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The Thyroid – Fertility Connection

Lauren Bennett | October 4, 2018

Written byAlyssa Hustedt, guest blogger Did you know that 1 in 8 women will experience a thyroid imbalance or disorder in their lifetime?  In addition to those diagnosed, there are many others who do not fit the medical criteria of thyroid disease but will feel the effects of poor thyroid function.  The thyroid gland influences almost every cell in your body and its hormones play a huge role in maintaining…

 

August 22: National Rainbow Baby Day

Lauren Bennett | July 31, 2018

What is a rainbow baby? A rainbow baby is a baby that is born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or passing away of an infant. These babies are the rainbow after the storm. They are a sign of hope, promise, healing, and remembrance. Here at What the Fertility, we want to celebrate these precious babes and honor the journey to their arrival. On August 22, we hope you will join us…

 

Waiting To Expect

Lauren Bennett | May 30, 2018

Written by Amy, guest blogger As I sit here due to turn 40 in a few months’ time, with my bump bumping into my laptop, half a tub of Ben and Jerry’s on the go and newly washed tiny clothes on the dryer, I think about Mother’s Day and that next year, it’s my turn. After TTC for four years, never having seen a positive test and two rounds of…

 

Channon Rose: Our Fertility Journey

Lauren Bennett | May 21, 2018

Channon Rose and her husband, Travis Dean, have been trying for their baby since 2015. Through years of surgeries, treatments, and a miscarriage, Channon has been open and documented her journey from day 1 through her vlog. Their journey is raw and real. And we are grateful for the awareness Channon and Travis are bringing to how infertility affects people’s lives. We’ll let her video do the talking! Watch Channon’s…

 

Lessons About Love and Loss

Lauren Bennett | May 2, 2018

Written by Sarah Banks, guest blogger I’ve often wondered how I would tell this story. Where do you even begin, after 10 years of infertility and loss, when the journey is still underway? I can still vividly remember the first miscarriage – it was 2008 and we had just moved to Colorado Springs. I was doubled over in excruciating pain, crying at work. I didn’t know I was pregnant, so…

 

Life After Two Pink Lines

Lauren Bennett | April 27, 2018

Written by Megan Elliot, guest blogger In December 2017, we went into our 4th and final round of IVF; a couple months before I had a laparoscopy to remove a cyst and I ended up having stage 4 endometriosis that was removed during that same surgery. We felt like a weight had been lifted off of us. Finally, this might be the answer to our infertility. We went in to…

 

 

From WTF Sisters: Successful Frozen Embryo Transfer Tips and Tricks

Lauren Bennett | April 17, 2018

Infertility isn’t a journey anyone should travel alone, and sometimes our biggest supporters are others we haven’t met physically, but have interacted with countless times through social media. Last month, a sister came to us with a question about what others did to help an embryo stick after a frozen transfer. We posted the question on our Instagram because we knew you would answer the call. You did not disappoint or…

 

When Family Answers The Call: From Sister-In-Law to Gestational Carrier

Lauren Bennett | April 4, 2018

Written by Cammie Heaton, guest blogger My husband and I began trying to start a family in 2013 when I was 27 and he was 29 and after a year of trying and no results, we made a doctor’s appointment. We were both checked up and down multiple times. I had countless scopes, surgeries, ultrasounds, and labs with no findings. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 22 years…

 

From WTF Sisters: The Best TTC Advice

Lauren Bennett | March 27, 2018

One thing (well, one of the many) that we love about the What The Fertility (WTF) community is the compassion towards others and willingness to share! Whether that means sharing stories, advice, tips, or just joining in on all the feels when someone is celebrating or needs a pick-me-up! Last month on our Instagram and Facebook pages, we asked you: “What was the best advice you were given while trying…

 

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