Fertility Blog

by Jennifer Robertson

Reducing toxins to increase your fertility Jul 19, 2021

Let’s just start by saying upfront – I am definitely not an expert on toxins, chemicals, pesticides and the impact that they have on our body.

And up until recently I naively assumed that the people in charge (whoever they are) were looking after us.  Surely “they”...

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3 reasons why being unproductive will get you pregnant quicker Jul 12, 2021

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me to “just relax” on my fertility journey, I’d have enough money to pay for all those IVF cycles over again!  It really pissed me off, and I’m only just realising WHY those two little words made me so angry.

Aside from...

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Infertility and the constant conflict between your head and your heart Jul 05, 2021

What do you do on your fertility journey when your heart and your head are in constant conflict with each other?

When you’re struggling against both of them.  They have differing opinions and you’re not sure which one to listen to. 

When your head is screaming to you to stop...

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7 hard truths they don’t tell you about Infertility and Pregnancy loss Jun 28, 2021

My husband and I started trying for a baby on our honeymoon.  The first morning I left my contraception in the packet was exhilarating (and a little scary).  I had spent my whole life – 33 years of it at the time – trying NOT to fall pregnant.  So, that simple act, felt...

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How do you stay positive and hopeful while going through infertility? Jun 21, 2021

If you’ve ever asked, HOW DO I STAY POSITIVE WHILE GOING THROUGH INFERTILITY? or HOW DO I MAINTAIN HOPE AFTER ALL THE DISAPPOINTMENTS? you’re not alone.  I get asked this question ALL the time. 

Struggling with infertility is an ongoing battle. They don’t call it a...

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Father's Day while going through Infertility Jun 14, 2021

If Mother’s Day is the worst day when struggling to conceive, Father’s Day would have to be the second worst day.

And if you’re living in certain parts for the world (United States and Canada) brace yourselves, because here it comes…...  (if you’re here in...

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How to deal with the emotional impact of infertility. Overcoming uncertainty and perpetual waiting on your fertility journey. Jun 07, 2021

When you’re navigating your way through infertility on your path to parenthood, in my personal experience, there are two things we struggle with the most……

Firstly………UNCERTAINTY.  The constant questions of……..could this ALL be for...

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How to deal with infertility when everyone is getting pregnant. May 31, 2021

Let’s talk about one of the biggest triggers on our path to motherhood……

PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Yep, the thing that makes us cringe the most when we open our social media feed. The thing that feels like a dagger to the heart.  The thing that can ruin friendships and...

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My top 10 tips for IVF – your IVF preparation checklist May 24, 2021

IVF is not something we dream of. Injecting ourselves in the stomach with a needle is a far stretch from that romantic picture we had in our head of conceiving a baby and becoming a mother.  

But for a lot of us, we head down that path. And it is SO daunting. The paperwork alone is enough to...

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Tips to recreate the intimacy in your sex life after infertility May 17, 2021

I’m going to be completely honest.

Infertility ruined my sex life.

And from a poll I recently conducted over on Instagram, 88% of people said that their fertility struggles had an impact on their sex life.

You see, when you decide to have a baby, you imagine the passionate love-making as...

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How do you stop obsessing about getting pregnant? May 10, 2021

The moment it all came crashing down for me like a house of cards.  Everything I had ever believed in.  Was when I realised that I didn’t have control over whether I fell pregnant or not each month. 

And for someone who likes to have everything in order, who isn't...

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Survival tips for coping with Mother’s Day and Infertility May 03, 2021

Wake me up when Mother’s Day is over!!

THE most dreaded day in the whole year for someone who is trying to conceive (ttc).

It’s a slap in the face. Ok, it’s more like a dagger to the eye.

And it’s not just one day - it’s the lead up. It’s completely impossible...

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