Elyse Ash is the founder and CEO of Fruitful Fertility. It took her and her husband Brad three years, two rounds of IVF and one frozen embryo transfer to see their first positive pregnancy test which brought them their daughter, born in March 2018. Elyse lives in Minneapolis and loves poetry, hockey, social justice, Beyonce and pretending she’s into yoga.
Going through infertility is the 4th most traumatic life event a woman can experience. So if you’re struggling to relax, that’s understandable. There’s no shortage of self-care ideas out there, but one of our favorite resources for reconnecting with your body is the library of curated, fertility-specific meditations by Circle + Bloom.
A common misconception about trying to conceive is that the “trying” part is fun. But what people don’t understand is that even though you’re having a lot of sex, it’s depressing sex. And this can affect your relationship both while trying to get pregnant, and beyond. Today we’re talking about how to reconnect with your partner after you’re done trying.
Did you know that male factor infertility accounts for over 30% of infertility cases? That’s why our friends at Trak created the first FDA approved at-home sperm fertility tracker. Read on to learn how easy (and helpful) it is to test your sperm quality and quantity at home. It’s a serious game-changer!
Peeing on a pregnancy test starts as a fun, exciting experience at the beginning; but it then devolves into an emotional trigger we fertility warriors face month after month. That’s why we’re so thrilled that our new partner, Stix, has created a more discrete, less judgmental type of pregnancy test.