This week we are talking with Denielle Elliston.  After a long road of infertility, she’s a mom to three young children.  In addition to growing her family, Denielle is growing Love For Mama, a place to find meaningful gifts for all stages of motherhood.  When Denielle isn’t chasing around her three kids under four, you can find her squeezing in a workout in her kitchen. In her “downtime” she loves coffee, wine, podcasts, reading, and cooking SkinnyTaste recipes.  Listen this week as Denielle shares her story of infertility, giving birth to her twins, and her inspiration for starting her business.

Listen as Denielle shares:

  • Struggles with balancing her priorities as a mom, wife, and entrepreneur.  
  • Always knew she wanted to be a mom, but had a difficult time getting pregnant.
  • Her emotions during her times of infertility.
  • An in-depth look into her road to becoming pregnant with both her son & her twins.
  • What went into her decision to have IUI with her son.
  • The time and financial undertaking fertility treatments are.
  • The need for more cultural sensitivity around infertility when talking to women.
  • The importance of her giving back to Resolve
  • Her decision to have IVF with her twins.
  • Giving birth to twins and having them stay in the NICU with a toddler at home.

QUOTABLES:

“There’s only so much you can do in a day and being able to really wrap your arms around that.” – Denielle Elliston

“When you’re ready to talk about it, you will.  But, there will probably be a period of time where you’re not ready to talk about it, and that’s ok.” – Denielle Elliston

“It’s this not knowing.  You think ‘Is it me?’ And then it’s this blame game of you and your partner. It brings on a whole other dynamic in your relationship.” – Denielle Elliston

“It [Infertility] was probably the best thing that could happen to me, because my gratitude is so high.” – Denielle Elliston

LINKS FROM SHOW:

Denielle’s Story of Infertility (Blog)

Resolve – Infertility Support

Grahams Foundation – NICU Support

New York State’s New Law for Insurance Coverage for Infertility Treatments

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