1 year ago today we published our blog for the first time and opened our infertility struggles up to the world. It was something we thought long and hard about before we did it and as soon as I pressed that publish button the panic started to set in. Would people understand? Would people judge… Continue reading 1 Year Anniversary
It’s been a while since my last blog post; apologies to our lovely followers. I thought that during our time off from IVF I would still feel the need to write my blog, however it’s been so nice to get a break from the world of infertility and IVF. It’s almost been too nice, so… Continue reading The Infertility Rollercoaster
Happy New Year to you all; I hope you all had a great time over the festivities! We had such a great Christmas and New Year with family and friends, despite initially dreading it. However, I kept myself busy by hosting Christmas this year so took great delight in getting the house all organised and… Continue reading New Year, New Hope
I just wanted to write a short post to say Merry Christmas to all our wonderful family, friends, followers and supporters. Christmas is always a time for reflection and I always feel the pressure to start the New Year with a clean slate and lots of goals and objectives, however this year we have given… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Truth be told, infertility is hard 365 days of the year. But for me anyway, Christmas is probably the hardest time of the whole year, where it is brought home to us even more just how much we want a child of our own. Almost everything about Christmas is geared towards children, from Christmas films… Continue reading Infertility & Christmas
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