Recognizing Trauma within infertility

There are many ways we can become traumatized by fertility and its not just the treatments.

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.”

Fertility, Vulnerability & embryo transfer

Listen to Husband talking about his thoughts about the Embryo Transfer Vulnerability and fear From the moment the date for the embryo transfer was set ten days ago, I have attempted on more than on occasion to post to social media that this is what we were about to do. I’ve written and deleted variousContinue reading “Fertility, Vulnerability & embryo transfer”

“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”

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.”

Jackie the movie: The meaning of life

Jackie: What is your criteria for a magnificent life? Priest: Take control of your mind. We are the only creature on the planet that we can make ourselves miserable or make ourselves euphoric simply by the state of our thoughts. PRIEST There comes a time in man’s search for meaning, when one realizes — thereContinue reading “Jackie the movie: The meaning of life”