The Extended Effect of Infertility: A Mother-Daughter Interview

January 21, 2020

Michelle, co-founder of Orchid Experience, sat down with her mom, Gail, and asked her to share her experience as a mother seeing her daughter struggle with infertility.

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Self-Care and Infertility

January 14, 2020

Struggling with infertility can be a lonely journey. It may be difficult to put into words the numerous, and sometimes conflicting, emotions that are felt at different points along the way. Even when an individual does want to talk or reach out to others, it is overwhelming to think about who might understand, or where to go for unconditional support. There are two avenues that can be helpful, namely, supporting oneself (self-care), as well as giving and receiving support from others.

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Infertility: The Absolute Obsession with Getting Pregnant

January 7, 2020

The first month you pull the goalie, in the bedroom, you get a little hopeful at the end of the month, thinking, “maybe we’ll get lucky.” You don’t think much of it ‘cause you know you only have about a 30% chance of getting pregnant (assuming you got the timing right).

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Reset Your Fertility Mindset

December 31, 2019

Most likely you have been reliving the same cycle of emotions month after month while trying to conceive. It usually starts with a whole heap of hope and by the end of the very impatient two-week wait when aunt Flo returns you’re absolutely heartbroken. Sound familiar? We know, it sucks, but it doesn’t have to feel that way.

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Laugh Your Way into the New Year

December 24, 2019

The holidays can be fun and full of stress at the same time. When you’re going through infertility the constant comments and questions can be painful … “When are you going to have kids?” … “How are the treatments going?” … or our fave (insert eye roll) “Why don’t you just adopt?” Sometimes humor can be the best medicine.

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Why You Shouldn’t Create a New Year’s Resolution

December 19, 2019

Yeah, you read that right. You shouldn’t create a new year’s resolution. It seems harmless: the calendar year comes to an end and everyone else creates a goal for the new year. Why shouldn’t I? Because why do you need an arbitrary day to make a change for the good? You should be motivated to make that change when it’s best for you. So this is what you should do instead.

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Meditation and Mindfulness

December 10, 2019

Practicing meditation or mindfulness has many definitive health benefits, including improved mood, reduced stress, and better sleep. Yet, even with these scientifically proven physical and emotional benefits, it is often a very difficult skill to learn and to practice on a regular basis.

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How To Be Heard

December 3, 2019

Communication is key, but it’s tough to do when you don’t even know what you need or want. Even if you think you know what you need now, it may change in a few weeks. Here are a few techniques to explore the next time you want to be heard:

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10 Tips for Managing Stress This Holiday Season

November 26, 2019

We realize this time of year can be extremely stressful, and we’ve all heard how stress can negatively impact one’s ability to conceive. That’s why we’ve put together 10 quick tips for managing stress this holiday season. We hope you find them useful.

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3 Ways to Self Indulge

November 19, 2019

Indulgence doesn’t need to be naughty or expensive, and when done in moderation, it can be part of a healthy life. Everyone has a different idea of what is fun, and sometimes we need some fresh ideas on how to enjoy ourselves. Here are our favorite ways at Orchid Experience to indulge ourselves:

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