When Things Don’t Go As Planned

My husband and I were hoping to try IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). Since nothing else was working, we thought it'd be the logical next step for us. But we weren't expecting a crazy "rest" cycle in between. A rest cycle in which I just ovulated today, on day 56. A rest cycle where we were…

A Needed Vacation and A New Cycle

The last month or so has had a lot of ups and downs. We had a negative pregnancy test after our last cycle. It was difficult to take, as we had tried so hard to do everything we could with the many injections, other medications, and all of the ultrasounds and blood drawings. It just…

Pets and Mental Health

Pets are awesome. They bring love, companionship, fun, a sense of responsibility, and lots and lots of cuddling to a home (among other things). But pets may also help in another way: promoting good mental health. I know for me, my dog Daisy and cat Misty keep me upbeat. I feel good as I take…