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  When my husband and I first made the decision to start trying to conceive, I headed down to a couple of the local bookstores in my area to search for some fertility related books. I was entering a new chapter in my life, and I was eager to start preparing myself and my body….

Over the last few years, several celebrities have opened up about their fertility struggles. The likes of Tyra Banks, Celine Dion, Nicole Kidman, Gabrielle Union, Mariah Carey, and even Beyonce are among those who have shared their varied stories about infertility, going for IVF, having failed pregnancies or adopting children after years of trying. In…

  My fertility journey has changed many things in my life. Interestingly that also includes having changed my relationship with food. As someone with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), managing my diet is an important part of my lifestyle. My ‘PCOS’ diagnosis came very soon after my husband and I started trying to conceive, and it…

It is crazy to believe that a whole year has passed since I first began writing for the Slow Swimmers and Fried Eggs blog. What an unexpected year it has turned out to be! It is as if the pandemic slowed life down for a while, but then somehow time sped up again and now…

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“Infertility is largely thought of as a woman’s issue, but male infertility can affect at least one-third of couples who are struggling to conceive.” ~ Hallie Levine,The New York Times   I have written extensively about my experiences and perspectives with regards to subfertility. However, one topic I haven’t touched on is male factor fertility…

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“I wanted to find a way to remember her, to celebrate her short life, and to tell the world that she had been here and that she was loved. After all, isn’t this what we all want for our babies gone-too-soon?” ~ Liz Mannegren   The baby that we lost because of an ectopic pregnancy…

Children are so easy to love. Their innocence, playfulness and curiosity are refreshing to be around, even now in the midst of my own fertility challenges and experiences with pregnancy loss. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was the eldest child and the first grandchild in my family, which meant…

Cheers, dear readers,   I’m writing you today with a happy heart! Last night was a bit of a breakthrough for me – an infertile “barren” woman’s moment of enjoying a small sweet victory. And believe me, I’ll take all of the little (and big) victories that I can! We all can! No one told…

I wonder who you’ll look like. Will your hair fall down in curls? Will you be a momma’s boy? Or daddy’s little girl? Are you a poet or a dancer, a devil or a clown? Or some strange new combination of the things we’ve handed down? – Marc Cohn, The Things We’ve Handed Down Hello…

Having been through 2 full rounds of IVF and 4 frozen embryo transfers, I feel like now would be a good time to draw up a few survival tips from our experience. Everyone’s experience of IVF will be slightly different but there are some common themes so if you’re going through it or about to…

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