Step-by-Step Progesterone-in-Oil Injection Tips {to Make Them a LITTLE Less Miserable}

Progesterone in Oil Injection Tips | A Step-by-Step process to making them less miserable.

Of all the tortures infertility brings – estrogen patches, clomid, metformin, twice daily stim injections, ultrasounds upon ultrasounds, daily blood draws – progesterone in oil is the ultimate torturer. The worst of the worst. The Bastard-King Joffrey.

But never fear – I’m here to help! I amassed some lifesaving tips and tricks throughout my three-month reign of PIO-terror. I won’t pretend they make the experience pleasant or completely painless, but I can guarantee they’ll make it ~less awful.~ Continue Reading

5 Things NOT to Say to Your Infertile Friend

5 Things NOT to Say to Your Infertile Friend | One Hangry Mama

Infertility is a sensitive topic, y’all. Most of us who’ve battled it, do it quietly and privately, hiding our constant pain behind the thinnest veil of fake happiness.

So if someone has actually confided in you with their infertility struggle, don’t screw it up. Or you might get punched.

Women fighting infertility are already warriors. But they’re warriors who are also juiced up on hormones and pent-up emotion, so the last thing you want to do is piss one of them off unwittingly.

Here are a few things to avoid saying, and some alternatives that may save you some bruising: Continue Reading

Are You a Masochist? Then Go On a Road Trip This Weekend

Road Trips with Baby | One Hangry Mama

Do you have the next three days off work? Do you have a small child? Do you hate yourself? Then by all means… Hit the road this weekend.

I’m sure you have grand visions for this trip: showing your kid quirky landmarks, playing fun car games, singing songs together as a family… It’ll be downright idyllic!

Well go ahead and set that picture on fire because that’s a better representation of the fresh hell that awaits you on the open road. Continue Reading