Posts in category "infertility"

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 »

Celebrate National Infertility Awareness Month: My Personal Journey

Infertility – it affects 7.3 million people…that’s as if infertility took over New York City.  That is how big it is! I write a special post every year to honor to National Infertility Awareness Month. It is a time to dedicate a post to all those currently dealing with infertility and for those who have... 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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A Letter To My Infertile Self

If I could write a letter to my then “infertile” self, telling her all the things I learned along the way, all my best advice, it would go something like this… Dear [infertile]self, As you read this you are probably in a deep dark place, wondering “why me”. I am here to tell you…the sun... Read more »

Postpartum Depression (I think I maybe sorta was a little)

Babies bring so much joy!  They are cuddly little snuggly cutie pies, that also completely flip your world upside down.  Along with my bundle of joy, came periods of extreme anxiety and sleeplessness. I thought “this is normal”, all new moms feel overwhelmed, underslept, and just plain out of it, RIGHT????? After you have a... Read more »

A Marathon of a Journey: How Marathons and IVF are Similar

I love to run, people who know me know I LOVE to run, especially marathons, it makes me ME!  It gives me energy while also calms me down. While going through infertility treatments, I stopped running all together.  I wasn’t allowed to train long distance, and at that point, I wanted to get pregnant so... Read more »
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When Are You Going To Get Pregnant (and all the questions that come along with it)

It seems the second you get married, the questions start…(and warning they won’t stop.  They evolve.) -When are you going to get pregnant? -You have been together for a while now (I love it when you get asked that ON your wedding night, it’s like really, let me get through my honeymoon first!!) -Are you... Read more »

Be an advocate for your fertility

Being your own advocate is something that has gotten my attention lately. When it comes to your health, you HAVE to be your own advocate.  Ask questions, and demand the time for them to be answered. With regards to fertility, it’s something I am passionate about.  I want to start talking about women feeling in... Read more »

Words That Describe Infertility

Starting a new tradition – list Wednesday!  Have a suggestion for a list?  Please leave it for me in comments or shoot me a line!  Would love to hear from you! Today’s list – Words That Describe Infertility A few weeks ago, I was skimming through Facebook and stumbled upon this post by Steve Wiens... Read more »
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Happy 1st Birthday Shine

What a fantastic first year it’s been! Since my daughter was born, Shine has been my second baby!  I have been living and breathing its development.  I can’t believe it’s been a year since my very first event! Shine’s Launch Event highlighted 6 amazing women (and dear friends of mine) sharing their infertility journey, offering... 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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