“This is Us” and infertility.

Dear newly starting out infertility couple. If you don’t watch the show “This is us” then you missed out on Season three where the main character Kate goes to a fertility doctor with her husband to discuss IVF. She is told that due to her weight she has a 90% chance of having complications and IVFContinue reading ““This is Us” and infertility.”

How to make a difference in a life

The original is written by “Loren Eiseley” in 1969  – “The Star Thrower” is a part of a 16-page essay of the same name by. “While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was thatContinue reading “How to make a difference in a life”

How I became grateful for my infertility

Note: This post has been in draft for four months because it was hard to let it go. Gratitude and infertility are not words that are used together in the same sentence. Infertility is more often described as: “A struggle” “a flight”, “overcoming”, “obsession”, “a battle”, “over exposing”, “stressing”, “despair” “loss” Not exactly positive words thatContinue reading “How I became grateful for my infertility”

The dirty secret of infertility.

The dirty secret of infertility is the massive effect it has on our whole well-being and the shame. If there’s one thing I know for sure is that being diagnosed with and struggling with infertility can bring up a whole slew of unwanted negative emotions. One of the toughest to deal with is SHAME. When we tryContinue reading “The dirty secret of infertility.”

Diagnosis infertility. Job description, advocate.

I made a difference at my fertility clinic.  At the beginning of March, I met with the Patient experience officer and Dr. B after the failure of a fertility cycle. It was a two-hour emergency meeting. It happened because I was falling apart. We met because I felt like a number. I felt I wasn’t listenedContinue reading “Diagnosis infertility. Job description, advocate.”

“You should’ve asked” A pictorial on women’s mental load and the work they do

Originally posted on Emma:
Here is the english version of my now famous “Fallait demander” ! Thanks Una from unadtranslation.com for the translation 🙂

Infertility support groups spot the good vs the bad ones

Change your mindset to change your outcome.  I’m highly critical of support groups that allow patients to stay in suffering mode, in my mind, support groups should help patients move forward, beyond their suffering. I have a low tolerance for bullshit. I have visited and participated in two support groups. Here is how to spotContinue reading “Infertility support groups spot the good vs the bad ones”

A state of creation and contraction

I have been in a state of contraction. In this state, there is no room for creativity, creation or flow, not just for me but for everyone. I know have in this state for three months now because everything was painful, everything was hard and in a state of reaction. My inner-critic who I know wasContinue reading “A state of creation and contraction”

InFertility and self-care. Sometimes I just need to stop and enjoy my coffee.

I realize that we all just need to sometimes just stop, go for coffee and laugh at the insanity of it all.  I mean, life is insanity. Honestly, don’t we all just need to stop, have a coffee, indulge in the most gluten, dairy, sugar filled pastry ever and go see people who know youContinue reading “InFertility and self-care. Sometimes I just need to stop and enjoy my coffee.”