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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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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It’s a Crying Shame

It’s a crying shame is a campaign lead by the fantastic Fertility Network UK, in a bid to provide support for those going through fertility issues when they need support the most. Even if you do not read this blog post, please head to Fertility Network’s page and donate to help support those dealing with […]

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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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Learning from my Infertility: One Year On

Tomorrow marks 365 days since I had my laparoscopy and found out I had two fully blocked Fallopian tubes. I truly cannot believe how quickly the last 12 months have gone; it seems like Christmas was only yesterday. When I realised on the 1st September that it had been almost a year since the day […]

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Nutribuddy Breakfast Shake: A 14 Day Review!

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is a meal I really struggle to keep on top of. How hard can it be? You wake up, you make it, you eat it – right? Working around the clock shifts means my eating pattern is hugely up in the air, eating breakfast at 2pm and […]

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