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Monday, December 20, 2010

What's in Your Infertility Survival Kit?

What would you want in your infertility survival kit, if there was such a thing.  Well, there actually is.  I created one in my 1st blog giveaway.  It has all the necessities for pampering the infertile soul... and feet ;-).  If it is prior to December 23rd, read this post and follow the instructions on Celebrate the Holidays with My 1st Blog Giveaway

The infertility survival kit includes:
  • $25 gift card to SpaWish
  • Pedicure Kit
  • Nail Polish
  • Cute, Fuzzy Socks
  • Midnight Pomegranate Lotion and Soap
  • Shower Puff
  • Tissues
  • and more....
Many of the items are for your feet... Why feet you ask... "it isn't my feet that are the problem".  Simply because I want your feet to look cute when you go to your RE and they are in those terrible, cold, sterile stirrups!!! 

Other essential survival items are:
  • Books and Magazines
  • Any Sandra Bullock movie (or the chic flick of your choice)
  • Favorite Playlist (something fun like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, PINK)
  • Try Scrapbooking, Gardening, Sewing or something else to occupy your time and mind
  • Journal or Blog
  • Online Community or Forums for support to get through the really tough days
  • Of course, at least 1 HPT for emergency use ONLY!
  • Band-aids
Please add your must have survival kit items in the comments below....


  1. Oh NO survival kit is complete without SOME form of chocolate!!!

    What a great idea!!

    ~Happy ICLW~

    ~May your Christmas be filled with Peace~
    ~And your New Year with Hope~

  2. I agree must have chocolate!!

    Also although it is hard to fit in the box, one good friend that you can call or email who can help to keep you sane during the dreaded 2ww

    Happy Holidays and Happy ICLW

  3. Agree with the chocolate. Would add booze (in those mini bottles they have on airlines with "Break seal only in the event of a BFN!"

    Thanks for the downloadable ICLW comment tracker! I"m going to use it!

    ~Jem (ICLW #5)

  4. Super great idea!! I won't enter because I am an IF Grad... but dang! I want to! LOL

    Happy ICLW from #37 and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

  5. I love the idea of an infertility survival kit! I made one for a friend once when she started her first IVF cycle. I agree that chocolate can be a necessity at times!

  6. Your infertility survival kit is a great idea, but it really doesn't matter what is in it or which area of the mind or body it is aimed at. The vital elements are that 1) someone is thinking of you and lending support, 2) that you realize you aren't alone and let that boost your courage and commitment to keep going and 3) that you allow yourself, or any part of yourself, to be pampered or nurtured...bringing on a greater sense of relaxation, a connection between mind and body and the positive vibes of being treated as special. Great idea and one which all of us can put together for our IF friends, or indeed anyone struggling with anything emotional, physical or job-related.

    Lisa (ICLW 74 - Your Great Life)

  7. What a fabulous idea and thanks for not forgetting those still enduring the battle :)

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