As I mentioned in my last post, since we are taking a break from IVF for the next few months, I thought I would try my hand at some posts of a different style. As the festive season is rapidly approaching, some of these posts will be based on the theme of Christmas, however I… Continue reading My Favourite Coffee Table Books (Light Relief from IVF!)
Immediately after our miscarriage, whenever I contemplated doing another round of IVF, I felt physically sick. The thought of having to start all over from scratch and go through another cycle of needles, pills, invasive procedures, pain and heartache was more than I could bear. I knew however, as with many things, time would be… Continue reading Where do we go from here?
Maybe we’re the lucky one’s here Now we don’t have to live in fear Of a child coming to harm Or breaking their arm Are we the lucky one’s here? Maybe we’re the lucky one’s here Now we don’t have to endure so near The tantrums and rows Tears and furrowed brows Are we… Continue reading Pondering a Life of Childlessness (poem)
There’s no doubt about it; IVF can be a very costly experience. The postcode lottery of NHS funded IVF cycles that currently exists in the UK means that depending on where you live, you may only have access to one free round of IVF, two if you’re lucky or now three if you live in… Continue reading The Hidden Cost of IVF
A few weeks ago I was delighted to be contacted by my local paper The Press & Journal and asked to contribute to an article on IVF. The journalist I spoke to was putting together a piece to coincide with National Fertility Awareness Week and the 40th anniversary of IVF. I submitted my writing and… Continue reading Press & Journal IVF Article & JustGiving Page
As many of you know I recently became a volunteer for Fertility Network UK, an amazing national charity who helps and supports couples experiencing fertility problems. Every year they run a Fertility Awareness Week in order to try and raise awareness of fertility issues in the UK, break the stigma surrounding infertility and raise funds… Continue reading National Fertility Awareness Week 2017
This week would have been our 12 week scan. Instead of shedding tears about what might have been, I thought I would share this quote and remind myself that love conquers all, and hopefully one day very soon our boundless love will result in a much loved baby of our own.
The days following my last post saw a lot of tears, a lot of pain and many black days. Slowly but surely however the clouds started to part and we started to heal and smile again. For over a week now I have felt better. I can’t describe specifically what is different as I know… Continue reading Roman the Superhero
I don’t know who or what our baby would have become throughout his life, and that’s something I will always think about, but one thing I do know is that he was a fighter. He was determined to cling on as long as he could and not let go. In a strange way that gave… Continue reading Finally, we said goodbye
It has now been 8 days since we found out about our miscarriage. I am still testing positive for pregnancy and have still not passed the miscarriage. I am attending the fertility clinic tomorrow for blood tests to ensure there is no other issues underlying, however their advice at the moment is to let the… Continue reading 8 Days Post Miscarriage