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.
Grief. Guilt. Isolation. Eli Weinstein and his wife experienced all of these complicated emotions and more on their fertility journey. As a male, a therapist and a Modern Orthodox Jew, Eli felt particularly alone and misunderstood throughout the experience. Today he’s sharing his story and why it’s so important for him now to help individuals and couples trying to conceive.
Certified life coach, health coach, podcast host and author, Sarah Clark shares her story of navigating a Premature Ovarian Failure diagnosis and pursuing donor eggs to build her family. Read on to see what she says she wishes she’d known after receiving her Premature Ovarian Failure diagnosis and why she’s dedicated her career to helping the TTC community.
Thousands of people have had their IUI and IVF treatments disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving so many of us feeling devastated and frustrated at being asked to wait longer. One of these warriors is Jenna Bennett Williams and today she is sharing her story of standing still during this bizarre time.
In this time of global crisis, preserving our mental health is of the utmost importance. Watch this video recording of Elyse Ash asking fertility mental health experts, Debbie Fischer and Dr. Deborah Simmons, how the TTC community can best try to manage their stress, anxiety, anger and fear in this post-Coronavirus world.