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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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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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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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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