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.
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.