Have you ever been sitting in traffic, walking down the grocery store aisle, or just minding your own business, when out of nowhere your mind begins playing an endless stream of negativity? Things that are going wrong in your life, where you aren’t doing your best, or things feel out of your control and […]
When you know in your gut that a big part of your life’s purpose is to become a mother, the fantasizing and dreaming begins. As little girls, we are already fantasizing about motherhood when we are playing with our dolls, pretending like they are our babies. The experience becomes even more real when we […]
We had been married for a year and decided it was time to get off the pill and try to start a family. Seven months went by and nothing. No period and barely any smiley faces on the ovulation kits I was doing daily. I saw my OB and he told me in the office […]
Last week, I interviewed an incredibly brave and outstanding woman, Pradeepa, who went through 3 miscarriages, 3 failed IUIs, and 8 IVFs, and then was able to complete her family through the adoption process. The decision she and her husband made was based on their open and honest conversation about their dream of having […]
I don’t remember why, but someone commented “Rebellious” on my social media posts. A wave of emotions struck me. Dang! This is exactly who I am. I would normally describe myself as a dedicated rule follower, but when I think about two momentous occasions in my life, my marriage and my fertility journey, I am […]
Have you ever wondered when you should seek a fertility specialist? Do you know what to look for when choosing a fertility specialist? These can be overwhelming and complex decisions, but the answers can sometimes be simpler than you imagined. Knowing when you should seek help for your fertility journey can be a daunting task. […]
What If I told you infertility affects men and women equally? Do you know infertility will be a whopping £20 billion industry by 2020? And yet most of the time the industry targets women; ranging from medical treatments to yoga, nutrition, weight loss, acupuncture, massages, tea, supplements, consulting, counseling and coaching. I used to be […]
Feel like an emotional volcano ready to explode on your partner? Yup. Infertility will do that…in part 3 of this 3-part video series, fertility coach Pradeepa Narayanaswamy shares two techniques for dealing with this kind of TTC-related stress. Today we’re wrapping up our 3-part video series about dealing with the TTC-related stress that pops up […]
I’ve always been a control freak. Blame it on being the first-born. Blame it on genetics. But I’ve always loved structure, order and organization, whether it be by lining up all my stuffed animals as a 3-year-old or arranging all my apps by color as a 35-year-old. These Type A inclinations have *mostly* served me […]
Guest Post by Pradeepa Narayanaswamy for Pregnantish Pradeepa Narayanaswamy, of Dallas, Texas, has been a corporate leadership coach for many years, helping employees and companies overcome obstacles to growth. Yet she faced her own tough challenge—trying to build her family—without much guidance, keeping her own counsel through the almost 13 years that she and her […]
In this video, Pradeepa shares two techniques for being present with your partner and supporting one another…even when you just want to wring their neck.
For those who are in a similar boat like I was many years ago with my infertility struggles, I wanted to offer 6 tips that will help you repair, rejuvenate and strengthen your relationship for a more positive experience as a couple irrespective of the outcome.