Vitamins + Supplements to do a TTC Body Good

If you are trying to conceive right now, it might feel like there is very little you can do. But that simply is not true! Outside of being good to your body in general (eating well, exercising, getting restful zzz’s, yoga, chillaxing, sex for funsies), there’s a...

Lisa’s Story

“I think it’s pretty normal to think it’ll be easy to start a family. For most couples preventing a pregnancy is what you do for a while! We were young and naive and also very hopeful. It didn’t work out like we had hoped. We watched many family members and friends...

SB Fave Books for Infertility

When my husband and I were TTC, the last thing I wanted to read was another f*cking blog post from a holistic website that recommended maca root or a book that had a literal fetus on the cover (there. are. so. many.). I was (and still am) into the self-care book genre...

Mindfulness is so hot right now. And rightly so, the process of refocusing, realigning and becoming aware of yourself and your surroundings without judgment sounds pretty nice.One of the most common practices of mindfulness is meditation. Though the technique might...

Heather’s Story

We had a whirlwind romance that began in January of 2016, since we were in our early 30s we knew what we wanted in partnerships and life and got engaged within 7 months. We had all of the excited talks about what our future family would look like, and we were...

Seattle Area Meet-Up!

Do you want to, like, be friends? Like... IRL?When we started really thinking about starting Science, Baby! and what it would look like and what our big goals would be, we talked about having local meetups. One of the most encouraging things during our infertility...

Now Read This: Inside the Business of Baby Making

Fortune Magazine Senior Editor Beth Kowitt dove deep this week into the infertility industry, detailing how one in eight couples struggle to conceive, creating an industry with ample investors and ultimately a mass market product. She witnessed firsthand the American...

Word Up Wednesday: Azoospermia

We've been seeing this term a lot recently and wanted to make sure we understood what it is, what it means for those TTC, and, most importantly, how it can be overcome!In the most simple of terms, azoopsermia is when there is no measurable sperm in a man's ejaculate....

Mirinda’s Story

My husband and I got married in 2013 and we assumed we would get pregnant with no issues. Don’t we all?! That was not our journey that was laid out for us. There was a different path laid out.  We began fertility treatments in January 2015. The doctors started me on...

Kate’s Story

I always knew I wanted to me a mom. When I was a little girl I’d proudly declare, “when I grow up, I want to be a mama.” And that desire only grew stronger with time._My husband and I met 16 years ago in a radio broadcasting class. I was one of only two girls in the...
Clelia’s Story

Clelia’s Story

I work in book publishing — the business of storytelling. One of the stories I had always told myself was about how I would have a family: One loving night, my husband, Mike and I would make a baby; I would literally be glowing during my pregnancy, deliver our healthy...

Share Your Story with Science, Baby!

Share Your Story with Science, Baby!

WE WANT YOU! 👈 Erin and Alicia spent Sunday celebrating a good friend who is expecting her first science baby in February. It was wonderful and special and about time we finally get to shower this girl and her baby! She will be sharing her story in the near...

Word Up Wednesday: Infertilibuddy

Word Up Wednesday: Infertilibuddy

So, maybe this word isn't in your fertility clinic's brochure. Maybe it's not "in the dictionary." And, maybe we made it up. (At least, we think we did. If you feel like you did, we promise this is just a happy coincidence and not us plagiarizing. 😁)BUT! An...

Word Up Wednesday: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection aka ICSI

Word Up Wednesday: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection aka ICSI

She put the sperm in the egg, she mix ‘em both up… Any Harry Nilsson fans out there? Crickets?Mad science: In simplest terms, intracytoplasmic sperm injection – or ICSI – involves directly putting the sperm into the egg as part of the IVF process. So the egg is...

A Case of the Moandays: Holiday Edition

A Case of the Moandays: Holiday Edition

Want to know a great gift this holiday season? Silence. Beautiful, peaceful no talk.And not about everything! Most of the time we suggest talking non-stop about every thought and feeling that has ever crossed your lovely brain. The specific topic we'd suggest gifting...

Word Up Wednesday: PUPO

Word Up Wednesday: PUPO

PUPO: Pregnant Until Proven Otherwise. We all about that positive mindset, y’all. PUPO is a term and statement used by the infertility world during the dreaded two week wait after IVF, IUI or a frozen embryo transfer (FET) has gone down. PUPO is aimed at keeping moral...

Word Up Wednesday: Endometriosis

Word Up Wednesday: Endometriosis

As if there were not enough societal pressures placed on THE WOMB, there is endometriosis. Also known as endo, this is a condition when the tissue similar to the lining of the uterus/womb goes outside of the uterus. Endo affects more than 11% of American women between...

Word Up Wednesday: Semen Analysis

Word Up Wednesday: Semen Analysis

Alright, guys. If you've been watching your lady go through test after test and you're thinking "How can I be supportive while also getting a *different* task off of my to do list all in one fell swoop?", then semen analysis just might be for you! Doctors will check...

What Are Fertility Treatments?

What Are Fertility Treatments?

Many people think fertility treatment means going straight to IVF, but there are many steps along the way that are less invasive and less expensive. Of course every journey is different depending on the couple and some steps are used in tandem, but here is an example...

Word Up Wednesday: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Word Up Wednesday: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is a fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus to facilitate fertilization. The goal is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes and subsequently increase the chance of...

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