The Cat’s Meow: Helping us through our infertility journey

I’m not sure what I would do without my two cats – Sushi and Diesel.  These two feline friends have helped us along our journey through infertility.  How?  Well there are three main ways….

1.  Stroking a cat has been scientifically proven to be therapeutic during stressful times.  Although Diesel, our ‘terror-quisitive’ cat runs away if you were to approach him for strokes, but he will happily to come to you for strokes.  Many strokes.  In any shape or form.  Very therapeutic.  For both human and cat alike!

Cats emotional breakdown

2.  Cats like to help you read important books like “The IVF patient’ guide to IVF” or “It starts with the egg”.  They want to make sure they are helping you every step of the way…

IVF a patient's guide It starts with the egg

3.  We can learn a thing or two from cats.  For example, they help us to learn how to just chill out and take it easy.  When things don’t go our way or we get a bit stressed, take a leaf from their book.  Look – it’s easy!!! Just stretch, lay back and relax.

Now this is how you chill out.  Just stretch, lay back and relax!

Now this is how you chill out. Just stretch, lay back and relax!

Anything else I’ve missed?? How do your pets help you on your pudding club journey?

13 thoughts on “The Cat’s Meow: Helping us through our infertility journey

  1. lyra211 says:

    Your kitties are adorable and I love that t-shirt. 🙂 I’ve written before about what a life-saver our dog has been — animals are the best, especially in times when there are no words that can help relieve your stress. Do you recommend any of those books? My husband and I are just starting to move to IVF and I think I’ve read the entire internet already. 🙂

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    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      Thank you! I love dogs too, they are awesome at being a good friend. I wish I had one 😦

      ‘IVF – a patient’s guide’ didn’t really tell me anything new, but it is nice to have everything in one place. Plus it came in handy the other day when Chris and I were ‘debating’ a point about the process. The book was quickly whipped out and the debate was no longer!!

      ‘It starts with an egg’ was really interesting especially for unexplained infertility. It was pretty easy to read and gives excellent references to help you make your own mind up.

      Have you decided when you will be starting IVF yet?


      • lyra211 says:

        Well, funny story about that… I had demonstrated tubal factor infertility on both sides at my last HSG, and the doctor told me that (a) I’d be unlikely to get pregnant on my own and (b) if I did I’d be at high risk of ectopic pregnancy, which is why she recommended going to IVF. But then the cycle after the HSG… boom, I’m pregnant. So at the moment I’m freaking out about ectopic pregnancy, but also excited about being pregnant, so needless to say our IVF plans are on hold for a bit…


  2. Anamarie says:

    I WANT THAT CAT SHIRT. I am a total cat lady. Our girl cat is more of a daddy’s girl (she loves me bunches when he is unavailable for cuddles), but our male cat is a total momma’s boy. Kevin always comments about how he is completely attuned to my emotions. Total cat lady moment: that cat has literally licked tears from my cheeks, as if to say, “It’s ok momma. I’m still your baby.”

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  3. ashleykyleanderson says:

    So this is what I was missing! I had no idea that cats were so helpful regarding reading materials, but I do always learn something from your posts. I pretty much love this whole thing. Especially the t-shirt! (And I’m a dog person 😮)

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  4. Wifey says:

    Cats are so silly! Our fur babies have helped us so much too. Once, when I was face-down on the bed sobbing uncontrollably, one of our dogs crawled on top of me and put his face right beside mine like, I’m here…I’ve got you. I was so touched, but then his weight became too much and I was struggling to breathe, which made me laugh as I rolled out from under him. So, all-in-all, it was the perfect therapy!

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