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

The Infertility Guidebook: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI (or artificial insemination) is a big step in infertility treatments – get all the info on the process here.

You’re ready for an IUI! This one is exciting. For me, this protocol felt like the first real fertility treatment. Artificial insemination – the ol’ turkey baster method – like you hear about in movies and TV shows all the time, right? Sort of. Continue Reading

The Infertility Guidebook: Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE) Consult

The RE consult can be an intimidating part of the infertility process, but it may be the best decision you ever make. Check out this guidebook for what to expect at your first RE appointment!

So, at this point, you’ve probably already had some initial testing done through your OB/GYN, and maybe you’ve done a few rounds of Clomid, with no success.

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably filled with anxiety at the mere idea of having to see an infertility doctor and being branded “infertile.” I get it. I cried and cried and cried when we were sent off to our fertility doctor. It felt like such an ominous, daunting step, and I was not emotionally ready for it. Continue Reading