No one goes into surgery thinking something terrible is going to happen. We just roll the dice and believe we will be in the percentage of people who are lucky. How else would we allow ourselves to be put under and sliced open so willingly? I wasn’t so lucky in mid-summer 2018, I had just finished another egg retrieval for IVF, my 4th so far. I was trying to keep my hopes up that this one would result in a good embryo or two. The last egg retrieval had resulted in nothing, not a single good embryo, even though at 38 years old it didn’t seem like I could really be too old yet? Going into this retrieval I had been doing “everything” there was to…
I just got back on the mat and if felt AMAZING. I know Instagram photos may seem to tell a different story, but these last few months, (I guess year, actually), have been super challenging for myself and my family. One big reason is that I have undergone two unexpected surgeries within the span of four months time. When I look back through my pictures I see how flowing maxi dresses can easily cover the scars and swelling. No one would know, unless I shared of course. I think it’s important to share because it could help others who may end up on a similar journey. (more…)
If you are having trouble achieving pregnancy, one of the first things an alternative doctor, such as a naturopathic doctor or fertility acupuncturist, will ask you to do is to alter your diet to cut out gluten and dairy, and up your intake of dark, leafy greens. I know there is a lot of “eye-rolling” out there when it comes to claiming that you can’t eat gluten, but the truth of it is, gluten is very inflammatory in the body, and even if you don’t have celiac disease, you may have a predisposition toward auto-immune diseases already present in your body manifested in your genes. And eating gluten + autoimmune disease is NOT a good combination. (more…)
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