Finding Happiness In The Weight-Loss Struggle

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Weight-loss is not easy, and neither is maintenance. There comes a point when you take a step back and wonder, is it going to be like this forever? Will I spend the rest of my life monitoring every bite I take and over thinking every workout I do? When will I find that balance? I was at Fusion …
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The Two That Got Away: Coping With Miscarriage

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Once in a while, I get in a little funk. It’s a short-lived funk, and typically something --- or even nothing --- brings it to light. I am the mother of two miscarriages. I’m not sure what that means, or if it even has meaning, or if it’s just a fact. I acknowledge my love for each of those babies …
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7 Common Fertility Myths and Misconceptions

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As Jenn proved recently by becoming pregnant despite the on-paper odds, there is an element of mystery when it comes to getting pregnant. Sure, you can know the logistics of it and time it right, but there is still SO MUCH to learn about fertility and infertility and getting pregnant. After all, …
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10 Things to Do Before Trying to Conceive

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When you know you want to have kids, it can be so exciting to start the countdown to when you're going to start trying to conceive. But when you're not actively trying, it can feel like you're twiddling your thumbs, just waiting for time to pass until you can try. But even if you're not actively …
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Trying to Conceive? How to Survive the Two-Week Wait

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After three years in the trying-to-conceive (TTC) camp, I know extremely well how agonizing the two-week wait between ovulation and either pregnancy (hopefully!) or your period can be. You spend the first half of your cycle waiting and excited to start "trying," then you try a few times (always a …
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Take That Expired Pregnancy Test … Just Know It’ll Drive You Crazy

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“They” say not to use expired pregnancy tests. I now know why. When I first suspected I might be pregnant again, I knew I had a few leftover pregnancy tests from previous experience. When I was trying to get pregnant before, I’d bought a bunch of cheap pregnancy tests online --- which, by the way, …
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Baby Steps: A Book That Gets Real About Infertility, IVF and Womanhood

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Sometimes infertility seems like a little secret club. Current estimates put affected couples at 10 percent of the population, yet how often do you hear the words "infertility" said over dinner when out with friends? It's just not something that's talked about much. (And I can relate --- as I've …
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You Know What It Takes to Get Pregnant — Or Do You?

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When I was ready to have kids, I was ready. I mean, I was counting down the days until my husband and I could start trying. I didn't know how long it would take to get pregnant, but I wanted to do everything I could in advance of trying to bone up on the specifics. I knew how it worked --- I'd known …
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