Self Advocacy 101

I've always been a fan of advocating for others. When I was younger I would often find myself in positions of standing up for the underdog and relentlessly taking a stand until my parents were called to the principal's office to receive a lecture on my disobedience. What can I say? I wanted to give a voice to those who struggled to speak. Maybe that is why I chose the profession I did. 

#startasking

This week is National infertility Awareness Week (April 24-30, 2016) and the theme this year is #startasking. There are so many things you can do to get involved!  Here are a few things you can do to help.

Step 2: Come Up For Air (A Final Embryo Update)

It's fascinating how our minds are capable of processing such extreme changes in emotions within a short amount of time. Within one week, we experienced feelings of nervousness to excitement and relief, back to nervousness then to heartbreak and back to relief again. IN ONE WEEK. I don't know I how I managed to get through it without heavy drugs but I did. 

Step 1: Hold Your Breath

Do you remember what it felt like to hold your breath for as long as possible? Or should I ask if you remember the feeling of the first inhalation after your breath holding endeavors? As adults, most of us don't go around trying this task anymore and save the game for kids who are traveling through a tunnel, over a bridge or competing on the playground.