The Kindbody Blog
Your resource for all things fertility, wellness, and women's health
We got married on March 23, 2018, and immediately started trying to conceive. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would struggle with creating life. We both were incredibly healthy, and never did we think we were that “1 in 8.” That happens to other people, not us…right? Well, we were wrong – we tried to conceive naturally for a year.
Our CEO and founder Gina Bartasi’s journey — she’s a mom of twin seven-year-old boys that she had through IVF; her twin sister has twin 14-year-old girls through IVF; her husband’s twin brother has 8-year-old twins via IVF. Gina has been quoted to say, “the growth in the fertility industry is a direct ramification of macro-economic trends as more and more women wait to get married and wait to have children.” A statistic that rings true today.
National Infertility Awareness Week is a great time to talk about infertility prevention and management. Infertility is a public health problem, affecting one in every eight couples trying to conceive. Insurance doesn’t routinely cover it, and because it is a complex issue, it often doesn’t get addressed during routine doctor visits.
In honor of Black Maternal Health Week and Christina’s fertility journey, we’ll be sharing steps we can all take to enable equitable access to fertility care before, during, and after pregnancy. Christina Wilds (Hammond) is a children’s author, aspiring humanitarian, public speaker, and multipreneur in the entertainment and event industry. She moved to New York City where she most recently became a mother to her baby girl, who inspired her to start a children’s book club, Tristyn’s Book Club.
How to Advocate for Fertility & Family-Building Benefits Millions of Americans struggle to start a family. In the modern working world, many women are waiting longer to have children, and […]
The desire to have children is universal, no matter if an individual is non-binary, trans or cis-gender. However, family building in the LBGTQ community usually requires more thought and planning. And gender-affirming therapies can impact future reproduction, so it is important to know about options before starting treatment.