We start IVF injections TOMORROW! Wow, I can’t believe I’m saying that. Surprisingly enough, I feel a sense of calm and relief as we start this journey. The decision has been made, the meds have been purchased and there’s no going back now.
Today I received a package in the mail and it was an IVF coloring book and markers that I had picked out as a treat for myself and it got me thinking about all the cool stuff out there for women going through infertility. So I’ve decided to put together a little gift guide that could be useful for friends and loved ones of people going through this big life change.
GIFT GUIDE – IVF/ IUI
Rose Quartz Angel – Rose quartz is especially supportive of the female reproductive system and helps to remove fears. I keep this little angel in my ‘Wish Box’ and hold it when I pray.
Pineapple Socks – The pineapple is the symbol widely used in the #ttccommunity to celebrate the hope of new life. These socks are great for bringing to Dr.’s appointments to keep our feet happy and warm while our legs are up in stirrups.
IVF Coloring Book – How amazing is this? This is great for calming nerves and practicing visualization during the inevitable waiting that’s done in Dr.’s offices, at home and in your mind.
Fertility Candle – I have not ordered this yet but it is in my shopping cart as we speak. I’m obsessed with candles and this rose and sandalwood soy wax one sounds delightful.
Dragon Time Oil – This essential oil mixture can help promote feelings of stability and calm during periods of moodiness. Pairs well with injectable hormones.
Comfort Bags – These microwaveable bags willed with natural grain are great for cramping, bloating and for making castor oil packs. I buy mine at Central Market in Austin, TX and they come in all different designs.
Buzzy XL – This hand-held device quickly minimizes sharp pain from needles through a combination of vibration, ice and distraction. #becauseouch
Align Tea – I am so so excited that this company created this tea because I love everything that they do! This tea is made with raspberry leaf, nettle leaf, cardamom pods and rose petals to align the reproductive system and balance hormones. Its delicious and beautiful.
* I am not partnered with any of these products or companies.