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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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Should I Douche While TTC?

Should I douche while trying to conceive?Should you or shouldn’t you?

It seems like the question we start asking ourselves on a daily basis once we have decided to try and get pregnant.

Should I drink coffee?
Should I use a lubricant?
Should I take a supplement?
Should I continue running?
Should I eat fish?

New Year’s Resolution #1; Getting Ready for a Baby!

Baby New Years ResolutionsAs far as resolutions go, I tend to make them and then fall short each year. So here for everyone to read, I resolve to follow through with each item on my list this year!

If getting pregnant is on your resolution list, here are some ideas to get you started!

1. Check your medicine cabinet-

Soy(Intralipid) + IVF = a Much Better Chance of Pregnancy!!!

Female infertilityIf you are having the conversation with your doctor about trying IVF (in-vitro fertilization), you have undoubtedly already spent a lot of time struggling with infertility.  Blood tests, ovulation predictor kits, BBT temping and tracking, supplements, ultrasounds, doctor’s appointments….

New Fertility Procedure for Ovarian Cancer Survivors- Arms and Eggs!

Ovarian Cancer EggsAn exciting new procedure will be taking place in India next month!  They will be giving ovarian cancer survivors the opportunity to experience pregnancy and motherhood.

Could Steam Baths Help You Get Pregnant?

Steam Baths and PregnancyThe trend these days is to include holistic treatments as part of your TTC (trying-to-conceive) plan.  Acupuncture…. massage…. and now steam baths!

These aren’t your typical steam baths however.  Their origin is in Korea, where women take part in these “female” steam baths to help regulate menstrual cycles, increase fertility, reduce stress and aid in other health related issues.

Learn About Female Infertility With Your ABCs

Female infertilityIf you have been trying to conceive for what feels like forever, you have probably spent hours asking yourself, “Why can’t I get pregnant?”  For some, there are specific medical answers.  But for many others, the best they get from their doctor is an “unexplained fertility” diagnosis. 

I Found a Treasure- An OvaCue Fertility Monitor Support Blog!

Fertility Monitor

If you are keeping track of your morning body temps as part of your TTC (trying-to-conceive) plan, you would probably love the OvaCue Fertility Monitor.  I have been using mine for awhile now and can’t imagine living without it!!! 

 

What I appreciate about it is:

Amazing IVF, IUI and ICSI 3D Animated Videos

IVF Video

If you have been actively TTC’ing for over a year with no success, your doctor has probably suggested some sort of fertility testing and treatment.  He or she may have even recommended moving forward with IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization), an IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) or ICSU (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection). 

Multiple Miscarriages…. Could it be APS?

Multiple MiscarriagesAPS or Antiphospholipid Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes excessive blood clots in the arteries and veins.  These blood clots are not choosey and can wreak havoc on any organ.

Saturated Fats and Sperm Don't Mix!

Saturated Fats and SpermBacon, sausage, ham, butter, cheese……………

Does this sound like the mainstay of your husband or partner’s diet?  If so, there is new evidence out there recommending that you stay away from fatty foods such as these while you are TTC (trying-to-conceive).

Ovulation Calculator

Format: 5/19/2019
Increase your chances of getting pregnant! Our Ovulation Calculator will help you predict when you ovulate - your prime time for becoming pregnant.

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By TTC veteran and mother of two, Elizabeth Andrews.