Sometimes I wonder if my infertility is trying to tell me something. I’m a big believer in the old adage that everything happens for a reason. You could be going through a very bad spell in life, or things have gone wrong and I always think that someway, somehow you will come out the other… Continue reading Am I meant to be a mother?
Over the past couple of years probably the most important thing I have taught myself is how to relax. Or at least try to. I am a worrier at heart however the more I go through life, the more I realise there is absolutely no point in worrying. It’s easier said than done trying to… Continue reading Inhale, Exhale
When Dave and I went for our review appointment after our first failed cycle of IVF, one of the best parts was being told that notwithstanding our negative outcome, we had a pretty perfect cycle. At the same time, however, this was also quite frustrating for us, in that there was nothing we could change… Continue reading Fresh or Frozen?
There are certain things that can happen in life that can make you take a step back and think how god damn lucky you are. For us, yesterday was one of those days. Of course, the past couple of years dealing with our fertility issues has been extremely difficult and now embarking on our second… Continue reading Seeing the world through very different eyes
When people piss you off when you're going through IVF. Hormones can make you crazy....just saying!
Although we have officially already begun our second IVF cycle, I start my down-regulator’s this Friday which can only mean one thing; hello pre-menopausal symptoms! Truth be told, I didn’t find them too bad last time, although taking 3 tablets a day means side effects get worse the more days that pass by so I’m… Continue reading IVF Round 2 – Here we go!
Another poem from my little catalogue of Infertility/IVF poetry 😊 Shooting Stars My empty womb contracts to accept A moment formed with trust He described it like a shooting star Descending into dust It nestles in, we can only hope Clinging with all its might Bury, fasten and attempt to grope I beg you… Continue reading Shooting Stars
For this week's blog post, I asked my hubby Dave to write a piece on his thoughts of our first IVF cycle. Often during IVF a man's job is to be the hand-holder; the strong one who is there supporting his lady, as the women are the one's who physically have to endure everything. Because… Continue reading IVF: A Male Perspective