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Nourishing Hope

Lauren Bennett | March 30, 2020

Written by Consumer Advocates, Guest Blogger As closely as we watch our bodies while trying to conceive—from tracking our cycles to charting our temperatures to studying our cervical changes—it’s amazing how many women experiencing infertility are still surprised when they get pregnant. But preparing to be pregnant is actually part of the job of trying to get pregnant. That’s why the medical community recommends both women and men pay close…

 

We Are Not Incompetent

Lauren Bennett | February 14, 2020

Written by Rebecca Paradis, Guest Blogger Hi Friends, My name is Becca. I’m an ER nurse living in Alaska with my husband, Aaron, and fur baby, Abby.  Aaron and I have been trying to conceive for a year now.  It’s been a year of dedicated cycle tracking, basil body temps, cervical symptoms, all the things.  Every month that goes by we become more settled into the idea that having a…

 

Infertility is Bigger than Babies

Lauren Bennett | February 5, 2020

Written by Guest Contributor, Tiffany Johnston Let’s talk a bit about the psychological warfare that is infertility. For those that have been following our story with What The Fertility, we began sharing about our journey about 3 years ago. We experienced a large number of failed treatments, loss of hope and eventually a few miracles. Just over a year ago I shared that we were pregnant naturally via video on…

 

Conceiving With Love: Increasing Fertility, Healing Shame

Lauren Bennett | January 2, 2020

Written by Denise Wiesner, Guest Blogger I recently received an email from a 43 year old patient who wrote about her journey in coming to terms with the sexual molestation she experienced at only five years old. Like so many young victims, she was threatened not to speak a word, a threat she took to heart for most of her life. But in this email, she discussed trying to dismantle…

 

Creative Ways to Remember Your Angel Baby This Season

Lauren Bennett | December 13, 2019

Written by Alexis Marie Chute, Guest Blogger If your heart has been broken by the loss of a child in miscarriage, stillbirth or any time after delivery, the holidays may be tough. It’s a season that emphasizes children, family and togetherness. All the things bereaved parents yearn for.  When a baby dies, no matter what the age of the fetus or the child may have been, parents are left shaken,…

 

Infertility and the Holidays

Lauren Bennett | December 5, 2019

Written by Danisha Keating, Guest Blogger I was pregnant in July and lost the baby in September. I thought the hardest part about infertility was seeing “negative” on my pregnancy tests, but something is starting to slowly sink in…. Holidays and infertility.  The common questions are just around the corner, “Have you guys considered trying?” or “What about trying now?” or “Do you even want children?” or the little comments of…

 

My Pregnancy Gave Me Cancer

Lauren Bennett | November 21, 2019

Written by Michelle Velez, Guest Blogger Hi my name is Michelle Velez and I want to share my story of how my pregnancy gave me cancer. What happened to me is very rare – one in 40,000 pregnancies – but what caused it is a lot more common and it bothers me that most people have never heard of it. I’m a wife, mother of two, and local news anchor…

 

Our Rainbow Baby; A True Miracle

Lauren Bennett | November 13, 2019

Written by Vishakha Deora, of Teekri.com, Guest Blogger I wear my rainbow-colored Teekri ring for a reason. It’s a symbol of strength and an ode to the baby we lost, and the amazing one we gained. When we first found out we were pregnant, it completely took us by surprise.  We had talked about starting a family but didn’t think it would happen so fast.  However, we embraced the news…

 

Infertility to IVF Success

Lauren Bennett | November 8, 2019

Written by Monique Farook, Guest Blogger My name is Monique. I am a stay at home mom & wife. My husband and I were married for two years before we sought the help of a reproductive endocrinologist. My desire to have a child was burning inside of me and it quickly became my obsession. At the time of the first treatment in 2012, I was 29 years old and the…

 

Cherished Embryos

Lauren Bennett | September 24, 2019

Written by Katie Aist, Guest Blogger Privilege. Honor. Gift. These are the words that will always accompany my small painting business, Cherished Embryos. About a year ago, while selling my original paintings to raise money for the adoption of our daughter, a friend came to me with a very special request. Her journey to motherhood, like so many who walk through infertility, was long and difficult, but resulted in two beautiful…

 

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