March 2019

A letter to my future child, from your infertile mother

I always speak to you in my mind, but I thought putting something down in words might better be able to reach you. I just want you to know that we are still fighting for you. We have not given up. We truly believe that you are still out there somewhere, and we can’t wait… Continue reading A letter to my future child, from your infertile mother

March 2019

My experience with the hidden costs of IVF Treatment

One of the most important considerations for any couple thinking about undergoing IVF is the cost. Whilst IVF is technically available on the NHS in the UK, there are many restrictions to this. Not only have there been drastic cut-backs over the past few years so that IVF is often not available at all in certain… Continue reading My experience with the hidden costs of IVF Treatment

March 2019

Why the ‘fertility window’ is more complicated than it seems

As if dealing with infertility wasn’t hard enough, the realisation that some women have when they start exploring the inner workings of their monthly cycle that there are only a few days every month where it is actually possible to get pregnant is pretty overwhelming. That’s why, if you have any chance of conceiving naturally,… Continue reading Why the ‘fertility window’ is more complicated than it seems

December 2018

Another Christmas & Still No Baby

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is here once again; I know everyone says it but it really doesn’t seem that long ago since we put the tree and decorations back up in the loft and now here we are ready to celebrate once again! I know that a lot of people find Christmas a… Continue reading Another Christmas & Still No Baby

December 2018

What NOT to do in the 2 weeks post Embryo Transfer

I have another post now live with ABC IVF & this one is titled 'What NOT to do in the 2 weeks post Embryo Transfer'. This was an important piece for me to write, as the way I went about things after my embryo transfer procedure differed vastly in my two cycles. In cycle 1… Continue reading What NOT to do in the 2 weeks post Embryo Transfer

November 2018

How to prepare your body for IVF

My latest post for ABC IVF is now live on their website and this week's topic is 'How to prepare your body for IVF'. Preparing your body and mind for an IVF cycle is extremely important and despite IVF not being an exact science, I believe your chances will be increased if you do the… Continue reading How to prepare your body for IVF

November 2018

My Journey with Infertility & Mental Health

My latest blog post with ABC IVF is now live on their website and this topic is one that I'm nervous about sharing. You might look at me and think I'm the type of person who doesn't hold anything back, and you would be right to a point. I know plenty of people who find… Continue reading My Journey with Infertility & Mental Health

October 2018

Fertility Week 2018 – #YouAreNotAlone

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Fertility Week 2018; an extremely important week organised by Fertility Network UK to raise awareness of infertility, change people’s perceptions of the horrible disease and raising funds to ensure fantastic charities like Fertility Network can continue to offer crucial support to people throughout the UK. This year’s theme is #youarenotalone;… Continue reading Fertility Week 2018 – #YouAreNotAlone