And so it failed. Dealing with the failure of IVF

I always hoped that the day I wrote a post announcing that we had been undergoing IVF treatment, I would actually be announcing a pregnancy at the same time. Despite being so open about our fertility journey, when it came to our first round of treatment, my husband and I had decided to keep a […]

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Defined by Infertility

As I sit inside a quirky little coffee shop, overlooking the manic streets of the city, I people watch. I watch men walk past in their suits and their ties, notebook in one hand, lit cigarette in the other. As they walk the smoke trails behind them, into the face of a woman. She is […]

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Infertility: A Man’s Perspective – By Marco Izzo

Being one half of an infertile couple isn’t always an easy ride, especially when you are not necessarily the ‘problem’. Even when you do have fertility issues, the conversation seems to always centre heavily around the person who carries the child. We were diagnosed as infertile in September 2018 after three and a half long […]

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Fertility in the Workplace: Is there enough support?

With day 2 of National Fertility Week comes the talk of Fertility in the Workplace, a topic that isn’t widely discussed. Fertility in the Workplace is something that is practically a non-existent topic, and when 1 in 8 of us suffer with infertility, this is something that baffles me constantly. When you first begin trying […]

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MYTH BUSTING: Home Remedies That APPARENTLY Induce Your Period…

There comes a time in our lives when we all want our periods to come early, whether it’s before a holiday, a night out, a special event… there is nothing more inconvenient than Aunt Flo arriving the day you’re off to spend 7 days in a bikini; a cramping stomach and the fear of not […]

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2 Rainbows Follow 2 Stars – by Kayleigh Warren

The 9-15th October is baby loss awareness week. Kayleigh Warren shares her story with us, opening up publicly for the first time. You’re only taught “don’t have sex because you will become pregnant, catch an STI or an STD”. You’re never given the tools to deal with the mental, emotional or physical pain of losing […]

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The Loneliness of Infertility

When you first start trying to conceive, you don’t anticipate that you may be infertile. You don’t anticipate hours spent in doctors offices, invasive scans, alarms every morning reminding you to take your basal body temperature, ovulation charts and constant negative tests. Infertility isn’t even remotely on your radar. Your friends fall pregnant just by […]

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Thoughtful gifts for your friend going through IVF

With 1 in 6 couples staring in the face of infertility, chances are you know someone, or will know someone, or even are someone, who will need IVF. When our friends or family go through a hard time or have a major life event occur, we often want to buy them a gift to show […]

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