Babe In My Belly


To the Momma Hurting this Mother’s Day

Lauren Bennett | May 8, 2020

Written by Ginny Helmer, Guest Blogger To the momma with empty arms, As I’m sitting here writing this, I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant with our miracle child. Our precious and oh-so-prayed-for rainbow baby boy. Yes, rainbow. Yes, miracle. For almost 2 years, my husband and I suffered through infertility. Our reproductive endocrinologist gave us a less than 5% chance of ever being able to conceive on our own. Therefore, I…

 

Be Kind to Yourself

Lauren Bennett | May 6, 2020

Written by Lauren Hudson, Guest Blogger I was diagnosed with Asherman’s Syndrome (Scarring inside the uterus) at 20 years of age a year after I had my first son. I had retained placenta, become infected and hemorrhaged during a D&C procedure and also when I woke in recovery, resulting in my diagnosis. This was the beginning. Immediately my dreams of a big family were squashed but never in a million…

 

IVF a Pandemic and Me

Lauren Bennett | April 21, 2020

Written by Laura Behnke, Guest Blogger Don’t worry, if it’s meant to be it will be. I absolutely hate that comment.  And I have heard it a lot lately.  Ever since I went public with the very true reality that because of a global pandemic I may never be a mother. If it’s meant to be it will be. So, does that mean there is a possibility I’m not supposed…

 

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…

 

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