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Infertility and the Road to Comedy

Lauren Bennett | October 18, 2018

Written by Meirav Z, guest blogger and creator of “Inconceivable” I never thought I’d one day talk so much about infertility.  And it would be about me.  And I definitely never would’ve guessed it could be funny. So first off, blogging isn’t easy for me. I’d much rather stand on a stage in front of lots of people with a bright spotlight on me.  Really. My name is Meirav (pronounced May-rahv).  I’ve experienced…

 

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…

 

Dear Baby

Alexis DelChiaro | September 11, 2018

Written By, Katherine Goodman Dear Baby, I thought I had it all figured out. I knew exactly what would happen. After being married for 2 years, we would have you, and then every 18-24 months, I’d have another baby, and we’d complete our family with probably 4 children, before I turned 30 years old. You would have dark hair, your dad’s olive skin, my big smile, light brown eyes, and…

 

Timing is Everything: How Ava Helped a Thousand Women

Lauren Bennett | August 24, 2018

It’s true that for some couples, getting pregnant is as easy as one night of fun. But, here’s the dirty little secret that we don’t talk about: It’s not always that easy for everyone because conceiving is really all about timing. No, not only the big picture timing of family and career planning, but also timing in the cycle. When you know your cycle, you can double your chances of…

 

Our Rae of Sunshine

Lauren Bennett | August 21, 2018

Written by Kathleen Hedges, guest blogger If you asked me at age 5 what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would answer quickly and with such pride “a mom!” I grew up with that dream of motherhood forever in my mind. On January 3, 2014, I met the man of my dreams, we quickly decided on forever and both of us wanted a family so when we…

 

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…

 

Mindful Responses to Mindless Infertility Questions

Lauren Bennett | July 2, 2018

Written by Tiffany Johnston, WTF contributor For those of us who are unfortunate enough to be fluent in the language of infertility, there are few words, so innocuously strung together, that are more likely to elicit a punch in the face as when we are asked “Are you guys having kids?” or  “Will you be having another?” When you’ve struggled with infertility these types of questions will never be a…

 

Fat to Fertile

Lauren Bennett | June 6, 2018

Written by Nicola Salmon, guest blogger I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t on a diet. Every positive thing I did for my health (and there were lots) was a weight loss attempt in disguise. I started a couch to 5K running program and limped round a couple of 10K running events. I tried a shake replacement diet. I went paleo. I brewed and drank disgusting Chinese herbs. I…

 

The Waiting and Waiting and Waiting Game

Lauren Bennett | May 15, 2018

By Rachel Roth, guest blogger When people would find out that we struggled with infertility, two topics were commonly brought up: fertility treatment options and adoption. My husband and I came to adoption after exhausting our fertility treatment options financially and emotionally. (If you don’t know my story, you can read about it here). We researched agencies and different types of adoptions. Upon choosing an agency, they told us that…

 

From the Pain a Project Is Born – Nine 16 Designs

Lauren Bennett | May 11, 2018

Written by Shannon Hughes, guest blogger Once upon a time, my husband and I had the conversation about building our family and after about 2 minutes, we decided that it was time to start trying. Little did we know that it was not going to be as fun and stress free as they make it seem. Flash forward 3 years, and there were still no babies in our house. Something…

 

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