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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When Is It Time to Expand Your Family?

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When is the right time to think about having a baby --- again? I am almost positive that there is no right answer to this question. There are families expanding all around me, even our own Fit Bottomed Mama Erin is expecting! This announcement got me to thinking more about my little family and …
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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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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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Trapped Emotions, Inherited Emotions, All the Emotions!

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Remember that divine intervention I mentioned a few weeks ago? The one where I said I got an out-of-the-blue email from Brandon Hyde, a certified Emotion Code practitioner, and that I'd be talking about my work with him more in future posts? Well, today is that post. And I've started it about 20 …
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Fertility Herbs, Acupuncture and Cracking the Emotion Code

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It's funny; my husband and I planned to start acupuncture regularly in spring of this year ... and then September. But, life got in the way, and there was just too much on our plates. Not to mention that the timing just felt rushed. (Remember this post? Still very, very much following that mindset.) …
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Get Treated for Eating Disorders Before Trying to Get Pregnant

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Women who are ready to try to get pregnant often try to start getting healthier and limit unhealthy behaviors like smoking. Eating right, exercising and taking prenatal vitamins are often at the top of the pre-pregnancy to-do list. But now experts say some women should add one more item to the …
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Making Peace With Time: Sometimes You Just Need a Break

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I've officially been "trying" to get pregnant for two years now. Two years.  That's kind of hard to swallow. Two years is a long time --- even though, in a lot of ways, it's gone by fast. I've seen friends get pregnant, have kids --- and then have more kids. I've co-written two books. I've …
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Stressed About Your Ticking Biological Clock? Don’t Be

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Any woman who thinks she may want to have kids in the future stresses about that ticking biological clock. At least I did. It's basically common knowledge that a woman's eggs have an expiration date and that the earlier you try to get pregnant, the faster it'll happen and the less likely you'll be …
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