Recommended Books

Guest Blog by Stephanie Fry, author of The IVF Journal book. Back in 2009, I was lucky enough to help the folks at Circle + Bloom as they developed their IVF/IUI Mind-Body Program by giving them a patients perspective on an IVF cycle. Since then their product has helped thousands of women and I hope [...]

I've found another book to add to my list of recommended reading related to fertility! Rebecca Fett’s It Starts With The Egg is an important read, and one I am happy to see getting such positive feedback. Circle+Bloom is grounded in science. The development of our mind-body programs was done in collaboration with the professional [...]

We've been doing a lot of reading while we wait for warm weather to arrive and wanted to share some recommendations for books that are wonderful resources for dealing with infertility. There are plenty of good ones out there, so be sure to check our 'books we love' page for more recommendations, as well as [...]

When a couple is struggling with infertility, it can put quite a strain on your relationships, especially the relationship with your spouse or partner. It is very common. Everything suddenly seems to be about making a baby and your personal needs and emotional relationship seems to fall to the wayside. In fact, many couples who [...]

Let's make no bones about it. Life sometimes is downright hard. It challenges us to our core, but time after time, we get up to fight the good fight. What Dr. Eva Selhub teaches us in her book, The Love Response®, however, gives us a very powerful weapon to steer us towards finding peace no [...]

Taking 5 minutes a day to record your thoughts, organize your fertility notes and ideas can be a wonderful way to feel in greater control throughout your journey. We're proud to have partnered with Conceive Magazine to bring you this wonderful giveaway! The Fertility Journal: A Day-by-Day Guide to Getting Pregnant. It is a guided [...]

Summer Reading

As our good friend Keiko recently wrote, I'm "gonna get my dork on" and show you the awesome books that I am bringing on vacation. I can't wait to eat them up. I don't think I am over emphasizing when I say that reading has changed my life.  It has opened my brain to new [...]

Just a quick note to say that we are beyond thrilled with the unbelievable response we have received from the launch of our new IVF/IUI Mind-Body Program!  If you haven't done so yet, click on over and see all the details. In our effort to pass along great books related to empowerment and fertility, we [...]

Lately I have been learning the art of meditation for extended periods of time in solitude.  We sometimes refer to our mind-body programs as a fertility meditation - but I think of the study of meditation as more an umbrella term for any exercise when we quiet our mind for a certain uninterrupted period of [...]

Cindy, at 40 years of age, was told by her fertility doctor that she had a two percent chance of conceiving on her own. In that moment, her heart "turned to lead and dropped to the floor." She knew going into the trying-to-conceive process that she would have a difficult time being in her early [...]

The true story of a little boy named Garrett has to be one of the most inspiring examples on the power of a vivid imagination and the mind body intelligence to self-heal. Garrett had an inoperable brain tumor and after intense radiation treatments the tumor sat basically untouched. His doctors said to his parents "we [...]

Get Organized for IVF

Another great idea by a fellow TTCer: The IVF Companion. Stephanie Fry, who has gone through multiple ART treatments, created the IVF Companion as a personal coping mechanism and decided to publish it so others can experience its benefits. Her hope is that it will be a positive tool that will help to reduce stress [...]

Your Molecules of Emotion

Like Bernie Siegel M.D., Candace Pert Ph.D. is a medical professional who has gone against the grain of traditional science to explore - and ultimately prove - the connection between the mind and the body. Dedicating her life to researching the molecular interconnectedness between our brains and the rest of our body, Ms. Pert is [...]