5 Little Embryo’s Sittin’ in the Freezer

With my five healthy embryos safely waiting for me in the freezer, I worked on getting my body ready for transfer. I had two doctors appointments scheduled in the same day. The first appointment was for a Doppler ultrasound, which is a machine that emits sound waves into the uterus, to “view” the blood flow […]

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I Sent an Email…

I sent an email to our doctor asking what I needed to do, to transfer another embryo. It feels euphoric and I know it’s not something that we are ready for at this exact moment…but I have been having these strong pulls on my heart and my conscience, that it’s something I need to do. […]

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Day 13

I have reached the peak of withstanding the bloating, and the peak of nauseousness. It’s day 13 of IVF and I’m due to drive to Littleton for my daily blood draw and ultrasound. I started my day early, so I could get this over with. I made it to the office, waddled inside, checked in […]

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Throw Away the Masks

My story is raw and unfiltered, and I know it can be a bit scary or bring up too many emotions when reading. My purpose is to relate and offer compassion, not to conjur worry and fear. Each of our experiences are different and my goal is to connect our community. I strive to inspire […]

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Social Media and Infertility – The Things We Want to Post…but Don’t

It seems like every time I open up Facebook or Instagram, another woman is posting a pregnancy announcement, a gender reveal, pregnancy photo updates, or the birth of her child. Social media began to plague me with frustration, hurt and anger because it seemed so easy for everyone else to get pregnant, and I’m over […]

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For the Families and Friends

I hear the phrase, “my friend/family member read your blog and said it was so helpful.” I want to share that this blog is not only for the women experiencing infertility, but also for the friends and family who are looking for understanding as well as helpful tools to be supportive to their loved ones. […]

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Keeping the Faith

Every woman struggling to get pregnant has reached the point of feeling like giving up. We’ve all felt the feeling of defeat, the feeling of being overwhelmed, over worried, over stressed, and wanting to crumble to the floor and give up. It’s a natural and organic response to the challenges you were chosen to face. […]

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Practices to Strengthen Your Marriage While Navigating Through Infertility

I remember the extreme loneliness I felt at times once I found out we were not going to be able to conceive on our own. I felt the mounting pressure of our situation being my fault, I was broken, I’m the reason my husband doesn’t have children, I can’t give my husband and our families […]

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The Power in Experience – “It was never about me, it was about them”

It is human nature to feel sorry for oneself, and fall deeper into the abyss of emotions when we aren’t in a good place. But if we can find the strength within, to pick ourselves up and find the lesson in each experience, it will bring you closer to peace, closer to yourself, and closer […]

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