the beanstalk blog

Infertility sucks. Plain and simple. No one chose to be here, yet 1 in 8 of us will find ourselves in the infertility world. Moving on to IVF can become a daunting and overwhelming journey. You might not know where to turn, and you’re on information overload. But it doesn’t have to be that way, […]

Overwhelmed by IVF? I feel you friend. It’s an emotional rollercoaster….a ride I never wanted to be on. IVF becomes an all-encompassing factor in your life. It takes up SO much of your time and mental space. Between the endless appointments and remembering all of the tiny details, it can become utterly overwhelming. Add in […]

I’ve had people ask me if I have any regrets with IVF. Honestly, I only have one regret – and that’s not documenting the details. When you’re going through IVF it’s so incredibly all consuming. It takes over your life. It takes up an incredible amount of your time, and it also becomes something you […]

January 27th, 2016: My very first embryo transfer, the date I became pregnant with our son, Jack. January 27th, 2020: Around the Beanstalk is launched, in honor of Jack. What a difference four years can make. It’s been quite the roller coaster the past four years, but here we are….we made it through. I created […]

**Continued from Part 1 and Part 2 of my story** How were we going to go about finding another surrogate to carry a baby for us? I wasn’t sure. I didn’t know what to do. I scoured Facebook groups to see how other people found surrogates, independently of an agency. The only thing I could […]

It’s simple, really. The answer to why I created Around the Beanstalk, that is. I believe that every baby….whether it’s a failed embryo transfer, early miscarriage, late pregnancy loss, stillborn….deserves to be honored, remembered, and have their legacy kept alive. This simple belief is why I created the Beanstalk Binder. I want to give every […]

**Continued from Part 1 of my story** We still had 3 PGS tested embryos remaining. I felt a little bit of hope – surrogacy could be an answer for us! I scheduled an appointment with our RE when I was only a week or two out of the hospital, so we could discuss our options […]

It all started in March of 2013. We had just purchased our forever home, complete with lots of bedrooms ready to be filled with kids. We had a TON of fun in our 20’s, building our careers, traveling, and hanging out with friends. But it was time for the next chapter of our lives to […]

**In honor of Jack, my forever angel baby** Around the Beanstalk was born out of my own IVF journey. I never imagined needing IVF in order to have babies. I always assumed I’d choose when I wanted to get pregnant, and BAM! It would happen. Well friends, that was not the case. The past few […]

So….how does the Beanstalk Binder work? It’s simple, friends….I promise;) The Beanstalk Binder was designed as a 3 ring binder for a very specific reason: every person’s IVF journey looks so different. No two journeys are created equal, so it was important to make our product truly customizable. Are there sections that don’t apply to […]