5 Crazy IVF Superstitions (That Work!)

IVF is a crazy, unpredictable journey. Most of the process is completely out of your control – except for these 5 things. These are 5 easy superstitions and tricks you can try to improve your odds – they couldn't hurt!

Let’s be real for second: IVF sucks. In every way.

Sure, it’s a scientific wonder, and it’s amazing it even exists, and it’s helped thousands of people start families who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to (myself included). So, fine, it’s got that going for it.

But the worst part is, you can put yourself through all of the pain, agony, and expense of IVF, and it’s still not a guarantee.

So for me, when I went through it the first time, I researched everything — ev-er-y-thing — I could do to improve my odds. If it didn’t work, I wanted to know I’d done everything in my power to have the best odds possible. Continue Reading

Why You Should Listen to That Voice in Your Head

It's hard to trust in God's timing, and to listen to Him when He's telling us what to do. But this story proves why sometimes it's necessary to put all our trust and faith in Him, and let go!

If infertility has taught me anything, it’s that I am not in control. Of anything. Ever. And just when I start to think I am in control, I get knocked back to down to size.

This is one of those stories.

My husband and I had been talking about maybe, sort of, possibly, looking into trying for a second baby. Our embryo storage bill was looming in the next few months, serving as a big, expensive reminder that our future babies were there, just waiting for us.

“I’m just not ready,” I kept thinking.

“But it’s time,” a voice in my head kept responding. Continue Reading

The Infertility Guidebook: …and Beyond

When you've gone through all the infertility treatments known to man... what's next?

The worst thing about infertility is that there’s so much unknown. Within your own journey, the diagnostic process, treatment options, and even just how and why certain treatments do or don’t work.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment, unfortunately. Continue Reading

The Infertility Guidebook: Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

Everything you need to know about a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) when going through infertility treatments.

If you’re doing an FET, you’ve likely already completed at least one IVF cycle and either did a freeze-all, or had embryos left over after your fresh transfer; or you’re using donor embryos.

Either way, the good news is that this will be really, really easy compared to pretty much every other treatment plan up to this point. Continue Reading

The Infertility Guidebook: In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

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IVF… you’ve made it all the way here! First of all, I’m sorry. I’m sure it’s been a beatdown getting here, and it probably hurts your heart. You might be feeling like a failure; like you’ve let down yourself, your husband, your family, your bank account. You might be struggling with how to reconcile this with God. You might be struggling with how to reconcile this with your own plans and dreams. It’s a lot to work through. Continue Reading