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.
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.