With tonight’s full moon and then the solstice only a day after, this is a phenomenal time to let go, surrender, and start afresh on our fertility journey.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching this weekend, I can understand it if you’re feeling a little blue. This day is often the hardest for those of us who are struggling to conceive our babies… It’s a harsh reminder of what we don’t have, but are so desperately trying to create. The loss, the pain, the reminder of what we don’t yet have seems to intensify on this one day.
Today on the blog, I’ve written a letter to Facebook Chairman, Chief Executive and C0-founder, Mark Zuckerberg. You see last week Facebook rejected a post I boosted on IVF because of an image of a women taking her IVF medication. As a fertility advocate this caused me sleepless nights and raised a red flag around the silence and stigma of IVF and infertility in our world today.
There’s no doubt about it: riding the ups and downs of the IVF roller coaster is an immensely challenging, confusing and most of the time, downright exhausting experience…
Embarking on IVF is potentially the most emotionally, physically and financially demanding experience of your life (I know it was for me).
When I first started IVF I was not equipped for what was ahead. I knew nothing about the daily injections, raging hormones, intrusive procedures, egg and fertilisation reports, the 2-week-wait heebie-jeebies and the intensity of emotions I would experience.
So to help you on your way, I’ve collected 100 tips from some ladies who’ve done it all before.
It was D-day… The moment that would either have me jumping for joy or see my heart shatter into a million pieces. As I stood blurry eyed in the bathroom (it was 5.30am and I was barely awake), I wondered if I was really ready to be delivered the harsh reality of what I feared was true… another negative IVF… or as it’s more commonly known… A BFN (Big Fat Negative – I hate this term, it sounds so mean, so harsh).
Being at my best and feeling amazing is super important to me on my fertility journey. When I’m feeling great, life seems to work. When I was first diagnosed with my fertility challenges, I cleaned up my lifestyle, eliminating toxins and working towards a cleaner me. I’m a huge advocate that this is key to not only my health, but the health of our future Sprouts.
It’s hard to believe we’ve hit March… In what seems like the blink of an eyelid, 2 months of 2016 have glided by?
Apologies for my lack of presence on the blog this year. My website was hacked in January, and it’s taken me a while to get all things Sprout back up and running. The good news is I now have a website again, and can continue to share with you on the blog.
With Christmas only a few days away, you can whip up this quick and easy desert in a flash… You are sure to be the ‘Belle of the Ball’. It’s always a dinner table pleaser and looks so pretty and Christmassy too! Living in Oz, it’s the only sign of a white Christmas I’ll be having…
Today on the blog we meet the beautiful Karen Humphries, from Colours of the Goddess. I met Karen in an online business course we were taking and we instantly hit it off. Karen and hubby Al have been on their fertility journey for 4½ years, but prior to this Karen encountered many health issues which in-turn affected her fertility. Karen is a ray of sunshine who will light up your day! Let me introduce you to the wonderful Karen…
Today on the blog we meet the delightful Bianca Smith, from “Where’s my Stork”. I met Bianca online when I read one of her blog posts about IVF being a possessive lover. It was so cleverly written, so hilariously funny and sad at the same time… I just had to connect with this beautiful soul and invite her onto the blog, I was yearning to talk to her about her 10 year fertility journey. With both of us being a public voice on fertility challenges and sharing our journey to motherhood with the world, we had a few things in common and instantly connected. Meet Bianca…
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