Whether you're planning to have your very first baby or thinking about expanding your family, preparing to get pregnant is an exciting and emotional decision. So many questions float through your mind. How long will it take to get pregnant? Should I track my cycle? If so, what is the easiest way to do it? Will I be a good mom? How do I care for that new bundle of joy? On and on … [Read more...]
Conception & Fertility
For some, conceiving and getting pregnant is easy, for others there's some extra work involved. Planning, timing, schedules, and a whole bunch of other techniques to getting pregnant. And once your pregnant, there are a bunch of other questions you may have. Let's discuss it all here!
The sheer amount of books out there for expectant mothers is staggering. To help you wade through all of the literature, here is a list of five of the best pre-pregnancy books to read when you are thinking of having a baby or if you’re already pregnant. These books provide a wealth of information for expectant mothers and fathers: from the weekly changes of the fetus itself; … [Read more...]
Coping with infertility is something that I am all too familiar with. During the six years that I spent trying to conceive, I must have run through every single emotion a person can experience. Hope, fear, anger, depression, anger, denial, more hope followed by crushing sadness. It's an experience that is so hard to explain to someone who hasn't been through it. Except that's … [Read more...]
Trying to conceive. Three words that, for most couples, really aren't that daunting. You try, you conceive. For couples dealing with infertility, however, "trying to conceive" becomes a lifestyle. At some point in your family planning journey, you go from being a regular couple who decided to become a trio to a TTCer, a part of an exclusive club you never asked to join. I was … [Read more...]
Today we're talking about a difficult subject: things you should never say to a woman who had a miscarriage. Watching your friend go through such a staggering loss is heartbreaking. We all want to say and do exactly the right thing to take away her pain as much as possible. Sometimes, though, what we think are well-meaning words deepen her pain. While every woman deals with … [Read more...]