AMBER IN A TEACUP TURNS ONE

Hello! Yes, it’s me, I’m still here, the blog still exists and I’m well and truly back into the swing of things. I have definitely neglected this blog over the last few months, but in all honesty, with the failure of ICSI round 2, COVID-19 and all the strange new normal things that have come […]

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Life after IVF: It’s time to move on.

Life after IVF: It’s time to move on.  There comes a time in your IVF journey where you must accept the situation that you’re in. To reach the point of IVF, you have dealt with infertility for at least 12 months, but often those years are multiples. In our case, we have been dealing with […]

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Life with Endometriosis by @ThisEnglishHome

Throughout my infertility journey, I have encountered so many different amazing women through online support groups, this blog and my Instagram. Endometriosis is an issue that has regularly been mentioned, a condition that impacts 1 in 10 women. One woman I have met on this journey is the fantastic lady behind the Instagram account @ThisEnglishHome […]

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Top Tips for IVF Stims!

Everyone’s journey leading up to IVF is difference. Everyone’s IVF cycle is different, from the clinics, the medication, the protocol, the side effects and ultimately, the outcome. I am currently amid my second round of ICSI and despite being under the same clinic, this round is different to the last. IVF/ICSI (whichever you are doing!) […]

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Why I am terrified of IVF working.

When you start going through IVF, all you want is for it to end with a healthy pregnancy and a child. You long for the injections to end, the fertilisation to be a success, for the embryos to make it to transfer and for them to survive in your uterus long enough to survive to […]

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5 films perfect for those emotional PMS days!

Being a woman is nothing less than a game of monopoly, a series of never ending dramas. Sometimes you’re winning and it’s super glamorous, but then sometimes you’re losing, and every now and again an irrational burst of screaming and shouting appears. We’ve all been there. It’s ‘that time of the month’ and the slightest […]

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2019: An Infertile Year in Review

2019 is quickly coming to a close and with that we are turning our backs on a decade, and what a decade it has been. Between 2010-2019, I have finished my GCSE’s and my A-Levels, gone to University and graduated with a degree in Criminology, I have passed my driving test, travelled to new places, […]

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Dear Fertile Friends at Christmas

To my fertile friends at Christmas, This time of year is always hard. Christmas is the most magical time of year, so we are told. Surrounded by ‘Santa please stop here’ signs, ‘When are you having children?’ questions and the painful reminder that Christmas is (apparently) for children. This year I vowed to have the […]

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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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