10 Things I'd Tell My Younger Self About IVF

Hindsight is a beautiful thing. I've never really been an early adopter. I'm fixed in my ways and stuck in my own beliefs. When I do believe in something, you can bet your bottom dollar I do so with insatiable passion. I'm not proud of this rigidity, but I'm working on it. ...more

How to Get Pregnant in 25 Easy Steps

1.Chat with boyfriend about having children – perhaps two or three of ‘em. Imagine them growing up in a perfect bubble of bliss, or something. Agree you will try and make a baby as soon as married.2. Have a wonderful wedding day and talk about how romantic a Honeymoon baby would be. Convince self you are pregnant on Honeymoon as a bit more tired than normal and just have a feeling. Tiredness is nothing to do with all the drinking and late nights and you are definitely not delusional with the feeling....more

What You Need To Know About Fertility And Infertility Before TTC

I have a lot of girl friends in their early-to-mid thirties who have yet to try to get pregnant. Some are still single and waiting to meet the right man. Others are married, but have decided to wait a little longer before trying to conceive. Given what I now know about fertility and infertility, there are a few things I’d want to tell them. ...more
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The Very First Pre-Seed Baby

Pre-Seed® is giving away these awesome Pre-Seed Baby onesies! Too bad I didn’t have this for my son, who was the original FIRST Pre-Seed baby  or as I used to call them “Seedlings.” Seeing these onesies made me want to share my favorite Pre-Seed stories. Of course, my all time fav is right next to me in this picture. ...more

Drowning in TTC Tips? Separate Fertility Fact From Fiction

Do you know if age, timing, sex position, lubricant, health, or lifestyle impact your chances of getting pregnant?  If you are TTC, you have probably heard many tips and have a hard time telling which ones may actually help. Let’s separate fertility fact from fiction for your best chance at getting pregnant! ...more

Making the Most of Your Fertility Naturally

Whether you have just started trying to conceive or you have been trying for years, there are things you can do give your self the best chance. In general, couples have about a 20% chance of conceiving each month. Approximately 80% of couples will conceive in their first 6 months of trying, if you haven’t during this time you need to take things seriously. Some physicians will ask you to wait a year before making an appointment, but you don’t have to, and if you are in your thirties you should NOT wait try for more than 6 months before scheduling an appointment....more

When Oral Sex is Really Bad

When you are trying to conceive, oral sex IS taboo, unless it is managed correctly!...more

What is the Fertility Awareness Method?

The Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) refers to practices that allow women to determine the fertile and infertile phases of their monthly cycle. FAM can be used to either avoid pregnancy, to achieve pregnancy, or as a way to monitor reproductive health....more

Ten Things To Not Say To Someone Undergoing Infertility Treatments

Seriously, I swear the fertility Gods have to be boys....more

A New Blog for Stef!

I've never been great with blogs.  I can't tell you why... No.  That's not true.  I'm inconsistent and easily distracted.  Plus, I constantly worry about writing something stupid.  Still, I do  write stupid stuff.  However, I think I'm pretty funny and have a good perspective on life and somehow think that people give a rip about said humor and perspective. ...more