Creating an adoption profile can be intimidating and overwhelming; but this is one part of the adoption process that you have complete control over and it can have a huge impact on your success. Hal Kaufman shares how to gain back control and hope by creating an adoption profile that will stand out.
Many people associate trauma with soldiers coming back from war, but infertility involves surviving repeated traumatic experiences such as infertility diagnosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, reproductive injury and fertility treatment. In this piece, Joanna Rosenblatt LCSW defines trauma, outlines common symptoms of infertility trauma and provides resources for coping.
The holidays can bring a lot of stress when you’re dealing with infertility. The prying questions from nosy aunts. The pregnancy announcements tucked into holiday cards. The reminder of another year gone by. In this piece, we’re sharing 7 ways to cope with and even enjoy the holidays during infertility.
In September 2020, Dori Gelfman joined Fruitful as our Community Manager. With 15 years of experience working as a registered nurse, the last 8 in fertility, Dori loves helping people through family building challenges. Here’s what makes Dori passionate about the fertility community and why she says patients need both access to great healthcare and emotional support.
If you’re a Type A planner who loves control and updating your Google calendar, welp….infertility is probably your greatest nightmare. Infertility can bring even the most buttoned up, organized, over-functioners to their knees. Danielle Hall of MyVitro shares her favorite tips for getting through infertility when you’re Type A.
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.
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.