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There’s a lot of waiting when you’re trying to get pregnant and have a baby. Waiting for your period to come to start a new cycle. Waiting for ovulation. Waiting to get that consult with a new fertility doctor that you scheduled weeks ago. Waiting for your screening test results to come back so you…

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So I’ve kind of been in mourning lately.   My life has gone into overdrive since my son was born in December 2013, especially since he reached toddlerhood 2 years ago. A lot of things have gone by the wayside, including time with friends, reading books for fun, going regularly to the movies or out…

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May 7, 2012. I’ll never forget this day.   It was a Monday and I was 8 weeks pregnant. Exactly 4 weeks had passed since the elation of my positive pregnancy test and I was headed to the obstetrician’s office for my first appointment.   I was a little nervous about the appointment because I’d…

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  It’s like flipping a switch. September hits and “Pumpkin Spice (fill in the blank)” is everywhere. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Spice Oreos, pumpkin spice breakfast cereal, Pumpkin Spice Clif Bars (for the fitness junkies), even pumpkin spice pizza! The fast food and packaged food industries go pumpkin crazy this time of year. And…

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If you’ve been trying to conceive for any length of time, you’ve figured out that healthy ovulation is essential. It’s virtually impossible to get pregnant without ovulating, especially if you’re trying naturally.   Along with that, it’s absolutely critical to know when you’re ovulating so that you can time sex accordingly. I’m embarrassed to admit…

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We’re well into September now and PCOS Awareness Month is in full swing. Every September the women’s health community focuses on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and for good reason. It’s the leading women’s health condition today, with 1 in 5 women living with this condition.   PCOS is also the leading cause of female infertility. Because…

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Happy September!!   I can’t believe the summer is over – where did it go?! I know that technically, it’s summer for a couple more weeks, but this past Monday was the Labor Day holiday in the United States. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer for us – it’s the last day the…

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One thing I love about blogging is the opportunity to learn about all kinds of new things that can help boost fertility. As you know, my own fertility journey was relatively straightforward.   That’s not to say that it was easy; I think inherently this journey is a difficult one. But after my two miscarriages,…

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  I promised a recipe this week, and I always deliver on my promises. Before I get to that, though, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for being with me through my last few heavy posts. It warmed my heart to see the outpouring of love and healing thoughts for my friend…

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My last 2 posts have been a little on the heavier side, so I had planned on something a little lighter this week. I strive to give you a balance of content here, encompassing the spectrum of the fertility journey – from healthy recipes to exercise tips to motivation to keep you inspired – all…

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