Hi moms and moms-to-be (and dads?)!
Welcome to this blog.
My name is Olivia. I am a former journalist and sub-editor, but now I am ecstatically happy to be a stay at home mom. In 2006, I finally gave birth to my daughter, after getting pregnant through Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). In 2008, my son also joined our family. Conceiving wasn’t easy for me, but I can say that I am already pining for a third baby, though for many reasons our family might not grow any more.
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 at olivia.m @ trying-to-conceive dot com (obviously, you need to remove the spaces and insert a real dot)!
Let me introduce the other contributors to this blog as well:
Tania is a registered nurse who is currently working in the health and fitness field as an aerobics instructor and trainer. She will be 30 this year, and she and her husband started trying to conceive at the beginning of the year. For the moment, they’re taking it easy and enjoying the “trying” part! You can contact her at tania.tod @ trying-to-conceive dot com
Dana is a mother of two beautiful daughters. Dana also worked as nurse, but is currently full time Stay at Home Mom.
Robert is a chemist and husband to beautiful woman who is struggling with PCOS. He is also a professional writer and an author of 15 books that have been translated into Spanish, German, Hindi, Japanese and Russian.