When Dave and I went for our review appointment after our first failed cycle of IVF, one of the best parts was being told that notwithstanding our negative outcome, we had a pretty perfect cycle. At the same time, however, this was also quite frustrating for us, in that there was nothing we could change… Continue reading Fresh or Frozen?
There are certain things that can happen in life that can make you take a step back and think how god damn lucky you are. For us, yesterday was one of those days. Of course, the past couple of years dealing with our fertility issues has been extremely difficult and now embarking on our second… Continue reading Seeing the world through very different eyes
When people piss you off when you're going through IVF. Hormones can make you crazy....just saying!
Although we have officially already begun our second IVF cycle, I start my down-regulator’s this Friday which can only mean one thing; hello pre-menopausal symptoms! Truth be told, I didn’t find them too bad last time, although taking 3 tablets a day means side effects get worse the more days that pass by so I’m… Continue reading IVF Round 2 – Here we go!
Another poem from my little catalogue of Infertility/IVF poetry 😊 Shooting Stars My empty womb contracts to accept A moment formed with trust He described it like a shooting star Descending into dust It nestles in, we can only hope Clinging with all its might Bury, fasten and attempt to grope I beg you… Continue reading Shooting Stars
For this week's blog post, I asked my hubby Dave to write a piece on his thoughts of our first IVF cycle. Often during IVF a man's job is to be the hand-holder; the strong one who is there supporting his lady, as the women are the one's who physically have to endure everything. Because… Continue reading IVF: A Male Perspective
Being the avid reader that I am, whenever I have a problem I turn to books to try and fix it. It was therefore inevitable than when we were diagnosed with our fertility problems, one of my first tasks was to go onto Amazon and find out which books I thought would be worthwhile reading.… Continue reading Hints, Tips & Useful Information – IVF Books
Down, down further I go, sinking into the abyss, What can I do? Where should I go? Have I been amiss? I try to see above the tide, looking for the light, But all I see is darkness there, no shining beam in sight. My soul it feels so empty now, with nothing there… Continue reading An Ode to IVF
Last week we had our follow up appointment at the fertility clinic. This was to go over our last cycle, identify any potential problem areas and make a plan for moving forward. I don’t know what I was expecting before we went in. Obviously our cycle failed so I knew it wouldn’t be a pleasant… Continue reading To Begin Again
A common question we’re asked when we tell people of our fertility issue is whether we would ever consider adoption. And we both automatically always answer yes. Not only is this something we would consider, but if our IVF journey continues to be unsuccessful, it’s something we would definitely look into very seriously. Obviously, everyone… Continue reading Adoption and Us