Infertility, Yoga

Yoga for Fertility

A Yin to the frantic Yang of our 21st-century lives The majority of couples going through infertility treatment report some degree of stress. Both infertility itself and the treatment required to overcome it can be incredibly stressful! In general, our everyday lives don't exactly make things stress-free, as we’ve seen mindfulness, meditation and minimal living on the rise as a direct response
Infertility

Taking Charge of Fertility

Time to get real… Four years of riding the infertility roller coaster was emotionally draining, IVF is no walk in the park and certainly not a quick route to having a baby. In full transparency, it was stressful, painful, time-consuming and worst of all: expensive – thanks in large part to our broken U.S. healthcare system.
Chicago, Motherhood

Capture the Memories

Sometimes I have to pinch myself just to make sure I’m not dreaming. Our daughter recently turned ONE, and yet becoming her Momma still feels so surreal at times. In large part I imagine because although parenthood was always part of “the plan,” over the years the Universe certainly had taken us on several detours
Fitness, Motherhood

Strength for Motherhood

Having taught yoga classes for nearly a decade, exercised all throughout my pregnancy, I assumed I would jump right back into working out after giving birth (once I received the official go-ahead from my Midwife). But truth be told, I was cleared long before I actually started truly working out. The months following my daughter's
Motherhood, Yoga

Sthira & Sukha: finding (Strength & Ease), through Baby & Me Yoga

Patanjali described the physical practice of yoga in Sanskrit as “Sthira Sukham Asanam.” Loosely defined, we should strive to practice yoga with strength and in a relaxed manner.      Sthira translates as strong, steady, and stable.      Sukha means comfortable, happy, and relaxed. Asanam refers to the physical practice of yoga. Baby and Me Yoga can lead to a
Chicago, Feature, Motherhood

Exploring Chicago: with babies & kids

Last month, I had the honor of speaking on the Chicago Moms Panel alongside some pretty talented Mommas at the Best of Bump Club Chicago event. If you weren't able to attend, not to worry... I've got you covered! Please read on to discover all the FUN baby/kid-friendly activities Chicago has to offer all-year-long! FREE (or Super
Infertility, Motherhood

Flip the Script: weathering the storm

  the storm that is infertility National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) may have ended, but for those who struggle with this illness its an all day, every day battle. My hope in joining the thousands who also vocalized their story was to decrease the stigma behind the “I” word … infertility. It's time to Flip the Script!
Feature, Infertility, Motherhood

Gratitude: my journey through Infertility

  Stories of Gratitude: My Journey Through Infertility Written By: Tanya Findlay (for Bump Club & Beyond)Posted: November 16, 2017Categories: Feature New Moms PregnancyShare:Tags: gratitude Infertility IVF   When my husband I decided to start a family 4 ½ years ago we initially approached our “let’s make a baby” plan in the most relaxed way possible: didn’t obsess over it, didn’t use ovulation-testing kits or chart my temperature.