[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZiEc0JzLc0&w=560&h=315] Today’s blog post comes from Azelene Williams. She is the author of INFERTILITY: Road to Hell and Back, one of the most viewed Infertility Survival Kit book listings in March. She published her memoir in 2011 after years of infertility treatment and now donates half of its profits to Doctor’s for Life, an… Read More Azelene Williams Story of Infertility on the Road to Hell and Back
I’m often asked why wheat and dairy is prohibited on a fertility diet when trying to conceive. The arguments I have for taking either out of the diet are similar for both. Let’s start with wheat. There are a few reasons it’s off the list. It’s hard to digest. When trying to conceive, we want… Read More The Fertile Kitchen: WHY NO DAIRY? WHY NO WHEAT?
My friend Fran Meadows from www.secretinfertility.com recently sent me the link to this kickstarter campaign for an amazing new product to help with male factor infertility. I immediately LOVED it and felt compelled to reach out and introduce My Hopeful Journey and our mission to simplify infertility. They responded right away and are adding a level for My Hopeful Journey… Read More Male Infertility and Snowballs… Year Round
So, what should you drink when you’re on a fertility diet? Because 70% of our bodies are made up of water and it’s so good for our health, it’s really important, especially when trying to conceive, that you drink plenty of clean, purified water—I would say, almost exclusively. I emphasize “purified,” because (very sadly) even… Read More The Fertile Kitchen: What to Drink When Trying to Conceive
At 40, after trying to get pregnant for over a year, I visited a popular reproductive endocrinologist (a fertility doctor) in San Francisco who told me I had a 2% chance of conceiving on my own. This was primarily due to my age, but also because my FSH had started to rise. (It was 8,… Read More The Fertile Kitchen: Diet Makes a Difference in Fertility
A new study has found that women who undergo a single embryo transfer are just as likely to have a healthy baby than those who have two or more transfers at once – while avoiding the potentially more dangerous aspects of multiple births. Previously, many IVF providers and patients recommended transferring two embryos, thinking that… Read More ‘Single Embryos Have Fewer Health Risks’ Says Report
Fertile Action, a non-profit helping women touched by cancer become mothers through education, patient advocacy and financial aid launched an online auction August 1 to raise funds for their programs. Bid on incredible items like an IVF cycle with Dr. Brian Acacio, Super Bowl Tickets, a vacation to Cancun Mexico or a signed U2 guitar.… Read More IVF Cycle, Vacation in Cancun & Superbowl Ticket Raffle by Fertile Action
I recently had the honor to speak to one of the founders of Fertility Within Reach, Davina Fankhauser. Politics has never been my strong suit so the idea of advocating for myself in a political way seemed very intimidating. After my conversation with Davina I know that advocating for myself and others is “within reach”. She was very… Read More FERTILITY is WITHIN your REACH