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The Ultimate Resources On Why You Need Folic Acid

Folic acid is one of the most important vitamins you need before pregnancy and throughout pregnancy. Some even recommend that you should take a multivitamin with folic acid every day. Folic Acid is proven to prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly. It also helps with the healthy development of the fetus. Apart from these, …

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Daily Chores To Do Inorder To Have An Organized Home

I am not a clean and organized freak, but I like to have a clutter-free home and to be able to find things where they’re supposed to be. http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/daily-chores.png I am sharing the daily tasks I do to make our household clutter-free. I hope you will find it helpful. Daily Chores To Have An Organized …

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23+ Simple Ways to Improve Fertility that You Can Start Right Away

If you are planning to start a family soon, then you have to start considering things. You have to start paying attention to your health to prep your body for your future baby. The idea is to create a welcoming womb for your baby. It can be done in many different ways, watching the food …

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The Most Common Cosmetic Products That Might Be Hurting Your Fertility

How safe are your cosmetic products? Are they helping you or destroying you? We have covered the environmental toxins that you should avoid when trying to get pregnant. And today we are going to check your beauty products.  We will find out if they are safe for you and not be debilitating to your fertility. We …

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5 Emotional Effects of Infertility That You Need To Know

Knowing the emotional effects of infertility would make us more prepared physically, mentally, financially and spiritually. As they say, knowledge is power. I always say infertility is hard and painful because it really is. The word itself is full of gloom and negativity. I would never want to be called “infertile” however; it is the …

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The Top 5 Fertility Drugs That You Should Know

  It has been found that 15% of couples in North America and Europe are struggling with infertility. Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after trying for a year. It can be because of the woman or the man or even both. Studies found that one-third of infertility, the problem is with the man, …

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Important Foods You Should Be Eating To Increase Ovulation

Last week, I had the honor to guest post at theinspirationlady.com. I was given the chance to share the foods that increase ovulation for those women who are trying to conceive. Struggling to conceive is hard and frustrating but we have to do what we got to do in order to realize our dream of motherhood. …

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15 Most Inspirational Scriptures on Infertility

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/scriptures-on-infertility.png Infertility is hard and painful. You will never wish this on your worst enemy. It never crossed my mind that infertility will be one of my life’s struggles. I never thought that my plan to have a big family is something that I have to struggle with. I thought I would be like those …

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A Complete Guide to TTC Abbreviation Terms

If you have been trying to conceive for awhile or just starting, I am sure that you have run into online support forums. Maybe even joined a lot of them. And I am confident that you encountered a bunch of new terms and acronyms which do not make sense to you? For me, I have …

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10 Things to Avoid when Trying to Get Pregnant

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/10thingsto-avoid-when-trying-to-get-pregnant.png We already covered the fertility foods to eat to increase fertility, and now we might as well also look into things to avoid when trying to get pregnant. In this way, we will be able to know both sides of the spectrum. (Please note that this post may contain affiliate links) The goal when trying to …

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How to Strengthen your Marriage When Dealing with Infertility

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/how-to-strengthen-marriage-when-dealing-with-infertility.png Working to strengthen your marriage when dealing with infertility can be a bit challenging.  Both of you are so focused on doing all the things/tips you learn and can read about getting pregnant that you forget about each other. Because of this, getting intimate is not spontaneous anymore. It is always directed towards a …

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Take a Break after Multiple IUIs

(This post may contain affiliate links) Do I need to take a break after multiple IUIs? If you are new here, check out our fertility treatment journey, First IUI, Second IUI and Third IUI. This is one of the most common questions I read from support forums of hopeful moms. The answer to this question …

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Ways on How to Ease Anxiety During Two Week Wait

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ways-o-how-to-ease-anxiety-during-two-week-wait.png /> (This post may contain affiliate links.) What is a two-week wait? Blood was drawn, ovaries were evaluated, HCG trigger shot injected and uterus was inseminated. Everything was done. Now what? Now the dreadful two-week wait begins. How do you keep yourself from getting crazy during this time? Two-week wait is the period from …

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Our Third IUI and Hopefully the Last

Our third IUI came quickly. Who would have thought we will come this far. I used to think that one shot of fertility treatment will do the trick and I would be holding my bundle of joy in my arms today. But, things don’t always work out the way we want it to be. First …

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The Top 10 Books On Infertility That You Need To Read

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/books-on-infertility.png (This post may contain affiliate links meaning I will get a small commission at no cost to you if you decide to purchase. Thank you for the support) Infertility books are very useful especially when you are struggling with infertility. Books bring you comfort knowing that you are not alone in this journey. They …

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The Best 21 Foods You Should Be Eating to Boost your Fertility

  (This post may contain affiliate links) According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, there are 10% of the population affected by infertility. And infertility is strongly impacted by foods we eat. Researchers show that there is a link between fertility and diet. Fertility diet is sometimes or most of the time overlooked when dealing …

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9 Infographic Resources On Trying to Conceive

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/infographicresources.png (This post may contain affiliate links) When we started trying to conceive, I started searching high and low for information. And of course, there is so much information on the internet that it overwhelmed me. I started reading articles, lots and lots of them. And I realized that I am not retaining most of …

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7 Things You Need to Know about Clomid Today

7 Things that  Clomid Can Do to You So, if you just started with Clomid or planning to start and wanted to know what to expect, you are in the right place. You can also check out my post about my first experience with IUI. Clomid is also known as Clomiphene is a drug that …

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How To Deal With The Pain Of Another Negative Beta HCG

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/anothernegative-hcg.png  If you are new here at WishfulMom, you can check out my first post. HCG(Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is otherwise called the “pregnancy hormone”. Beta HCG test is a test that looks for HCG in the blood. It is a preferred tool for urine test especially when fertility treatment is involved. We had our second …

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How To Easily Administer HCG Trigger Shot

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/HCG-Trigger-Shot.png Step by Step Guide on How to Administer HCG Trigger Shot HCG trigger shot alone can be intimidating. How much more if you are to inject it into your own body? Well for me, I hate needles so poking myself with it would be horrible. I had to ask my husband to do it …

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9 Vitamins Needed When Trying to Conceive

(This post may contain affiliate links) Sign up for Auto Delivery and save 10% select brands at Vitaminshoppe.com There are vitamins needed when trying to conceive. There are a lot of them out there but listed below the ones that should be at the top of your list. When my husband and I started trying …

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Ways On How To Be Diagnosed with PCOS

PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS) is one of the most common causes of infertility in women. The ovaries contain small cysts which are not harmful. These cysts prevent women from ovulating and getting pregnant. http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ways-on-how-to-be-diagnosed-with-pcos.png Irregular periods have been a problem all my life. It can go from 2 to 3 months of not having it. For …

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Get To Know What Not to Do During Two-Week Wait after IUI

(This post may contain affiliate links) The two-week wait after IUI is a struggle or better yet the most dreaded thing in the world(at least for me). For those of you who had undergone fertility treatments, you know how hard and stressful the two-week wait is. It is the longest two weeks of your life-from …

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The 10 Important Things I Have Learned From My IUI Experience

(This post may contain affiliate links) Going through more than one IUI was definitely a learning experience. I have listed things that I have learned and tried which I think are important. I hope you will find them useful as well. Things You Should Do When You Are Going For IUI Take your prenatal vitamins. …

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First IUI Failed Hoping For Successful Second

http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Second-IUI.png If you read my very first post, you know that my first IUI failed and so here we are on my second cycle. Blood work is not fun at all. As soon as I got my period I called to make an appointment for blood work and ultrasound. The clinician was rough, she poked into my …

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First IUI Experience: An Unexpected Fertility Journey

It has been quite an eventful month for us. We lost the wonderful Dad of my husband. But it didn’t stop us from moving forward into fulfilling our dream to have our family. We started our journey with intrauterine insemination. “http://wishfulmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/First-IUI-Experience.png” WHAT IS INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION? After being diagnosed with the dreaded Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, we …

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