If you’re an IVF parent, you might be wondering how or when to approach the topic of your little one’s “origin story.” How and when should you talk about it? When? Fellow fertility warrior Tess Kossow aims to make this conversation easier for parents and kiddos alike in her new board books written specifically for IVF-conceived kids.
Everyone has their limit when it comes to dealing with infertility. And everyone’s limit looks totally differently. In this piece, Katie shares why she and her husband Nic decided to stop when it came time to pursue invasive fertility treatments like IUI and IVF, and how she feels about that decision today.
While the fertility community can be a supportive place, it can also be filled with toxic messages that we subconsciously internalize, “Be positive!” “Try harder. “Don’t jinx it!” Nicole Lange, founder of The Baby You Want and acupuncturist at Life Healing Life, shares her thoughts on the dysfunctional parts of fertility culture and how we can turn them around.
Infertility treatments are oftentimes an incredible financial burden for people trying to grow their families. Crowdfunding and fundraising events can be great ways to alleviate some financial stress and also give your family and friends the opportunity to help support you on your fertility journey.
Does this thinking sound familiar to you: “I can’t be disappointed we only got 2 embryos; my friend got zero!” There’s a term for it and it’s called comparative suffering. We have these thoughts in the TTC community all the time, even when the world isn’t upside down. In this piece we’ll talk about comparative suffering, how to overcome it and why it doesn’t help anyone.