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What to do during the TWW

The two-week wait (TWW) – a dreaded AND highly anticipated time in any fertility journey. If you have been through…
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What insulin says about your fertility

Is your ?insulin level in check? You might be thinking, “why does it matter?” or “I eat pretty healthily, I’m…
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Sleep, Estrogen Dominance, and Fertility

What does estrogen domiance and sleep have to do with fertility? Did you know that melatonin, one of the hormones…
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Nutritionist Shares Top 3 (researched-based) Tips for Women Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Two years of fertility struggles. Too many needles and internal ultrasounds to count. Multiple failed Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI). I doozy…
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Reducing TTC Sex Fatigue

Reducing TTC Sex Fatigue | Sponsored Post | myMindBodyBaby Ok – THAT got your attention!  We get it.  When you…
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Estrogen Dominance: How we are exposed and what to do about it

Estrogen is a critical hormone for women, helping to control the menstrual cycle and maintain female characteristics like breasts. Additionally,…
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The Silent Male Fertility Struggle

The Silent Male Fertility Struggle | Co-post by Chris Edwards | myMindBodyBaby Is your guy silently suffering? Support for men…
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To My Partner (and future father of my children) this Father’s Day

To my partner, As we head into another tough holiday during our fertility journey, I wanted you to know that…
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Progesterone Problems: why your favourite snack might be impacting your progesterone (and why you should care)

Now do I have your attention? As a nutritionist, you might assume my favourite snack is something along the lines…
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Progesterone Problems: the cortisol effect

“Progesterone Problems: the cortisol effect” by myMindBodyBaby Did you know that stress “robs” your body of progesterone?  If you have…
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Covid-19 Vaccine & Your Fertility

“Covid-19 Vaccine & Your Fertility” | myMindBodyBaby With the state of our global health crisis and as vaccines start becoming…
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A Letter to the Intended Mother on Mother’s Day

“A Letter to the Intended Mother on Mother’s Day” | myMindBodyBaby To the person striving to become a parent: Before…
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You Are Not Alone: Finding Ways to Ease Your Fertility Journey

You Are Not Alone: Finding Ways to Ease Your Fertility Journey | myMindBodyBaby I remember the moment I first tried…
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Reducing the Psychological Burden of Infertility

“Reducing the Psychological Burden of Infertility” | myMindBodyBaby How many times during your fertility journey have you thought, “I can’t…
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How-to Pick a Prenatal Supplement

“How to Pick a Prenatal Supplement” Guest post by Dr. Jodie Peacock, Naturopath Doctor Most of us have heard that…
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IVF Diet: Eating to Maximize IVF Results

“IVF Diet: Eating to Maximize IVF Results” | myMindBodyBaby IVF is a big decision – not only is it $$,…
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Should I Exercise During the Two Week Wait?

“Should I Exercise During the Two Week Wait?” | myMindBodyBaby Exercise is a great form of stress-relief and energy and…
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Your IVF Diet: What The Research Says

“Your IVF Diet: What the Research Says” | myMindBodyBaby It’s like being at the wrong end of a batting cage.…
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Food, Fitness, Festivities and Your Fertility

“Food, Fitness, Festivities and Your Fertility” guest post by Jelena Vulic in conjunction with myMindBodyBaby While the holidays are a…
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Reduce Pregnancy Anxiety: How to Eat in the First Trimester

“Reduce Pregnancy Anxiety: How to Eat in the First Trimester” by myMindBodyBaby If you are reading this and are newly…
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To Test or Not to Test? The Pregnancy Test Debate.

“To Test or Not to Test? The Pregnancy Test Debate” | myMindBodyBaby | Guest Post by Elyse Ash from Fruitful…
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Ovarian Reserve: Decoding Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)

“Ovarian Reserve:  Decoding Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)” guest post by Dr. Jodie Peacock Hearing your Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is low can…
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Pregnancy Outcomes with IVF and ICSI: An Embryologist Explains

“Pregnancy Outcomes with IVF and ICSI: An Embryologist Explains” Guest post by Kristen Jones, Embryologist The decision to move on…
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Endometriosis & Your Fertility: What You Need to Know

“Endometriosis & Your Fertility” | myMindBodyBaby Women are often first diagnosed with endometriosis when they begin to seek help for…
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Your IVF Survival Guide: getting through your cycle calmer, more positive and in control

“Your IVF Survival Guide: getting through your cycle calmer, more positive and in control” | myMindBodyBaby You have a hundred…
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Why Am I Not Ovulating? Part 2

“Why Am I Not Ovulating? Part 2” | myMindBodyBaby In part 1 of “Why Am I Not Ovulating?” we learned…
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Why Am I Not Ovulating? Part 1

“Why Am I Not Ovulating? Part 1” | myMindBodyBaby We get this question A LOT, which makes sense, as according…
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Creating Your Fertility “Board of Directors”

“Creating Your Fertility “Board of Directors”: Guest post by Elyse Ash of Fruitful Fertility How my unofficial team of fertility…
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Recurrent Miscarriage: Why Does it Happen?

“Recurrent Miscarriage:  Why Does it Happen?” | myMindBodyBaby Experiencing a miscarriage is devastating.  Each one carries its own unique tale…
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Do You Have Luteal Phase Defect?

“Do You Have Luteal Phase Defect?” | myMindBodyBaby According to Resolve, a national infertility association based out of the United…
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Secondary Infertility: What You Need to Know

“Secondary Infertility: What You Need to Know” | myMindBodyBaby Secondary infertility is the inability to conceive after a prior clinical…
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A Letter to the Woman Trying to Have a Baby

“A Letter to the Woman Trying to Have a Baby” | myMindBodyBaby I see the twinge of sadness as you…
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Your Top Infertility Worries and How to Manage Them

“Your Top Infertility Worries and How to Manage Them” | myMindBodyBaby   It is obvious that infertility can cause stress. …
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Fertility Treatments on Hold? Here’s What To Do

“Fertility Treatments on Hold? Here’s What to Do” | myMindBodyBaby The waiting. The wondering. The frustration… If you have ever…
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COVID-19 and Fertility Treatments

“COVID-19 and Fertility Treatments” | updated November 29, 2020 myMindBodyBaby Practicing Social Isolation Our community has been on edge since…
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5 Tips to Make IVF Easier

“5 Tips to Make IVF Easier” | myMindBodyBaby First, let’s be clear.  Making the decision and proceeding with an IVF…
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5 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Getting Pregnant

“5 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Pregnant” myMindBodyBaby If you have asked yourself this question, you are not alone.…
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6 Myths About PCOS: Debunked

“6 Myths About PCOS: Debunked” | myMindBodyBaby We are going to look at, and debunk, 6 myths about PCOS!  Despite…
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Weighing in on (in)Fertility: How Excess Body Fat Affects Fertility

“Weighing in on (in)Fertility: How Excess Body Fat Affects Fertility” | myMindBodyBaby A whopping 16% of couples face fertility challenges…
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Implantation: How Does it Happen and What Can You do to Support it?

“Implantation: How Does it Happen and What Can You do to Support it?” | myMindBodyBaby If you’re here, visiting us…
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Why Having a Fertility Mentor Might Be Just What You Need

“Why Having a Fertility Mentor Might Be Just What You Need” | guest post by Elyse Ash from Fruitful Fertility…
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You aren’t getting pregnant. Now what?

“You aren’t getting pregnant. Now what?” | myMindBodyBaby You and your partner made the exciting decision to start a family! …
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PCOS Diagnosis: What is it and what you can do to manage it?

“PCOS Diagnosis: What is it and what you can do to manage it?” | myMindBodyBaby PCOS Diagnosis: Are you 1…
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Lifestyle Factors that Affect Conception Rates

“Lifestyle Factors that Affect Conception” by myMindBodyBaby It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to connect a healthy lifestyle with being…
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Managing Your Career During Infertility Part 2: Advancing Your Career

“Managing Your Career During Infertility Part 2: Advancing Your Career” | myMindBodyBaby In Part 1 of this series we looked…
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Egg Health and Fertility: 5 Ways to Support Conception

“Egg Health and Fertility: 5 Ways to Support Conception” | By myMindBodyBaby Picture this. On the day you were born,…
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Managing Your Career During Infertility Part 1: Coping in the Workplace

“Managing Your Career During Infertility Part 1: Coping in the Workplace” | myMindBodyBaby It can be challenging to plan your…
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Preparing for Fertility Treatment: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

“Preparing for Fertility Treatment: Questions to Ask Your Doctor” | myMindBodyBaby Full disclosure: I love science and research and my…
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Natural Medicine for Fertility: Supplements, Herbs & Spices

“Natural Medicine for Fertility: Supplements, Herbs & Spices” by myMindBodyBaby Guest post by Dr. Corina Kibsey, ND Globally, infertility affects…
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After a Failed IVF

“After a Failed IVF” | myMindBodyBaby There is so much that goes into the decision to turn to IVF. It…
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Hormonal Hellions: 5 Common Hormone Disruptors in Your Home

“Hormonal Hellions: 5 Common Hormone Disruptors in Your Home” myMindBodyBaby Bursting out into tears for no apparent reason. Craving chocolate…
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Infertility Hangover

“Infertility Hangover” | myMindBodyBaby The Infertility Hangover. It has a lot of symptoms. I was in a fertility clinic the…
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Top 10 Fertility Foods

“Top 10 Fertility Foods” | myMindBodyBaby I’ve always been one of those people who believed I could “fix” anything with…
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The Dreaded Two Week Wait: 3 Tactics to Get Through It

“The Dreaded Two Week Wait: 3 Tactics to Get Through It” | myMindBodyBaby The dreaded two week wait. The TWW.…
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4 Hacks: Surviving the Fertility Clinic Waiting Room

“4 Hacks: Surviving the Fertility Clinic Waiting Room” by myMindBodyBaby We’ve all experienced the wrath of waiting rooms. The silence,…
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Surviving Mother’s Day After Infertility or Loss

“Surviving Mother’s Day After Infertility or Loss” | myMindBodyBaby Mother’s Day used to sound so innocuous – until I tried…
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The Right to Make Life Choices

“The Right to Make Life Choices” | myMindBodyBaby Today is International Women’s Day and this means different things to different…
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Conception 101: Understanding Female Fertility

“Conception 101: Understanding Female Fertility” | myMindBodyBaby “Let’s talk about sex baby, let’s talk about you and me…” Salt-N’-Pepa, fanny…
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Sage and Porcini Cauliflower Soup

“Sage Porcini and Cauliflower Soup” | myMindBodyBaby It’s midweek and my husband, daughter, dog and I have gone north for…
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The Day I Almost Died…My Ectopic Pregnancy

“The Day I Almost Died…My Ectopic Pregnancy” | mymindbodybaby I never wanted kids until I just did. As a nutritionist,…
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Infertility Journey: Our Long Road to Pregnancy

“Infertility Journey: Our Long Road to Pregnancy” | myMindBodyBaby Seems so easy. First of all, for something that seems so…
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Burpees to Babies? Fitness to Fertility? How your sweat sesh may help lead to pregnancy

  “Burpees to babies? Fitness to Fertility? How your sweat sesh may help lead to pregnancy.” | myMindBodyBaby Fitness to…
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Breastfeeding Blips: 3 Ways to Increase Milk Production

“Breastfeeding Blips: 3 Ways to Increase Milk Production”| mymindbodybaby I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Breastfeeding…
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5 Natural Ways to Help Reduce Postpartum Hair Loss

“5 Natural Ways to Help Reduce Postpartum Hair Loss” | myMindBodyBaby Hair today, gone tomorrow! Let’s talk postpartum hair loss…ugh!…
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