posts in category "advice"

The Goal of Shine Fertility Becoming a non-profit Organization Has Been Achieved

I received one of the most fantastic phone calls today [while on the way to get my daughter from preschool] from my attorney!  My paperwork came back from the government that my “second child” aka Shine Fertility was officially a non-profit organization.  Whoot whoot – I was ecstatic!!!  I told my daughter (the motivation for this... Read more »

Father’s Day: 8 Ways for Dads-to-Be to Supercharge Their Fertility

by Dr. Allison K. Rodgers When we are kids, teens, and young adults, we think of Father’s Day as an occasion to celebrate our dads and grandfathers. As we get older and start thinking about having a family of our own, we think about the holiday also as a celebration of ourselves. For couples trying... Read more »

Letters to a New Mom: Coffee Will Get You Through Until It’s Acceptable to Drink Wine

Dear New Mom, You have probably heard it before, “it’s the hardest and most rewarding job you will ever have”. WOW that the truth. I’ve only been a mom for 3 years, 3 months, and 2 days, and here is my best advice (to date). This says it all: “the days are long, the years... Read more »

With A Little Help From My Friends

This post is dedicated to amazing resources or “friends” that range from help to creating your family to just help feeling more like yourself! ******** The first resource I want to feature is RG Adoption Consulting.  Rebecca Gruenspan, the founder, went through fertility struggles herself.  She learned a lot about herself and the adoption process... Read more »

National Infertility Awareness Month: Allison's Best Survival Tips

by Dr. Allison Rodgers It seemed to happen about twice a week.  Getting asked that question would feel like a sucker punch. I heard it everywhere….“So, when are you having another baby?” Usually it came from a co-worker, friend, or neighbor.  For them, this was as casual as: “what did you have for lunch” or... Read more »

Doctors Share 7 Biggest Fertility Misconceptions for National Infertility Awareness Week [from Fertility Centers of Illinois]

National study shows widespread lack of fertility knowledge among reproductive-age women.  Fertility Centers of Illinois physicians share the most common misconceptions they hear from patients. According to a national study released in Fertility & Sterility, infertility among reproductive-age U.S. women is widely misunderstood. While 40 percent were concerned about their ability to get pregnant, one-third didn’t understand... Read more »

Creating The Support You Need [Building Your Fertility Support Team]

Infertility is stressful, going at it alone makes it a billion times harder. You have your partner, but even they sometimes don’t “get” what you are going through!  We all know men and women think VERY differently! Men can “compartmentalize” feelings, “opening one box and closing another” – if that analogy makes sense. Women tend... Read more »
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    I am a wife to the love of my life and best friend, mommy to my Scooter, entrepreneur, infertility consultant and survivor, friend to women I think of as sisters, only daughter, cat lover (and furr mom to my two girls), city dweller, marathoner, fitness instructor, coffee-a-holic, pizza lovin, cookie connoisseur, iTunes junkie, overly organized, sports lover (I-L-L, I-N-I, BEAR Down), superstitious, glass half-full type of girl…who is immensely passionate about all things women’s health – ESPECIALLY infertility and overcoming it!

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