Fertility Journey: Jennie Monness

I remember hearing that once you want to have a baby it goes from 0 to 100 really quick. That’s what my relationship was like with infertility. Starting at a 0 anxiety level and that I was in no real rush, I went off of BC in November 2015.  My husband is younger than me...

What to Do if You Cannot Physically “Keep Up with the Kardashians”

If you felt just about undone by the news of Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy, then the surprise baby announcement by Khloe Kardashian (swaddled together with the confirmation of Kim’s baby via surrogate) could push you right over the edge. For women who are trying to conceive ...

Balancing Work and Fertility: A New Kind of Work/Life Challenge

My whole career, I climbed the corporate ladder. I worked really hard and loved every minute of the ride – the long hours feeling productive, building teams, and contributing to others’ success. Work has always been my number one priority, so it makes sense that I built...

Fertility Journey: Jaclyn Edelstein

My husband and I began trying in late 2013. We weren't totally "ready" for a baby, but I knew it could take some time and we were eager to begin this next chapter together. I tracked my ovulation every month, and got my period exactly two weeks later every month. I star...

5 Common Myths about Fertility Therapy

One of the many challenges on any fertility journey is dealing with emotional distress. Women who are trying to conceive experience anxiety, depression and rage, that if left untreated can take a serious toll on your daily functioning, physical health and overall emotion...

Fertility Journey: Jade Freeman

Okay, now that we’re #FertileFriends, let me first admit, I haven’t ever been nor am I currently TTC, but I began my reproductive health journey over 2 years ago and have realized the importance of understanding women’s health throughout every stage of our lives. My jou...

Fertility Journey: Arlin Medina

In 2013, I went off the pill and started trying to get pregnant. After about 6 months with only negatives, I decided to visit my doctor out of worry. I never got the chance. My husband had an inflamed testicle, which according to the first doctor we saw was nothing and ...

Fertility Journey: Maria McEvoy

I had lost a fallopian tube to an ectopic pregnancy in my early 30's so I knew that when the time came, I was going to have a harder time conceiving. When my husband and I chose to “pull the goalie,” we spent 6 months trying on our own using at-home ovulation predicto...

Fertility Journey: Kristy Koser

My husband and I started 'trying' about 10 years ago. We were hoping to start a family early into our marriage, but it wasn’t until we had both finished graduate school (several years later) that we decided to pursue medical intervention. We started with the least inv...

Fertility 101: What Your Monthly Cycle Says About Your Fertility

It wasn’t until I started having issues with my cycle that I really learned anything about it. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case for so many women these days: we only start looking into what a healthy, fertile cycle is when we don’t have one! In my case, I decided...

Fertility Journey: Christine Wisnieski

Five years ago, we lost our first pregnancy. In the years that followed, we would go on to lose two more. After the first loss, I began working with a fertility specialist who suggested that the cause for our loss might have been my uterus shape, an abnormality I was ap...

Fertility Journey: Samantha Kelman

  It had been a year since I went off birth control and started trying for a baby and eight months since I learned I couldn’t ovulate on my own. 3 rounds of Clomid, 3 trigger shots and 2 IUIs later, we finally got our positive. All of the very un-sexy timed intercourse, ...