I’ve found the following resources very helpful with the start of my journey:

  • – great charting tutorial and e-book, free account for cycle tracking including mobile apps, paid account provides more detailed analysis of your charts and access to forums
  • The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant by Jean M. Twenge, PhD – basically this book’s goal is to support you in getting pregnant as quickly and efficiently as possible, I found it an easy read and it de-mystified a lot of what I’d already heard and read before about the TTC process
  • Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy – even though I’m not pregnant yet, the first couple chapters are devoted to the important pre-pregnancy time, and it’s a helpful resource when thinking about planning for the future

After many, many months of struggling with infertility, and ultimately heading to IVF in August 2014, I felt it was high time to add more to this list:

  • Stirrup Queens – a blog, but not just any infertility blog, but one that archives and organizes by topic ranging from types of infertility to medications to procedures. The author even wrote a helpful book that chronicled all of this, and I was able to check it out from my local library!
  • IVF Shoot ‘Em Up – a site FILLED with videos of women giving themselves or receiving injections, so not just for those going through IVF, but anybody who’s getting stim or HCG injections.
  • Type A Prepping for IVF – yes, I linked to my own blog entry, but I compiled some helpful organizational tools, and links to IVF essential supplies, as well as my own preparation in this month before I start.

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