Hiring a doula and why I loved having mine

Looking back, hiring a doula for my second birth was one the best decisions of my life. Or should I say, NOT hiring a doula for my first labor was one of the most stupid things I ever did. But no one told me I should hire a doula. No one ever mentioned that having a female support can mean a world of difference. No one told me what doulas really [...]

2017-10-19T17:37:24+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Gluten sensitivity and infertility

Image courtesy of Kelli Wong Photography at Flickr.com Stomachs of some genetically susceptible people just can't stand gluten. After such individuals eat gluten (a protein hard to avoid as it's contained in wheat, barley and rye), they develop all kinds of gastrointestinal problems, but also other manifestations, such as joint pain, fatigue, depression, and infertility. As the matter of fact, bodies of some pe0ple become so disturbed by gluten,  that they develop celiac disease [...]

2017-10-13T12:01:38+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

What are cycle buddies and fertility friends and why you should have one

Image courtesy of nenetus at FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you're going through a fertility treatment, most likely you don't get to talk about it very much. Because infertility is still a taboo topic and in my opinion that will not significantly change at any point soon. If the only person you discuss your TTC struggle with is your partner, then you should find at least one more human being in a situation similar to yours [...]

2017-10-13T12:01:38+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Infertility hurts? Read about sleep deprivation that your baby will bring

Image courtesy: Cat Nap by flickr.com. Yes I remember it well. During times of infertility, all we want is to finally hold our baby, to cuddle with the little joy and to imagine how marvelous it will be when it starts talking to us... But what we don’t know in times of infertility is what no one has warned us about and that is, how horrible the sleep deprivation will be once the [...]

2017-10-13T12:01:38+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , |