Health

Coping with Infertility

Infertility affects couples in various ways, but for all, it is a difficult time. 1 in 6 couples deal with issues of infertility.  Most couples experience feelings of grief, envy, despair and even failure. These feeling can be overwhelming for any couple as they decide what course to take. Coping with infertility is challenging, but there are ways to help you manage this trying time. Acknowledging your emotions is an important first step; Ignoring or avoiding feelings is not healthy. No two people are the same so everyone will deal with their emotions differently. Some will immediately adopt a positive attitude […]

A Healthy Fertility Diet

A Healthy Fertility Diet: The nutrients you need to conceive Maintaining good nutrition plays a large role when it comes to having a healthy reproductive system. The foods we eat tend to reflect building blocks for our hormones. For instance, antioxidants, which help to protect the egg and sperm from the destruction of free radicals, are found in blueberries, kidney beans, and cranberries. Just as nutrients in food can be helpful for fertility, there are some foods and chemicals within foods that can be destruction for your fertility. We put together a list of natural fertility foods & nutrients (as […]

The Truth about Trying

The truth about trying Before you and your partner start treatment for infertility, you need to establish how far you are willing to go. Do you want medicine and surgery? Or just one or the other? You may change your mind later down the road but it is good to know where to draw the line. The cost for fertility treatment can cost a lot, and most of the time insurance companies do not cover it. This is where Mavericks Miracle Babies comes in; we help families afford the treatments needed to have a child of their own. The idea […]

Staying Sane During the Injections & IUI process, a guest blog by Co Founder Kelsey Edwards

Staying Sane During the Injections + IUI Process Hi, I am Kelsey Edwards co-founder and Grant Committee Chair of Maverick’s Miracle Babies Foundation. As you may already know from reading my story on our website, my husband and I struggled to get pregnant for 4 years. What finally worked for us was doing Gonal-F Injections and receiving an IUI. I want to talk a little about the injection and IUI process and what kept me motivated throughout it. The first time I was to give myself a shot was intense. I am not a believer in the motto pain, no […]

Fertility over 40

Fertility over 40 Trying to have a healthy baby is hard enough without the added stress of trying to while over the age of 40. Infertility is one of those common yet deeply personal issues that many women still don’t feel comfortable talking about , which may explain why some of us seem a bit confused about how getting older affects our ability to achieve a healthy pregnancy. In most cases if you are in your early 40’s your healthcare provider will advise you to only see a fertility specialist after you have had frequent unprotected sex 3-4 times a […]

Understanding Infertility

Understanding Infertility   Infertility is the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected sex.  Roughly 10% of couples in the United States are affected by infertility, that’s 7.3 million people. One of the common misconceptions is that couples facing infertility cannot get pregnant, but the truth is, if infertile, it is just more difficult to become pregnant. Another less-well-known-fact is that women are not the only ones struggling with fertility; men do too. Every woman has a certain number of eggs, therefore, each year that passes, the number and quality of the eggs lessens, whereas male infertility is generally […]

Treating Infertility

Treating Infertility   Infertility is the inability to conceive after 12 months of consecutive, unprotected sex. The rate of infertility has been rising each year, prompting research focused on identifying the causes as well as the potential solutions in order to reverse what is currently affecting couples worldwide.   Some of the types of infertility issues currently affecting women are related to ovulating, endometriosis, blocked or damaged tubes, as well as unexplained fertility. The kinds of treatment options available fluctuate among the various infertility complications. Treating infertility can seem overwhelming, but more than 65% of women successful give birth after […]

Secondary Infertility, a guest blog by Melissa Edwards

So, a lot people think that once you get pregnant you are in the clear for more children. As a matter of fact, I remember people telling me after I had my daughter that getting pregnant again would be super easy. Well, I am here to tell you that in some cases it is not so easy. You try and try and keep wondering what’s going on. Is it because I am a few years older? Is there something wrong with me? Is there something wrong with him? All I knew at the time was that it felt like everyone […]

Meditation techniques to help with Fertility

Meditation techniques to help with Fertility Meditation helps regulate the body’s hormone levels by improving endocrine function. Stress is a factor everyone faces at some point in their life; it has harmful effects on your body especially when it comes to Fertility. Taking time to clear your mind of stressful thoughts can help. Women who are under constant stress produce prolactin, cortisol and other hormones, which can interfere with or even block regular ovulation. Let’s practice some meditation. Sit comfortably on a cushion or lay down, take some deep breaths and clear your mind. When a thought enters your head, […]

Maverick’s Miracle Babies

Maverick’s Miracle Babies Experts estimate that today one in six couples is infertile. Couples facing infertility have few options other than to pursue procedures in which the typical cost of one cycle of treatment is $15,000. Maverick’s Miracle Babies Foundation (MMBF) is a non-profit organization that strives to provide grants to underprivileged couples facing fertility complications. MMBF was founded in January 2013 after founders Tim and Kelsey Edwards faced difficulties trying to have a baby and ultimately found success with the help of fertility specialists. Tim and Kelsey experienced familial and financial uncertainty when they set out to enter the […]