When I was younger I used to collect friends. Everywhere I went, every job I had, every party I went to, I would come away with new friends; people to add on Facebook and get my friend count up. And the truth is I’ve never been short of friends however, the older I’ve gotten the… Continue reading Friendship
Thank you so much to everyone who congratulated me and sent good wishes on the publication of my guest blog post for ABC IVF fertility clinic. It really means a lot to me. Writing is something I hugely enjoy and feel I would like to continue in the future so to get a position where… Continue reading Miscarriage – 1 Year On
A couple of months ago I was lucky enough to be approached and asked to write some blog posts for a London-based fertility clinic, ABC IVF. After some initial communication, I began to realise the amazing work this clinic is doing. In their efforts to make IVF treatment more accessible to couples, they have become… Continue reading I’ve got a writing job!
There’s no doubt about it, infertility is hard. I always try my best to keep things in perspective by comparing myself with the millions of other people in life who are far worse off than us, who are dealing with unimaginable pain, loss and heartache. This usually results in me berating myself for moaning at… Continue reading It’s ok not to be ok
Sometimes I wonder if my infertility is trying to tell me something. I’m a big believer in the old adage that everything happens for a reason. You could be going through a very bad spell in life, or things have gone wrong and I always think that someway, somehow you will come out the other… Continue reading Am I meant to be a mother?
I recently watched a TV programme where a woman’s child had been murdered and she said the words “What is the point of me now?” Her meaning was clear – her role as a mother had come to an end, in the living world anyway, and she no longer felt she had any purpose in… Continue reading Unfulfilled?
Where does the phrase ‘third time lucky’ come from? Why do people always say this? Using the ever-trusty google I discovered it is associated with the ancient myth that 3 is a lucky number based on its association with the holy trinity of Christianity. Ok……….. Not quite sure that reason is a solid enough one… Continue reading Third Time Lucky?
Today, the 5th of May 2018, was the due date for our baby that never arrived. With all my heart I wish that when we went for our scan back in September, the nurse hadn’t told us our due date before the scan took place and we discovered we had miscarried. Although we would have… Continue reading Due Date Heartbreak
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