My Heart Hurts…

This is the hardest post I think I've ever had to write... I got the call yesterday that I had, in fact, miscarried again. I didn't even know that I was pregnant. My partner and I split up a couple weeks ago, and I thought the stress from that delayed my period by 3 days. …

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Melissa’s IVF Journey

Guest blogger Melissa Pflueger shares her experience with IVF. It's crazy to think back on those years of heartache. They were only 8 years ago, but it seems like another lifetime ago. My husband and I were both 24 when we started trying to start a family. You go into it with such excitement and …

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We Can Make A Plan, But We Can’t Plan The Outcome

When we started on our journey last year, we had everything planned out. We knew exactly when we were getting married, when I was coming off birth control, when we expected my fertility to return, when we were buying our first house... everything was planned. Let me tell you that the ONLY thing that went …

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How To Handle Another BFN When Trying To Get Pregnant

I have been there. Month after month of only seeing one line or the words "Not Pregnant" on the test. The crying. The depression. The hopelessness. I've been there. And I know how hard it is to get out of there. So here are my top 6 tips on how to get out of there. …

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What Is The Preconception Checklist?

So you've decided that you want to get pregnant. But where do you start? Well if you've read my previous post about where to start, then you know the decisions that need to be made prior to conceiving. But once those decisions have been made, what then?? Well that's where the Preconception Checklist comes in …

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What Is A Chemical Pregnancy?

Source A chemical pregnancy is an early pregnancy loss that occurs shortly after implantation. Chemical pregnancies may account for 50 to 75 percent of all miscarriages. Chemical pregnancies take place before ultrasounds can detect a fetus, but not too early for a pregnancy test to detect levels of hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin. This is a …

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How Soon After A Miscarriage Can We Start Trying Again?

Source *** POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING, MENTION OF LIVING CHILDREN*** My Story When I lost my first 5 angels, it was extremely painful. I felt like my body was failing me. Then when I had my daughter, I knew that it could carry a healthy baby to term and I almost felt like I had been …

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Trying To Conceive Friendly Core Exercises

Starting an exercise routine and being active is a big move in the right direction when you're trying to conceive: Exercise, after all, plays a huge role in overall health and wellness and can help prepare your body for conception and pregnancy. You may have heard that too much—or too little—exercise while you're trying to get pregnant …

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What Do You Mean You Can Use FAM for Both Pregnancy AND Birth Control?

So the reason that I love FAM so much is because it is multi-functional!! You can use it to prevent pregnancy AND you can use it to get pregnant. WAIT! WHAT?!?! That's right! You can use it for BOTH outcomes!!! If you’re not familiar with how the Fertility Awareness Method works, it is a natural …

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Relax And Recharge: Adult Coloring

When someone suggested that I try coloring for my anxiety, I thought they were crazy! I thought only children colored. But once I tried it, I was hooked!! It varies from person to person, but I personally have found that using colored pencils is my favorite way to color! I love being able to do …

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