Fertility Blog

by Jennifer Robertson

The things getting in your way of finding peace on your fertility journey AND how to overcome them Jun 05, 2023

When I start working with my clients, one of the questions I ask them is…..how do you want to feel right now?  Their responses vary slightly, but there is one underlying theme. They want to feel calm, be content, and find some peace on this journey.

We try all the tricks in the book...

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Letting go of the guilt on your fertility journey May 29, 2023

I read somewhere (I can’t recall, nor confirm it’s accuracy) that in most infertility cases, 30% is due to male factor infertility, 30% relates to female issues, and 30% is due to both, and for the remaining 10%?  Well, who the f*k knows? This is where the dreaded...

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Preparing for your IVF embryo transfer May 15, 2023

It’s like the main event.  A finish line of sorts.  You’ve done the training and all the work that has led you to this moment.  And now you get to cross the line and claim your medal. Beyond your transfer, there is nothing more you can do. You’re basically...

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Preparing yourself for Mother’s Day May 08, 2023

I’m not here to sugarcoat it.  Mother’s Day is coming up, and for those experiencing infertility or pregnancy loss, it can bring up a LOT of really hard emotions.  There’s that fear of wondering whether it will ever be your turn to celebrate, the utter sadness and...

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Finding joy while on your fertility journey May 01, 2023

When you’re struggling to conceive, it can feel like your whole life has been consumed by infertility.  It becomes our sole goal and purpose, and it squeezes the enjoyment out of most things in our life.  Our job becomes merely a source of income to fund our fertility treatments,...

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How to improve your egg quality Apr 25, 2023

I remember when I went to my first fertility specialist after trying to conceive naturally for 6 months.  We did all the tests, and after assessing our results, they suggested that we move straight to IVF.  And while I definitely didn’t want to go down this path, I felt an amount...

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Baby on Board stickers – is there a point, or are they just a form of torture? Apr 17, 2023

I don’t know about you, but one of my (many) pet peeves on my fertility journey (and actually still is to this day) was seeing cars with a “Baby on Board” sticker displayed on their rear window. 

As someone who was suffering from the long-term effects of infertility (for 7...

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Can an orgasm really improve your fertility? Apr 03, 2023

When I first started researching the health benefits of an orgasm, I was shocked.  Not only by the number of ways that it improves our overall health but because we aren’t talking about it more. 

I feel like the orgasm should be the next superfood – like Kale or Goji...

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Reduce your anxiety, and focus on the facts of your fertility journey. Mar 27, 2023

Are you constantly worrying about things that never usually eventuate? 

When you think about your fertility journey – both past, present and future, your mind starts spiraling and it’s hard to bring it back. The onslaught of thoughts and emotions is overwhelming and exhausting.

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Get out of the victim mentality, and feel more empowered on your fertility journey Mar 20, 2023

There is nothing worse than feeling like the whole world is against you.  But this is how I was feeling on the night of my 37th birthday.  We had finally gotten pregnant – well our surrogate had.  This was after 4 years of struggling with infertility and being forced down the...

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5 tips for guiding conversations, when all they do is talk about their children….. Mar 06, 2023

We’ve all been stuck in one of those conversations where it’s all about babies, breastfeeding, birth experiences, pregnancy horror stories, and the challenges and joys of parenting.  You can’t escape, so you merely nod politely.  It feels like everyone is watching you,...

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To the woman who says we should go to that baby shower……. Feb 27, 2023

I know this is going to be a sensitive blog because I’ve already felt the judgement and wrath of women who disagree with my point of view on this subject.  I’ve written posts and blogs giving women permission to NOT go to that baby shower, and for every 10 comments of gratitude I...

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