Changes I Made Between IVF Round 1 and Round 2

When my husband and and I first started our IVF journey back in 2017, I started prepping my body for the cycle just a little over a month before we started injections. When we had gone to Europe in August for our 5th wedding anniversary, I think we both knew we were heading in the direction of IVF, but had not really said it out … Continue reading Changes I Made Between IVF Round 1 and Round 2

Endometriosis Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free…Vegan?

“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?

Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Two

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ~Mary Anne Radmacher Our Infertility Story: The Beginning Our Infertility Story: The Specialist  Our Infertility Story: My HSG Our Infertility Story: The Eye of the Storm Our Infertility Story: Checking His Swimmers Our Infertility Story: IUI Round One After our first round of … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: IUI Round Two

And We Keep Living Anyway…

“Life doesn’t discriminate Between the sinners and the saints It takes and it takes and it takes And we keep living anyway We rise and we fall and we break…” ~Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda  Well, we finally heard back from the Doctor’s office this afternoon, and got the bad news we were expecting. Our insurance company doesn’t cover IVF…not even a little bit. Of course, this … Continue reading And We Keep Living Anyway…

So Much Love in Such a Small Body

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” ~Johnny Depp I mentioned in my Halloween post that I have been trying to keep myself occupied, as my husband and I try to traverse the tortuous labyrinth that is infertility. I am proud to say that I am doing a pretty good job in this endeavor. My mood has … Continue reading So Much Love in Such a Small Body

Our Infertility Story: Checking His Swimmers

“It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” ~Winston Churchill Our Infertility Story: The Beginning Our Infertility Story: The Specialist  Our Infertility Story: My HSG Our Infertility Story: The Eye of the Storm I now know that getting his sperm checked was not an easy thing for my husband (or any man) to do. … Continue reading Our Infertility Story: Checking His Swimmers