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FertileGirl: Empowering Women Through Conversation and Nutrition

Lauren Bennett | November 28, 2017

What The Fertility had the opportunity to interview Allison Kasirer, founder of FertileGirl, a pre-pregnancy nutrition company. We love the mission she is on to empower women by changing the conversation around fertility and focusing on creating and keeping our bodies healthy. (Psst…be sure to read all the way through to get a coupon code for 15% off the FertileGirl superfood nutrition bars)! 1. Thank you so much for taking…

 

What The…? Will Work For IVF Coverage

Lauren Bennett | November 26, 2017

The Scoop: According to a report by FertilityIQ, there has been an increase in companies who are offering infertility treatment coverage to their employees. Among these are companies like Starbucks, Pinterest, Bank of America, and Facebook. How amazing is that?! Just a few years ago, this would have been unheard of. Shout out to the employers who are with the times and get how important this is! Tell Us: Do…

 

What The…? To Sue Or Not To Sue

Lauren Bennett | November 17, 2017

The Scoop: A New York fertility clinic is being sued by two couples over donated eggs that resulted in the birth of children with a genetic defect known as Fragile X syndrome. The couples say the clinic should have tested the donors to screen the women for the condition and are suing for the cost of raising a disabled child. The clinic says “Hold on. This happened years ago. Why sue now?”…

 

Waiting on an Angel

Lauren Bennett | November 9, 2017

Written by Lauren Bates, guest blogger Hi, there! My name is Lauren. My husband, Ryan, and I are attorneys and live in Encinitas, California. After a several year-long journey, we recently adopted a beautiful baby girl and in light of World Adoption Day, I am honored to share our story. We always wanted a family, so we started trying shortly after we were married in 2013. After trying for a…

 

Seven Nights In The NICU

Birkley Kuykendall | September 12, 2017

Written by Nadine Bubeck, guest blogger As I sit here 33 weeks pregnant with my third child, I can’t help but picture where I was at 33 weeks pregnant with my first. I was in the hospital. On bed rest. It’s kind of weird for me to mentally reminisce, as now my first born is going on four years old- an active, handsome, healthy young boy. I want to press…

 

Do You Believe In Miracles?

Birkley Kuykendall | August 29, 2017

Written by Shelly Blanco, guest blogger My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We met when we were 16 years old and I knew instantly he’d be mine forever. We married in our early 20’s and spent the first 5 years of our marriage building a home and traveling the world together. It wasn’t until we turned 28 that we decided to begin our journey to be parents. After…

 

About A Boy

Birkley Kuykendall | August 24, 2017

Written by Wendy Garafalo, guest blogger This is a story about a boy, his diagnosis, and the way LOVE can shift everything…. My son Luca, has autism. It still feels strange to write it, but it’s our truth and it’s something we’ve embraced and learned to love. Luca was an amazing baby, slept well, ate well. He had an incredible way of letting me know when he was done and…

 

Understanding Post Partum Depression

Alexis DelChiaro | August 21, 2017

•By Dr. Kendra Segura, Guest Blogger The birth of a baby is a time of joy and precious memories. For some women, however, it can be anything but joyous; instead it is filled with self-doubt, and overwhelming guilt. Unfortunately, it is still shameful, these days, for a mother to admit feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or irritated, following the birth of their child; and they feel too ashamed to ask for help.…

 

A Mom On A Mission

Birkley Kuykendall | August 8, 2017

•Written by Heather Bienz, Guest Blogger In May 2015 I lost my 2nd daughter, Reagan, to Turner Syndrome and delivered her still-born during my 25th week of pregnancy. Ten short months later I lost my 3rd daughter, Hannah, to Turner Syndrome as well. Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that occurs when all or part of one of the female X chromosomes is lost before or soon after the time…

 

Our Double Rainbow

Alexis DelChiaro | July 19, 2017

•By Kristie Rossi, Guest Blogger “You’re going to be a big brother!!” I remember saying these words to my 15 month old son, Brady, shortly after getting my positive pregnancy test. I just knew this was the baby brother we had prayed for. I immediately called my mom and sisters and made a “Big Brother” shirt for Brady for our “formal announcement” to the world. The “Big Brother” shirt. A…

 

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