Fertility Blog

by Jennifer Robertson

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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How do you accept, deal with uncertainty, and find hope on your fertility journey? Apr 26, 2021

I’m going to share with you how you can move through infertility a little smoother.  With less resistance.  More flow.  Less conflict and internal battles.

I have spent a large portion of my life battling my emotions and thoughts.  Yes – me literally arguing with...

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Secondary Infertility – 5 things you need to know Apr 12, 2021

Just be grateful for what you have.

That’s what we’re taught when we’re younger, and that’s what gets drilled into our head throughout our lives.  You must be grateful.  Anything less than that, and well, you’re spoilt or ungrateful.

So, when secondary...

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Anything that starts with JUST……..won’t fix infertility Mar 29, 2021

Anything that starts with JUST or ends in AT LEAST……..won’t fix infertility OR comfort someone who is struggling to fall pregnant.

 JUST relax.

If I had a dollar for every time I was told to JUST relax on my 7-year fertility journey, I’d be a millionaire.  And...

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Does your mindset have the power to prevent you from falling pregnant? Mar 15, 2021

I have a confession to make.  There were so many times on my fertility journey that I just couldn't picture being a mum.  I couldn't imagine the feeling of being pregnant. I'd close my eyes and try to see it, but so many times, I'd just get a blank screen.

And it scared the shit out of...

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What SHOULD you be doing to fall pregnant? Mar 01, 2021

We get so caught up on what we SHOULD be doing in order to fall pregnant, that we stop doing the things we LOVE doing.

It happens gradually at first.  We introduce one thing we SHOULD be doing, and that doesn’t work.  So, we introduce another, and that doesn’t work...

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Increase your fertility with your eyes closed - the importance of sleep for infertility Feb 22, 2021

One of my all time favourite quotes is, YOU CAN’T BE BRAVE WHEN YOU’RE TIRED.

And when you’re struggling to fall pregnant or maintain a pregnancy, you need a level of bravery on par with Captain America.

Sleep is one of THE most important things to ensure we’re healthy and...

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How do you cope with anxiety when you're pregnant after infertility or pregnancy loss? Feb 15, 2021

You finally saw those two lines and felt pure joy and excitement.  You imagined holding your baby in your arms..... before fear stepped in and took over.

I thought pregnancy was the cure for infertility and my miscarriage grief. Turns out I was wrong.

Anyone who has ever fallen pregnant...

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Infertility and that room in your house set aside as a nursery for your baby Feb 08, 2021

Anyone who is trying to conceive or wants to have babies in the future has that room set aside.  You know, the one that accumulates baby things.  Hand-me downs from your sister or token items you purchase for when you’re pregnant.  That cute book you can picture reading them...

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How to deal with Infertility Grief Feb 01, 2021

When I was in my 20’s, I watched my father die of cancer and held his hand as he took his last breath.  I had visited my grandmother and hugged her in the hospital the night before she died.  And this all happened a month apart! 

So, I was no stranger to loss and grief. ...

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A surrogacy journey - tips for intended parents Jan 25, 2021

By the time we go down the path of surrogacy, we’ve usually been trying to conceive for quite some time.

Using a surrogate to carry our baby is more often than not THE last option in our bag of tricks after exhausting all possible avenues. IUI, IVF, invasive exploratory surgeries, diets,...

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