They say to GO FORWARD and NEVER LOOK BACK, but seeing that 2020 has been a crap shoot, let's look back at the best infertility blogs of 2019. Jessica Timmons wrote an excellent post on Healthline Parenthoood, listing all the best blogs specifically in regards to infertility. These women come from all walks of life and tried many different avenues to get pregnant, some were successful and others were not. They share their trials, methods, hopes, fears, joys & triumphs. We might all have our own story, a different version of infertility, but let us always remember that we are never alone through this journey. Jessica states it perfectly, "Infertility can feel like a hopeless sentence for p
Mother’s Day… a day many women look forward to for a chance to be recognized for all the hard work and dedication they put into their families. A day of gift giving, food consuming, and if the weather is good (and we’re not in the middle of a pandemic), spending time outdoors with family. It’s such a nice, appreciated day for many.
But what about the rest of us? What about those of us who aren’t mothers but so desperately want to be? Those of us who have gone through multiple blood draws, poked ourselves daily with needles piled with hormones, or all the procedures and surgeries to try to get pregnant? Not to mention thousands of dollars spent pursuing said treatments or adoption.
Infertility is a rollercoaster at the best of times. Add in lockdowns, job insecurity, and cancelled or postponed cycles and the chaos can throw your emotions and mental health for a loop! Here are a few ways to hold onto hope and find calmness in the chaos: Practice Grounding. When you feel your mind start to spiral and your anxiety rise, practice grounding techniques to bring you back into your body. A simple one is the 5,4,3,2,1 senses activity. Name 5 things you see, 4 things you hear, 3 things you feel, 2 things you smell, and 1 thing you taste. Create a comfort kit. Include a playlist of your favorite songs (you can check out our Spotify list for inspiration), a soft blanket or c