Everyone has their limit when it comes to dealing with infertility. And everyone’s limit looks totally differently. In this piece, Katie shares why she and her husband Nic decided to stop when it came time to pursue invasive fertility treatments like IUI and IVF, and how she feels about that decision today.
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.
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.
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.