Fertility Blog

by Jennifer Robertson

How do you stop being so mean to yourself on your fertility journey? Jan 16, 2023

Why are we so mean to ourselves?

I never really noticed that voice in my head before infertility and loss came along.  So maybe I used to be kind to myself at one time.  But after years of fertility treatments, and feeling like a failure, the noise became too loud to ignore.  The...

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Handling the conflicting emotions of infertility Jan 09, 2023

Infertility is……..complicated.  The main reason is because there are so many big emotions.  And because we spend most of our young adult life assuming we’ll have children when the time is right, it’s a kick in the gut when we struggle.  Trying to reconcile...

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How do you make the wait on your fertility journey less frustrating? Dec 26, 2022

I’m not the most patient person in the world.  Actually, that’s a bit of an understatement.  I’m very impatient, and I like efficiency. When my husband suggests we do two trips to the car when we’re packing to go away on holiday, I literally cringe.  Surely,...

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Dear partner, this is why pregnancy announcements hurt….. Dec 19, 2022

One of the hardest things, when you’re going through infertility or loss, is watching other people getting pregnant.  It hurts so much and can send us into a spiral for weeks on end.  There is so much shame, guilt, sadness, jealousy, and anger we experience along the way. 

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Finding joy in Christmas despite infertility Dec 12, 2022

Christmas used to be my favorite time of the year.  You walk through shopping centers and Christmas carols are being piped over the loudspeaker.  Santa clause is posing with small children who are either idolizing him, or terrified of him.  The sparkling decorations are draped from...

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How do you say NO to sh*t you don’t want to do? Dec 05, 2022

How many times have you found yourself getting ready to go out to dinner with a group of girlfriends, and absolutely dreading it?  Or how about that sickening feeling in the pit of your stomach when you walk through the door of your cousin’s gender reveal?

If you’re going through...

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Do you struggle asking for, or accepting help? Nov 28, 2022

If you’re anything like me, the idea of accepting help makes you feel physically ill. You’ll wait until you’re at rock bottom, completely overwhelmed, covered in blood, sweat and tears, dragging yourself along the ground to that finish line……..before you even admit...

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The top nutrients to improve sperm health Nov 21, 2022

Is it just me, or is there a huge focus on the egg and what changes we, as women, need to make in our lifestyle, and not much about the sperm? 

Why, when we talk about unexplained infertility, do we shoulder all the guilt?  We rule out Male Factor Infertility (MFI) if the sperm is...

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How do you stop seeing pregnant women everywhere? Nov 14, 2022

They’re everywhere, aren’t they?  Yes, I’m talking about pregnant women. 

It was one of the things that hurt the most when we were trying to conceive.  And the longer I was on my fertility journey, the more my spidey-pregnancy-sensors were on high alert.  It...

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How do you deal with the disappointment of infertility and pregnancy loss Oct 31, 2022

I have never been more deeply or frequently disappointed, than while I was on my fertility journey. 

Infertility was like living in a constant state of disappointment.  You’re disappointed that those around you don’t know how to support you, and instead offer you unhelpful...

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Top 5 Supplements to Increase your Fertility Oct 24, 2022

Finding the right supplements to take can be an absolute minefield. In truth, we’re all looking for that magic pill, right? So, when we hear that Sally down the road took a specific prenatal supplement or miracle vitamin and then got immediately pregnant, we order it in bulk and gag them...

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Body image, and do you really need to lose weight to increase your fertility? Oct 17, 2022

I’m not a medical doctor, I’m not a therapist, nor do I specialize in body image. I am however someone who has at times been at war with her body.  For the 7 years I struggled with infertility and loss, I felt so betrayed by it. At times, I have been obsessed with fixing my body,...

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