After taking a few weeks following our miscarriage to discuss everything, my husband and I have decided to do another round of IVF. However, we don’t want our end result to be the same as it was this time. We want to end up with leftover embryos and a viable pregnancy. To ensure this eventuality, serious changes to diet and lifestyle are in order. Before … Continue reading IVF Round Two: Improving Egg Quality
“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” ~ Anna Quindlen Since beginning this blog over a year ago, I have had the amazing opportunity to do a lot of travelling. I’ve always enjoyed exploring new places, and returning to my favorite cities, but this year the experiences were so much different. My travels this year began with a … Continue reading Moving on from Ariadne’s String: Infertility and Adventures
“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ~Dr. Steve Maraboli Deciding to start IVF was not the first step on our new journey. A lot of choices led to our decision. After some much needed vacation therapy in Europe this summer, IVF was the next logical step. Part of me wanted to dive in as soon as … Continue reading Deciding on the Time to Begin IVF
“And suddenly you just know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” ~Meister Eckhart I can still remember, when I was quite young, standing in the grocery store and reading magazine covers that talked about this celebrity or that celebrity undergoing IVF to have a baby. I definitely didn’t know what it was at the time, but I just have … Continue reading We Begin Again: Starting IVF
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life…….” Akshay Dubey Things that were once really difficult for me seem to be getting easier lately. For the first few years that we were trying to get pregnant, and especially once I was diagnosed with endometriosis and infertility, I had a really difficult time seeing pregnancy announcements. Don’t get … Continue reading Healing
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” ~Ziad K. Abelnour I was so touched when my longtime friend, Sarah approached me about doing a Lularoe fundraiser for our IVF fund with her consultant, Loni Waltasti. I have known Sarah since I was in eighth grade…so almost 20 years…woah. We both acted at … Continue reading Lularoe Fundraiser for Samantha & Mark’s IVF Procedure
“Health is not valued until sickness comes.” ~Thomas Fuller I’ve recently started learning quite a bit more about nutrition, especially as it pertains to endometriosis and infertility. While learning about meal plans to boost fertility, I had read, and been told on many occasions that the Mediterranean Diet was the way to go, because it increased nutrients from vegetables, and boosted Omega 3’s and other … Continue reading Endometriosis Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free…Vegan?