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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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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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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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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Books to read if you’re struggling with infertility

Infertility is such a raw, lonely and vulnerable thing to deal with. Sometimes it can seem impossible to know where to turn. You talk to your friends, you talk to your family, but ultimately you want an escape. It can be so hard to find someone to talk to who truly understands how you feel. […]

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A letter to my future child, love your infertile mother

Hi, my baby, You haven’t met me yet but I am your Mummy. I have been thinking about you for about 4 and a half years now, doing everything in my power to bring you into my life but unfortunately life has a funny way of working and it’s taking us a little bit longer […]

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