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.
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.
The thing about having a miscarriage is that it’s awful for about 78 different reasons. So when someone close to you makes an insensitive comment, it can make you feel so, so much worse. We talked to five women who experienced miscarriages to explore what specific things some of their friends said or did to help them feel loved and supported.
Podcasts can be a great way to get the information and support you need when dealing with the heartache of infertility. They’re covert, free, oftentimes funny and produced with so much love and energy! Today we’re sharing our favorite fertility podcasts and asking our readers which ones they also can’t live without.