Tag Archive for fertility

One and Done?

“So when are you starting on number two?” Yes really, I am already being asked that question. My son is just under four months old, and already I’ve encountered the rush to add another sibling to our new family of three. My response… “You have heard about my struggles with fertility right? You know I wrote a book about it?”… Read more →

Without the Rain there is no Rainbow

We never forget the storm, but it is the rainbow of hope that promises a new tomorrow.   This month is quite a significant month for me. It marks four years since we started our conception journey. Albeit I am appreciative, as many have travelled much longer, some are still on their journey.   I also turn forty this month,… Read more →

Multiple Miscarriages? Be an advocate for yourself. By Lora Shahine

Multiple miscarriages? Be an advocate for yourself: When to ask more from your provider… Lora Shahine, a Physician from Pacific NW Fertility gives her expert view on recurrent miscarriage.   Women with miscarriages tell me they feel broken and often ignored. When they are feeling the most vulnerable and grieving a loss of pregnancy they can hear statements from their providers… Read more →

The Road to my Rainbow

For the past four years my goal has been to get pregnant with my rainbow baby. It has been all I have hoped and dreamed for, and I remained determined never to give up. I was lucky. I fell pregnant easily, but sadly I couldn’t ever seem to stay pregnant, until now. I count myself even luckier today as I reach my… Read more →

Breaking Social Norms

Infertility affects approximately 1 in 10 couples, and 1 in 4 pregnancies result in miscarriage. Fertility rates decline by around 10% per month for women over the age of thirty-five. Recurrent miscarriage (over three losses in a row) affects 1% of the female population. Nowadays, everywhere I go, it feels as though these infertility statistics are taunting me. Had I… Read more →

Guest Blog: Lessons Learned from my Stillbirth*

Introducing guest blogger, Bridget Osho, a holistic fertility therapist and the founder of Cherie Mamma. This is her story.   Several years ago, I met my husband and got pregnant. Everything seemed ok, I tried to do the right things and the pregnancy progressed well. I didn’t know much about pregnancy then but I had heard that you needed to be careful in… Read more →

The Colours of a Rainbow

I have travelled this path for some time now. Always searching for my rainbow, hoping that one-day this storm will pass. Many of you have been walking with me; holding my hand when I’ve needed it and urging me to keep walking, when I slowed down. There have been times where I have wanted to turn around, or find a… Read more →