September 28.Reading time 24 minutes.
What’s the difference between a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy,
and what do they have to do with infertility?
If you’re like us and have gone through extensive testing only to find little to no problems and still aren’t getting pregnant, your doctor might be able to find the reason why with these procedures.
September 14.Reading time 5 minutes.
Our first IVF treatment was quite the adventure, as it is for most. There are lots of emotions, and so many new things you learn about your body and reproduction, you know, the things you’re not taught in your fifth grade sex-ed class. Like most things in life, the IVF experience is unique to each person, each couple, and the details of your fertility journey.
So, what are the first couple weeks of an IVF cycle like?
What can you expect?
August 31.Reading time 21 minutes.
An IUI procedure often falls somewhere in the middle, costing couples only a few hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars, still offering a more affordable option to becoming pregnant.
So, who can benefit from an IUI procedure, and is it worth it?
August 17.Reading time 15 minutes.
Remember, this is a trying and sensitive time in your parenting journey. Emotions are high, and hormones might be all out of whack. Between the stress and medications, your body will physically be in a foreign state which can take its tole.
You want someone who is wholeheartedly in this with you…
July 20.Reading time 24 minutes.
Building a family can look so different, for so many people. For some it comes easy, for others it doesn’t. And even for others, there are surprises along the way!
What do you do when you suspect you might dealing with infertility after some time trying to conceive? How long should you try to conceive before seeking medical advice? And when you decide to explore your options, where do you even begin?
July 6.Reading time 42 minutes.
There are so many beneficial things you can do to help improve your chances of conception, and quickly. Ideally, you would want to start detoxing your body and consuming the proper nutrients a year prior to conception. If you are just starting to think about growing your family in the next year, start doing these things now! However, you may be on the opposite end of the spectrum and perhaps have been TTC for years and may have already started fertility treatments. Wherever you may be in your journey, adding these things to your daily routines and regimens can help support a healthy pregnancy, and may help to heal your body naturally of any fertility struggles you have endured.
June 29.Reading time 13 minutes.
If you’re ready to move forward but want to know about getting started… here is some other information that you may find helpful, like how much it costs, how to cover those costs, and which medications are used during an IVF cycle.
June 22.Reading time 21 minutes.
Venturing into the IVF world can be daunting, especially when infertility treatments were not in your original conception plans. There are so many different treatment variables, medications, appointments, and verbiage you may be completely unfamiliar with. High school biology doesn’t compare to the amount of knowledge you will learn about reproduction and learning your own body through the process of infertility and pursuing fertility treatments.
So, where do you begin? Who is IVF for? Is this something you could benefit from?
May 8.Reading time 39 minutes.
With all the paperwork we’re handed left and right as foster parents, it can be overwhelming trying to find the right place for it all! It can be a hassle not to mix up papers between kids, and even worse to lose important documents! With our very first placement, we…