Laurie

I live in Vancouver, BC with my husband Bruce, my dog Georgie, and my cat Nunki. We can't have kids, and we've made peace with it. I'm an introverted writer and morning lark! I love school, wine, animals, God, and my Quips and Tips blogs.

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Fertility App to Help Women Get Pregnant

Fertility App to Help Women Get Pregnant

A fertility tracker called Glow uses ovulation cycle forecasts and data analytics to advise women on the best times to conceive. This fertility app is for the iPhone, and was created by the co-founder of PayPal. “My wife and I were lucky. We had our children without any issues,” said Max Levchin to Lauren Goode […]

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Is Your Marriage Suffering Because You Can’t Get Pregnant?

Is Your Marriage Suffering Because You Can’t Get Pregnant?

Here are a few tips for strengthening your marriage during the stress of fertility treatments or the heartbreak of knowing you can’t get pregnant. Some couples are coping with unexplained infertility, which may be “worse” than knowing you can’t get pregnant because of endometriosis, fibroids, or sperm health problems. Knowing why you can’t get pregnant […]

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Getting Pregnant With IVF – How to Slect the Best Embryo

Getting Pregnant With IVF – How to Slect the Best Embryo

Selecting the best embryo is the best way to get pregnant with IVF (in vitro fertilization). By “best”, researchers mean the one most likely to result in a successful pregnancy. This summary of research that shows how a new technique of selecting embryos can help you conceive. There are many reasons IVF doesn’t work (read […]

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How to Overcome Fear You’ll Never Conceive a Baby

How to Overcome Fear You’ll Never Conceive a Baby

If you’ve been trying to conceive a baby for months or years, of course you fear it’ll never happen! Here’s how to overcome fear of infertility. These tips are inspired by Lisa Bloom, who is a mother. This is what she writes in Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World: […]

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How Do You Get Pregnant When You Can’t Afford Fertility Treatments?

How Do You Get Pregnant When You Can’t Afford Fertility Treatments?

Infertility is one of the worst medical diagnoses a couple can receive, especially when they can’t afford to pay for fertility treatments. Here are a few tips on getting pregnant despite the exorbitant cost of procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), If your province or state offered free fertility treatments, you might be pregnant […]

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What is Fertility? Things You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant

What is Fertility? Things You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant

Knowing what fertility is will help you conceive a baby – or prevent an unwanted pregnancy! The more you know about fertility, the more power you have. Especially if you’re a woman. A reader emailed me, asking “what is fertility?” It’s perfect timing, because of National Infertility Awareness Week (which is now over…so maybe the […]

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5 Places to Find Support for Pregnancy Loss

5 Places to Find Support for Pregnancy Loss

If you recently lost a pregnancy, you may feel overwhelmed by the grief you feel. Here are five ways to get the support you need from people who understand what you’re going through. “When I lost my daughter Naomi in my second trimester, I felt complete, utter lonesomeness along with my devastating sadness,” says Kristi […]

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How to Keep Your Marriage Strong During Fertility Treatments

How to Keep Your Marriage Strong During Fertility Treatments

Fertility treatments may be harder on a marriage than money problems! These marriage tips for couples coping with infertility will help you and your spouse strengthen your relationship. Infertility and relationships don’t always mesh well; in fact, infertility can take over a woman or man’s life, emotions, and thoughts. Her inability to conceive a baby – or his […]

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5 Ways to Increase the Chances You’ll Conceive a Baby

5 Ways to Increase the Chances You’ll Conceive a Baby

Written by on April 10, 2013 in Fertility Tips, Getting Pregnant with 0 Comments

Here you’ll find tips for conceiving a baby, plus links to my most popular articles on increasing your fertility and getting a positive pregnancy test. These five tips are based on advice from the fertility experts at Pulling Down the Moon. They say: “History shows that during a recession, birth rates drop as couples delay […]

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How to Know If You’re Ovulating – 3 Signs of Fertility

How to Know If You’re Ovulating – 3 Signs of Fertility

“When am I ovulating?” is the question to ask if you want to get pregnant. There are clues to your fertility in the symptoms of ovulation - they help you identify the best time of month to conceive a baby. These ovulation symptoms can be an alternative to ovulation predictor kits (which can get expensive). “Your menstrual cycle can basically be divided into three […]

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