Trying To Conceive

The often staggering cost of IVF is one of the largest barriers to entry for many people when it comes to growing their family,...

Lindsey Williams •Sep 23, 2022

Trying To Conceive

As someone who has spent the better part of 5 years trying to conceive with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I am here to tell...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 20, 2022

The fertility process involves many choices—choices you probably didn’t anticipate making about things you didn’t ever really consider. It certainly opened my eyes to...

Kristin Diversi •Sep 14, 2022

There is nothing about trying to conceive that comes easy to most. Whether you’re navigating through the challenges of infertility, restructuring your diet to...

Vivian Nunez •Sep 12, 2022

Trying to conceive or not, we can all agree that taking care of our mental health is incredibly important. Add on the stress of infertility, and you have 76% of fertility patients who report experiencing anxiety and 56% who report experiencing depression. If that describes you, you are not alone. While it’s encouraged to seek the help of a mental health professional during this time, for some, medication is the more desired option.   But when it comes to antidepressant medication during pregnancy, the research can be confusing. When trying to conceive, there is even more gray...

Whitney Welsh •Sep 9, 2022

Sponsored by Organon. Photo not of a real patient. Kristyn Hodgdon is an IVF mom, proud fertility advocate, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Rescripted. This article is the opinion of the author and reflects the author's views. The author is not a healthcare professional.  When it comes to trying – and struggling – to get pregnant, knowing what to be aware of and realizing ongoing symptoms in your body might be indicative of a larger diagnosis can be incredibly helpful. Have you or your doctor ever noticed any of the following symptoms? ·       Ovarian cysts...

Kristyn Hodgdon •Sep 7, 2022

For many, getting to sleep isn’t the problem — making time for sleep is. Busy schedules, coupled with caffeine boosts tend to cut into the hours needed for sleep. In fact, 35.2% of all adults in the U.S. report sleeping on average for less than seven hours per night. Sleeping is a form of passive physical rest that allows your body to renew itself. While we're asleep, waste products are removed, repairs are effected, energy is restored, and enzymes and hormones are replenished, including the hormones responsible for fertility and maintaining pregnancy. When it comes to achieving...

Chioma Eve •Sep 6, 2022

The aftermath of miscarriage is a part of the recovery that is often overlooked. Women are told to expect a heavy period and to bleed for a few weeks, but often they are not given the tools necessary for coping with the fact that they have lost a child. When my reproductive endocrinologist told me that I was miscarrying our first pregnancy, all he said was that I should expect to have a really bad day and that I could try again after my first period. There was no advice on how to get through the...

Arden Cartrette •Sep 5, 2022

When you’re trying—and struggling—to conceive, waiting two weeks for pregnancy results can seem like a lifetime. During this time, it can be tempting to read into every symptom you may be having from moodiness to nausea; however, it’s important to remember that there’s really no way to confirm you are pregnant until you’re within an adequate testing window. Until then, the best thing you can do is prioritize your mental health.  Having trouble waiting out the two weeks? Take a deep breath, do something that brings you joy, and remember these 5 important things while you...

Whitney Welsh •Aug 29, 2022

So, you’ve decided you want to get pregnant. It’s a big decision and certainly not one to take lightly, but you have officially decided parenthood is for you – and that's amazing! But like all new and uncertain things, you might not know where to start or how to begin this journey to conception. Don’t worry – we’re here to help break down a few important items on the preconception checklist  1. Start taking prenatal vitamins You might be surprised to see this as the first item on the list of things to start doing before...

Brighid Flynn •Aug 24, 2022
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