Fertile Talk


As we know, the journey to parenthood can often be a rollercoaster. You have days of excitement and elation, in addition to those of disappointment and uncertainty. Let's travel this wonderful journey together and make some new friends along the way!

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  • Current research and news related to fertility and TTC (trying to conceive)
  • TTC thoughts and discussions
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National Infertility Week!

It seems fitting that National Infertility Week would follow Easter; the holiday of bunnies and eggs.  As we celebrate the renewal and awakening of spring, it is also a time that we often reflect on the struggles that we have endured over the year.  By springtime we are often exhausted from another year of TTC.

Should You Take Aspirin While TTC?

If you are currently TTC and have had prior miscarriages, your doctor may have prescribed you a low dose of aspirin to take on a daily basis.  This common practice is based on prior medical research that shows that aspirin can help prevent further miscarriages. 

Is Your Nose an Ovulation Predictor?

Did you know that your sense of smell intensifies when you are on the verge of ovulation?  As your eggs are preparing to release, you are suddenly more sensitive to the morning smell of coffee, the roses in the garden, the popcorn in the microwave and the perfume that the lady sitting next to you is wearing.

Identical Triplets!

Did you hear about the Dooley family from California?  They made fertility news by giving birth to identical triplets!  What makes their story even more unusual is that they conceived them naturally, without fertility drugs. Also adding to the story is that multiples don’t even run in their family!!!

2014 TTC New Year's Resolutions!

So it is that time of year again.  An opportunity to reflect on the time that has passed and look ahead to what the upcoming year has to offer.  There are many of us who have similar goals; lose weight, exercise more, eat better etc…. 

The Magic of Brussel Sprouts!

Looking to boost your fertility?  You may want to pick up some brussel sprouts the next time you head down the produce aisle at the grocery store.

Turns out that these little bundles of cabbage are an awesome addition to your TTC tool box! 

Ready... Set.... Go! It's Off to the Races!

How much time do you think there is between sex (penetration and ejaculation) and egg fertilization?  3 hours? 6 hours? 12 hours? 1 day?

Believe it or not, it can only take a little more than an hour from start to finish!

On a good day, it can look something like this:

30 minutes for the sperm to make their way to the fallopian tubes.


Are Carrots Good For Sperm Health?

Maybe the bunnies are onto something here!  They are known for multiplying with ease and surely live up to their reputation around our house.  We have tons of new wild bunnies running through our yard each year.  They are always munching on the grass and enjoying all our hard work in the garden. 

Endometrial Scratching

Are you thinking about giving IVF a try?  If so, this new procedure will be of interest to you!  Researchers have found a way to significantly increase the odds of a successful pregnancy after using IVF!

How you might ask? 

Mercier Therapy

I recently picked up a book written by Dr. Jennifer Mercier called, Women’s Optimal Pelvic Health from the local book store.  I was paging through it and noticed something called, Mercier Therapy.  Have you heard of it before?  I hadn’t, but was intrigued. 

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By TTC veteran and mother of two, Elizabeth Andrews.