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Are You Feeling Stressed. Here’s One Thing NOT To Do.

by mroth July 9, 2013

Have you noticed that when you have something stressful going on, you actually start worrying about the stress itself? It’s a vicious cycle where worrying about the negative effects of stress on your life actually makes you feel worse and compounds the issue. Not fun. One way I deal is to focus on a task [...]

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My Uterus Has an Open Mind

by mroth July 3, 2013

Guest Blog Post by Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo, Patient Care Manager with Fertility Authority. When I was in the thick of infertility treatment, I was open to trying anything and everything that might help. Whether it was cough syrup to help make my cervical mucus extra sperm friendly, drinking herbs that tasted like a mud puddle [...]

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Fertility Success Story after TTC for 7 years

by mroth June 24, 2013

Congratulations to Kelly and Matt! A fertility journey of a couple becoming pregnant after their first IVF/FET with the help of Circle + Bloom’s IVF mind+body audio program. After 7+ years of trying to conceive with my husband we are finally pregnant and are expecting our first child in Sept 2013. When I met my [...]

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A Simple Change in Mindset Changes Everything

by mroth June 21, 2013

It’s the longest day of the year today! And happily in my part of the world, the sun is shining bright and temperatures are in the low 80s. Heaven! I wanted to share with you this wonderful “trick” to help you integrate positive new habits into your lifestyle. It’s from Leo Babauta from ZenHabits.net, a [...]

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Facing Fertility: A Top 10 List

by mroth June 17, 2013

Guest Blog by Dr. Bradley Miller, a Reproductive Endocrinologist. As couples seek to begin a family they sometimes face challenges with fertility. Delays or complications with conceiving a child can leave a couple with feelings of isolation and failure. It is important for couples to recognize that they are not alone in this process and [...]

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Ageless Fertility: Conceiving During the Waning Years

by mroth June 10, 2013

Guest Blog by Sara, an active nanny as well as an active freelance writer. Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean that it will become impossible to conceive a child. It just means that it may take more effort than if you were younger. It’s perfectly OK to wait in order to become pregnant depending on your [...]

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Questions to Ask at Your Pre-Pregnancy Checkup

by mroth June 6, 2013

Guest Blog Post by Maggie Richards, a freelance writer and a yoga teacher in San Diego. Shopping for toddlers, maternity clothes, babymoon traveling — If you’re considering getting pregnant now might be a good time to schedule a preconception checkup. There you and your partner can ask questions, determine readiness and consider the options. According [...]

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Announcing a new program we are so very proud of!

by mroth May 30, 2013

First of all, I truly hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Mine was somewhat relaxing, but as usual, we tried to pack too much into one weekend! At least the weather seems to have turned to summer temperatures here in North Carolina. It’s beautiful now! I wanted to let you know that we [...]

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How to Work Through Negative Thoughts While Visualizing

by mroth May 23, 2013

I thought I would share this very important question that came in from Emma a few days ago. She writes: “A little bit of background – my husband and I have been trying for 4 years this June both naturally and through IVF. We have had 3 miscarriages – one of which (natural pregnancy) was [...]

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Supplements to Help Fertility in Both Men & Women

by mroth May 13, 2013

Guest Blog by Marcela De Vivo, a freelance health & wellness writer from Los Angeles. She covers everything from skincare and supplements, to fitness, holistic wellness, and special needs issues. Those looking to have a baby can help encourage the cause by eating right, exercising and avoiding things such as alcohol and smoking. Unfortunately, although [...]

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The Surprising Side Effect to Feeling Like Sh*t

by mroth May 9, 2013

“Rock bottom became my solid foundation.” – JK Rowling How are you on this fine Thursday? I hope you are feeling happy, full of energy and have a smile on your face! What’s that?!? You aren’t feeling happy, full of energy or have a smile on your face? Are you feeling as if you are [...]

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Amazing Deal On Natural Fertility Ebook Bundle

by mroth May 6, 2013

We are thrilled to share with you this AMAZING deal being offered by our wonderful affiliate Donielle Baker–the Natural Fertility ebook Bundle! We are offering our Fertility Relaxation Program as part of the bonus material you will receive when you purchase this incredible offer, and you will have a chance to win our Natural Cycle [...]

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IVF Treatments Abroad

by mroth May 6, 2013

Guest Blog by Sharon on behalf of Hadassah Medical Center, visit them for more information on IVF treatment in Israel. For those unable to conceive naturally, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been a gift from heaven. Otherwise, couples, or even single parents, would have no hope of achieving the dream of parenthood without adopting. With [...]

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The UK Moves A Step Closer To Three-Person IVF

by mroth April 29, 2013

Guest Blog by The Bridge Centre, one of the UK’s leading fertility, gynaecology, genetics and IVF clinics. With IVF success rates among the best in the country, The Bridge Centre can provide the expert support couples and individuals need to help them overcome their difficulties resulting from infertility. In what will be a world first, [...]

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Fertility and Women’s Health All-Stars

by mroth April 23, 2013

During National Infertility Awareness Week we wanted to take the time to recognize some of the people and organizations we admire the most. They are all doing incredible work to raise awareness about infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health, as well as supporting those struggling with the disease and TTC. Not [...]

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National Infertility Awareness Week April 21 – 27

by mroth April 22, 2013

National Infertility Awareness Week® is April 21 – 27, 2013. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. Be part of the infertility movement! Anyway you can raise awareness will help increase public understanding about the disease of infertility. We urge [...]

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A Healthy Diet & Good Night’s Sleep: The Key to Conceiving?

by mroth April 15, 2013

Guest Blog by Courtney Bloom, a yoga teacher and naturopath who writes for a variety of health and exercise blogs from her home in Maine. When preparing for pregnancy, a healthy diet and good night’s sleep are essential – and maybe more so than you think. Lifestyle choices and eating habits can affect your chances [...]

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Want To Save Money While Trying To Conceive? We Thought So!

by mroth April 11, 2013

We just re-branded and re-launched our awesome Your Fertility Deals website! We have over 25 free offers and coupons from all kinds of awesome fertility companies across the hemisphere, and the list is always growing and changing – so check it out. And make sure to subscribe today so you will be up to date [...]

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The Unique Impacts of Stress on Fertility

by mroth April 1, 2013

Guest Blog by Stacey Roberts, The Babymaker BSPT, Q Herbalist, Naturopath of Sharkeys Healing Centre Stress, it’s a nasty 6 letter word. No one wants to be stressed, but if you look around, it appears a lot of people are. Take Sue who I saw for fertility issues. She wants to have a baby but [...]

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Common Misconceptions about Minority Women and Infertility

by mroth March 26, 2013

Guest Blog by Mitra Khaksari Misconception: Minority women have children earlier, so they don’t experience fertility problems. Reality: While the media often portrays the stereotype of very young minority women having children (think Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire), there are minority women who are pursuing education and careers who wait to have [...]

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The One Program So Important We Are Giving It Away For Free

by mroth March 21, 2013

Today I want to share a special story. Be forewarned, it’s not a happy story, but important for me to share with you and hopefully important enough for you to share with others. I truly hope that you can’t fully understand this, that you haven’t gone through this yourself, but you might have. The M-word. [...]

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How to deal with jealous and negative thoughts

by mroth March 21, 2013

The feelings of frustration, anger, and jealousy you experience when you see someone who is pregnant can be a confusing, painful and emotional rollercoaster. This is especially true when you feel like they have not had to undergo the struggles you have undergone and yet easily became pregnant. Scrutinizing every stranger on the street with [...]

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Most common types of male infertility can easily be corrected and treated without surgery

by mroth March 12, 2013

Guest Blog Post by Ron Thompson, MD, the creator of ToConceive Typically thought of as a woman’s problem, infertility affects four to six million men in the United States each year. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, one-third of cases of infertility occur because of problems in the man and one-third because of [...]

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3 Lessons from Forks Over Knives

by mroth March 5, 2013

I didn’t know what to expect when sitting down to watch the film Forks Over Knives, directed by Lee Fulkerson. I didn’t know if a movie about a vegan, whole foods diet would have much relevance to my life, but oh boy was I wrong! The premise is extremely simple, but eye opening as to [...]

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Circle + Bloom Announces Partnership With Ovuline

by mroth February 25, 2013

We are thrilled to partnering with the fabulous Ovuline, the only complete conception process designed by Harvard doctors and proven to reduce time to pregnancy by 50%. They’ve got everything covered, from fertility supplies to fertility tracking, and they give you one easy online and mobile tool to access your fertility forecast, data entry, reminders [...]

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Some tips for having a better conversation with your IVF Lab

by mroth February 20, 2013

This is a guest blog post by Carole C. Wegner, PhD, HCLD featured on Fertility Within Reach (“FWR”) blog, a nonprofit organization that focuses on educating the infertility community on how to advocate for access to family-building benefits, including infertility treatment. Davina, the co-founder of FWR, believes that when individuals are armed with information and [...]

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A Moment of Clarity by Greg Malouf

by mroth February 12, 2013

Guest Blog by Greg Malouf, founder of Epsilon Healing Academy I came to a point in my life where I felt like something was not working the way I wanted it to. I struggled with addiction, stress and anxiety, and had to go through a painful divorce. Once I was finally ready to make a [...]

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Why Does Nutrition Matter?

by mroth February 4, 2013

Did you ever think about the fact that we can be overfed and yet undernourished? It comes down to what we are eating, not how much we are eating. Most processed foods have been stripped of nutritional value with added flavorings and chemicals for a longer shelf lives. These foods may be quicker and cheaper [...]

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How to Stay Positive in the Face of Uncertainty and Fear

by mroth January 31, 2013

There are many times in one’s life where it seems utterly impossible to feel good and peaceful in the storms that dust up and seem to overwhelm us. On a very personal note, I am having one such occasion now. It involves a great period of uncertainty and it is very scary. I find myself [...]

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Following Your Yellow Brick Road

by mroth January 28, 2013

This is a guest blog post by Fertility Within Reach (“FWR”), a nonprofit organization that focuses on educating the infertility community on how to advocate for access to family-building benefits, including infertility treatment. Davina, the co-founder of FWR, believes that when individuals are armed with information and best-practice suggestions, they become their own best advocate [...]

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Review Of “Things We Don’t Talk About”: Woman’s Stories From The Red Tent

by mroth January 22, 2013

“Things We Don’t Talk About”: Woman’s Stories from the Red Tent is a recent documentary by filmmaker Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost that focuses on the Red Tent and the emerging Red Tent Movement. Here are 5 surprising things you can learn from the film: A Red Tent is a safe, woman-only space that fosters a supportive [...]

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The Fertility Diet: Research Illustrates Effects Of Diet And Other Natural Factors On Ovulation And Fertility

by mroth January 14, 2013

All of us here at Circle + Bloom have developed a greater interest in the dietary side of infertility. What we put into our body has a huge influence on our health and well-being, including fertility. In the upcoming months we plan to offer more blogs and recipes that focus on nutrition and fertility. To [...]

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Resolutions Stick in 2013

by mroth January 6, 2013

From Joanne My daughter needed to write a funny haiku tonight for her homework assignment so I helped her out. Given that resolutions are top of mind right now, and everyone is in full gear to institute big change in their lives, we thought of a funny anecdote to make reference to the fact that [...]

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7 New Years Resolutions to Improve Your Fertility and Health

by mroth December 31, 2012

It’s that time of year again – New Years resolution time. Use your New Years resolution to focus on improving a few key elements that affect your well being! It doesn’t take much, just focus on making a few simple changes and you can boost your health and fertility. 1. Quit smoking – Smoking negatively [...]

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Samantha’s Success Story: Pregnant After Being Diagnosed With Endometriosis

by mroth December 24, 2012

Samantha shares with us her exciting news. After being diagnosed with endometriosis with laproscopic surgery scheduled for December 20th, Samantha decided to listen to our Natural Cycle program in October and November. She found out in early December that she conceived and is now 5 weeks pregnant. Congratulations to Samantha! We are so thrilled to [...]

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Cosmetic Surgery and Fertility: How it can Impact You

by mroth December 17, 2012

It’s not uncommon for women to undergo plastic surgery after giving birth, but did you ever think about what effects plastic surgery could have on your fertility before having a baby? Guest blogger Shoshana Davis, contributor to AboutPlasticSurgery.com let’s us know about some of the most popular procedures and what effects they can have on [...]

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How to Be Mindful During the Holidays in 350 Words

by mroth December 9, 2012

This post will help not just those who have the added stress of infertility, but for every one who wishes to not get too caught up in the enormous amount of busyness that has come to define the holiday season. Not only do you have the stress of shopping and finding that perfect gift, but [...]

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6 Tips for Surviving the Two-Week Wait

by mroth December 3, 2012

‘Did I get pregnant this month?’ ‘Will this be the month when my period is late?’ “Will the pregnancy test finally be positive?” If you have endured the two-week wait, guaranteed these questions have crossed your mind more than you would care to admit. The two-week wait, which is the time between ovulation and your [...]

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Happy Holidays from Circle + Bloom!

by mroth November 23, 2012

We are thrilled to announce that once again we will be running a 35% discount on all of our doctor recommended mind+body audio CDs and Mp3 programs for the holidays! The programs make great gifts for women who lead or want to lead a healthy life or who are trying to conceive. The discount also [...]

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Book Review of 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility

by mroth November 12, 2012

One of our favorite infertility bloggers, Naomi from 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility, has turned her hit blog into a book! The ‘Best of 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility‘ is now available on Amazon, and it includes an introduction by the hilarious Naomi herself, her tips on how to conceive (without going insane), [...]

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Introducing 3 NEW Titles on CD Format

by mroth November 5, 2012

Now our Frozen Embryo Transfer Program, Egg+Embryo Donation Program for the Hopeful Parent, and Egg Donation Program for the Donor are available on CD. Our FET program is a 11 session audio regimen that will guide you specifically through each stage of the FET procedure – from the first part of the regimen when you [...]

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Announcing The Fertility Planit Show!

by mroth October 29, 2012

We wanted to share with you some exciting news! Introducing, Fertility Planit! Fertility Planit is for helping people explore all options for having children and creating a family, and for all services that support them. It’s in essence a social marketplace that serves as a global meeting place for exchanging views and reviews, purchasing goods [...]

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999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility

by mroth October 22, 2012

This special guest post is from one our fav infertility bloggers – Naomi from 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility. One of our earliest blog supporters, we heart Naomi and think she is one of the wittiest writers who doesn’t fear to cross the line. Respect! In the infertility world, I like to think my [...]

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Free 6 Month Membership from My Hopeful Journey

by mroth October 15, 2012

We are so excited to announce our new partnership with My Hopeful Journey!!! We will now include a free 6 month membership to My Hopeful Journey with any purchase of our programs. My Hopeful Journey is a web-based calendar, task list and journal for women that are trying to conceive. It is customized for infertility [...]

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You asked, we answer! The top 8 Q&As about Circle + Bloom

by mroth October 10, 2012

Hello! We wanted to take the opportunity to share some of our most commonly asked questions about Circle + Bloom with you. For more questions and answers, check out our FAQs page at circlebloom.com/faqs or email any of us with specific questions. We hope that this will give you a clearer understanding of how our [...]

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Award winning infertility advocate, Keiko has lots to say about our programs

by mroth October 1, 2012

Keiko Zoll from The Infertility Voice reviewed our Egg+Embryo Donation Program for the Hopeful Parent. Keiko Zoll is a leading infertility and women’s health writer. Writing since 2009, she has chronicled her personal journey with infertility as she and her husband seek to build their family through assisted reproductive technology. What started as an anonymous [...]

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Recognizing the Man’s Emotional Struggle with Infertility

by mroth September 24, 2012

Infertility is an emotional journey, no matter who you are. But often we forget to focus on the emotional struggle men face when dealing with infertility. Sometimes this struggle is not as apparent, since male counterparts in infertile couples often try to remain strong and optimistic for their partner. In addition, women sometimes take much [...]

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Find Your Talent

by mroth September 17, 2012

Guest Blog by Katrina McKee, Energy & Empowerment Coach, who specializes in Wellness for Women and holds certifications in Foot Reflexology, Hot and Cold Stone Therapeutic Massage and Natural Health Fundamentals. Thus encompassing balance in Mind, Body and Spirit. Have you seen the movie Tinkerbell? As she arrives at Fairy Hollow a huge ceremony is [...]

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The 13 Key Questions to Ask Your Reproductive Endocrinologist

by mroth September 10, 2012

You know that saying “Knowledge is power”? Well turns out it’s actually true. The more you know the less nervous you’ll be when dealing with a new situation, and you will have greater control over what happens. Fertility treatment certainly presents many overwhelming, confusing, and intimidating situations to overcome. For example, when you meet your [...]

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Birth Control’s Affect on Fertility

by mroth September 4, 2012

Can your choice of birth control impact your fertility in the future? When it comes to figuring out what effect your birth control has on your fertility, you have to wade through a lot of myth and misinformation. All of the contradictory responses about how contraceptives such as the Pill, the IUD (intrauterine device), and [...]

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