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, ...

The Fertility Rollercoaster: How to Manage the Emotional Ride?

Photo: Matt Schwartz This summer, while your friends Instagram pictures at amusement parks, you find yourself holding a ticket for a different kind of ride: the emotional fertility rollercoaster. The intense ups and downs throughout this process can leave your head spi...

Fertility Journey: Lisa Lebowitz

I want to begin by saying that my story has a happy ending. My husband and I have a beautiful one year old daughter, but I think that it’s important to share not just the successful outcome, but also the many twists and turns that occurred along the way. My fertility jou...

Fertility Journey: Alix Berniker

My journey to a healthy pregnancy was a trying one. I had 2 miscarriages: one at 11 weeks, and a second at 8 weeks. It was after my second D&C that we were told to stop trying and speak to a fertility specialist. I had many tests done, but it wasn’t until my husband’...

Fertility Journey: Jasmine Katatikarn

I started TTC at 31 years old. I “thought” I had timed it perfectly to go along with my life plan: good career, married by 30 and 3 kids by 35. I had checked off the first two on my list and now only had to get pregnant 3x by the age of 35. Easy, right? I was so naive. ...

Fertility Journey: Devran Kovacoglu

My fertility journey began in the fall of 2015. My husband and I had started trying, without “trying,” but when the spring of 2016 hit with no success, we started getting concerned. Over the next couple of months, we would see two different fertility doctors and go thro...

Fertility Journey: Lindsay Anne Johnson

My husband Todd and I were married on October 11, 2014. We were so carefree at the time about when we would like to start our family. I thought it would happen right away, it always does in the movies, right? You always hear stories about how so-and-so got pregnant on th...

FOLATE vs FOLIC ACID: An expert explains...

Photo credit: @timehealth  Sarah Rueven (MS, RD, CDN, Mom, amazing advisor to FG) explains -- Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9, which helps with cell development and metabolism. Folic acid is the synthetic form of vitamin B9 (i.e. made in a lab) which must be s...

Fertility Journey: Lindsey Smith

  My name is Lindsey and my husband’s name is Greg. We've been trying for almost 3.5 years. We saw our first specialist in 2014, referred to us by our local doctor. Mind you, we are from a super small town in BC, Canada, so this specialist wasn’t exactly equipped with th...

Making the Most of Mother's Day for the Aspiring Mom

  Mother’s Day for the aspiring mom is tough. When you’re trying to conceive, it can be painful to be reminded of your infertility. This particular holiday may be especially triggering because you are surrounded by advertisements and messaging on “motherhood bliss.” Inst...

Fertility Journey: Aliza Stone Howard

My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer when he was 25. Interestingly, the removal of his tumor-infected testicle was not what caused his infertility; a second, more invasive surgery and 4 rounds of chemo were ultimately the culprits. Given that we went into the ...