How McDonald’s French Fries Can Help Your IVF Cycle

McDonald's French Fries are a tried & true IVF superstition -- take them on the way home for a little boost of luck!

There are very few benefits to suffering through IVF and infertility, in general. Like, pretty much none at all.

But, in the name of looking-on-the-bright-side, I’ve got a teeny, tiny, microscopic little benefit to share with you:

McDonald’s French Fries could increase your chances of getting pregnant. 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)

The Infertility Guidebook | One Hangry Mama

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