Are you wondering what the heck a fertility coach is or does? There are many different kinds of fertility coaches, and I am blessed and fortunate that many have become dear friends. Each of us has a specific niche we serve and how we work with our clients. Some work on mindset, some work on […]
Dr. Moali:Well, thank you so much for inviting me. I’m very excited about this conversation. And as I shared with you, I’m so happy about this topic, because it seems like it’s been on so many people’s minds. I’m a clinical psychologist, and certified sex therapist, and also a podcaster (sexology). I used to work […]
Well, hey there, my friends, how are you? I am coming to you again today with more on your thyroid. And let me tell you, this is one of the topics that I love to talk about the most because it’s so important. Unfortunately, so many doctors overlook it. I hope my post from […]
I break down Thyroid Disease Types & Diagnosis in this video
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“Stop thinking about it, and when you least expect it, it will happen.” How many times have you been told this about your troubles conceiving? How many people did you want to clock for saying it? Well, I’m about to say it, so brace yourself, my friends. Sometimes when you do stop thinking about getting […]
The term used for a baby born between 22-27 weeks is called a “micro-preemie.” Any baby born 28-37 weeks is called a preemie. Olive Avery Rich was born on July 18th, 2011, over 16 weeks early for her November 11th due date. In the Jewish religion, the number 18 is important as it signifies life. […]
When you have a baby after a miscarriage, it’s called a “Rainbow Baby.” My son Alef was a Rainbow Baby but, did you know that when one twin passes away that the baby is called a Sunset Baby? Alef was a Rainbow and then a Sunset. I never heard of this until recently, but it describes that loss perfectly. The sun sets on all the hopes, wishes, and dreams you had for them. When what was supposed to be my Rainbow turned into a Sunset, I was numb. The other twin who lives is called a Sunrise Baby, and I have one of those too. Part 3 will be all about her; I hope you will read the final chapter to learn more.
There aren’t many regrets I have in life, but the one I do have is major. I regret not listening to my gut about going away while I was 20 weeks pregnant with my twins. Twins that took over 4 years to conceive after 15 ART treatments and 5 miscarriages. As you can imagine, there was a lot physically, mentally, and financially we had invested in those babies. This regret comes wrapped up with lots of could have/should have, longing and guilt. I have had time and therapy to work out these feelings, but to some degree, they will always be there.
One of the downsides of being a public figure when you share so much of your life is also sharing when super hard things happen. Sadly, as most of you have already heard, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend lost their baby halfway through the pregnancy last night. Teigen has been in the hospital due to […]
I can’t justify the losses, especially the loss of my second son, but I know what I had to endure brought me the family that I have now. Almost going bankrupt because we spent so much on fertility treatments sucked! I can’t explain how unfair it is that we have to pay money to have children when so many of our friends and family members don’t. But, it was how it was meant to happen.
What I realized over time, and through lots and lots of therapy, was that I had no reason to be ashamed for changing. After all, if we are not growing, we are dying, no? Being a former people pleaser, the fact that she called me out as having changed shook me because, until that moment, I thought that staying the same was the goal.
Problem ➡ Roadblock ➡ Research ➡ Pivot ➡ Success
No matter what situation I have found myself in throughout my adult life – job loss, finding my soul-mate, infertility, 135 day NICU stay, breast-cancer, getting coverage for expensive meds for me or my children and so much more – has followed the path above.
I literally didn’t realize that it was mother’s day until somebody mentioned it yesterday. I think mother’s day is going to feel a little bit different this year, whether you’re a mother or not. I am a mother for those of you who don’t know that, but I remember when I wasn’t and how hard this day was. Now more than ever, it is so important to be doing what you need to do for your own mental health during this time. Basically, we’re living through a quarantine, your cycles have been canceled, you’ve been having trouble getting pregnant and now you have to deal with mother’s day on Sunday!
She debated sharing her own story with all of the posts circulating about Infertility Awareness Week, especially in light of having had a baby last week, but this is one I knew needed to be shared and that would encourage us all in our journey. Some might look at her and say, “But Julie, […]
I am talking about “The One”. I am talking about finding the doctor that you know in your gut is the one who will bring you that baby. Since you can’t make said baby the old fashioned way, that doctor is the next best thing. You need to search for the perfect match the same way you searched for your partner.
Are you scared of having multiples? I find that there are 2 kinds of people…. Those who actually want their cycle to produce multiples and those who are adamant that they don’t. There actually might be a third who secretly hope this happens to them too. I think this is such a personal choice and […]
I know first hand how hard “YOU” time is between home schooling, working from home, taking care of your family and pets and keeping your house clean and un-cluttered. I’m speaking to myself as much as I am talking to you when I say, find at least a half hour a day daily. It is crucial to have quiet or to do something you enjoy especially now.
I have been marinating on this post for weeks. I want to be honest with you, but at the same time I don’t want you to worry about your future past your journey. Ultimately I know that there are a lot of you out there that need to hear this so if I can […]
This has been on my mind a lot this week. I mean, now could it not be. With the onslaught of images and reporting coming at us from all ends. Its getting scary out there BUT you need to remember that you have no control over what’s going on around you. You can only control what you are doing.
Do all your testing with an infertility specialist. If and when you become a patient at a clinic they will want to repeat all the same testing your OBGYN might have ordered. Since reading tests can be somewhat subjective, they trust their staff and technicians over others. Some insurance plans may not cover testing like this so save yourself the money and heart-ache.
Not only did the infertility drugs make me crazy the whole situation made me so depressed. There are so many emotions tied up in whether or not you can procreate. No one ever tells you when you are a little girl, that when you are dreaming of that family and white picket fence that it may not be as easy as just wanting it. That it will take a lot of work to get there.
You don’t give power to an emotion when you are able to face and deal with it. Oftentimes when going through infertility treatments it’s hard to be in touch with all the emotions you are feeling. Add on the emotions you are feeling from the medications you are pumping yourself up with and it can be a recipe for disaster.
I’m going slightly off topic but stay with me, I’m going to bring it back full circle. So I was listening to a podcast today – I listen to a lot of podcasts but this one hit me hard. The topic was on getting healthy for the sake of loving your body not reaching […]
When I felt like the doctors I was working with were not open minded I asked around and researched as much as I could. I eventually found a clinic that was willing to try some atypical things. It wasn’t the big NYC clinics that I found multiple successes at it was the smaller, almost unheard of clinic in southern NJ. I was lucky enough to find multiple doctors at this clinic who actually listened to me and were willing to try and think out of the box.
This is really hard for me to admit, but I lost myself during my 5 year journey through infertility. I started out with the best of intentions, give our 1 year old a sibling. Since we had quick success our first time, I naively thought we would have the same luck for baby number 2.
One of the things I get asked a lot, which was also a concern of mine, was gaining weight from the infertility meds. Now you know I’m always straight with you and to answer your question yes, you will gain some weight BUT it is mostly water weight. WHAT???? Stay calm and listen…. […]
2020 is your year!! First off, I am so proud of you for getting through the holidays. No easy feat for sure but you did it! As we are about to approach a new decade I challenge you to know what you want to feel more of and what things you would never want experience […]
I know it may not seem like the holidays were ever hard for me but, I promise you it wasn’t always this way. Not only are you in a season of Infertility but also in a season that promotes jolly, happy, present giving family holiday card receiving. Not a good mixture when you are on a roller coaster of hormones, hope and sometimes disappointment.
Having to go through the infertility journey is hard enough but having to learn a whole new language is maddening! Not only do you have to learn how to cope in ways you never imagined you need to learn a whole new language of abbreviations that are constantly used. Sometimes it can sound so foreign, that I thought it might be helpful to compile an alphabetical list to help a sista out. Let me know if I missed any and feel free to share.
If you are human (which I assume you are) – you have at some point looked to the heavens and said “WHY ME”? I think it’s perfectly normal for you to get angry and sad when you are going through something hard, like infertility, to lose sight of your journey because of it. It […]
Going through the infertility journey is hard – very hard and surrounding yourself with the right kind of people is essential! There may be times that you want to pull away and a true friend will understand this and give you the space you need. It is perfectly normal to feel sad when your BFF gets pregnant after her first try while you have been trying for so much longer. A true loving and supportive friend will understand.
Let’s talk about the insane amount of money we need to slap down for infertility treatments. Many of us who have to go through infertility do not have health insurance that covers treatment and that just sucks. Even worse than not having coverage is not knowing you have coverage!
Did you know that having an abnormally high or low thyroid can cause you miscarry? One of the first things that I tell my clients to do is have a blood test to check their Thyroid levels. It’s super easy to do and can tell you so much about why your having trouble getting pregnant […]
I decided to become a coach because I felt that there was something missing while I was going through my own journey. I was missing a friend who had been through it before me. Someone who could help me through each step of the process cheering me on and supporting me.
When I was a teen I had notebooks filled with my life’s escapades. Little did I know how powerful it was to write down your thoughts, dreams and emotions. Fast forward a few decades and I have picked the practice up again thanks to some major bumps in the road and some serious self development. […]
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When you are told it is not a good pregnancy you can’t help but thinking, what did I do wrong? Why isn’t this working? Why does GOD hate me? I spent all this money how could this be? I mean, there’s a million things that are going to go through your mind and a million things your body is going to go through at the same time.
Hey guys, I’m Caryn Rich I help woman navigate though the infertility journey with love, a little bit of humor and a whole lot of grace. I felt like it was important to explain why I chose this path and how I got here. I dreamt of being a mother from the time that I […]