Hi moms and moms-to-be (and dads?)!
Welcome to this blog.
I love being a mother! I try to be a compassionate and gentle mother, although I have to admit that patience is something that doesn’t always come naturally for me. On my personal parenting journey, homebirthing, breastfeeding, and positive discipline have turned out to be important. In my spare time (yes, I still have some!) I love sewing, experimenting with cooking, and travel.
I am passionate (and ever so slightly nerdy) about all topics related to the female body, trying to conceive, pregnancy, and birth.
Everyone’s road to motherhood is different, and we all face our own obstacles. In this blog, I will try to provide as much information on the topic of getting pregnant, fertility and fertility problems as possible, to hopefully make the journey a bit more easy to navigate through, for everyone trying to conceive and those for whom making a baby didn’t turn out to be as simple as they hoped.
Is there any subject you would like to see covered, but isn’t yet? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please feel free to email me!
Have you and your partner recently decided its time to start trying for a baby, or are you just contemplating it? You may be surprised how much your life changes before you ever even see that positive pregnancy test. Youll get to know your body in new and weird ways...read more
When I started writing for Trying To Conceive, I was juggling a baby and a toddler and hoping to have another one very soon. Passionate about everything from using cervical mucus to find out when you're really fertile (it works!!!) and natural childbirth to baby...read more
Couples who are trying to conceive are usually preoccupied with the female partners health and fertility. That is understandable since getting pregnant depends on the womans health and knowing when she is fertile to a large extent. Ovulation calendars, folic acid,...read more
Weve all heard of acupuncture — a treatment method that involves inserting really thin needles into strategic points of the skin. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat all kinds of things, and is believed to have originated in China. Can it cure...read more
Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara became the oldest confirmed mother when she gave birth to twins very close to her 67th birthday. She was 130 days older than Adriana Iliescu, the 66 year-old Romanian mother who boasted that she had plenty of time to have another baby...read more
You know that you need to follow a healthy diet during pregnancy, and that you should work out to stay fit. But how many of these 10 surprising facts about pregnancy nutrition and fitness are new to you? 1. You CAN diet during pregnancy Most people think that it isnt...read more