The ‘oohh any news yet?’ Holidays

Has anyone else had a ridiculously up and down holiday period or is that just me?? A brief synopsis of our journey so far… Round 1 gave us 1 fresh transfer and 2 frozen. In November we had the final ‘all or nothing’ transfer which would either result in a fantastic Christmas present or a …

Positive Pants are back on!

The thing about infertility that I struggle with the most is the strain it has on my general positivity. I’m a positive person. My mindset is always that being negative and down about things will never fix a problem. Then fail no2 happened…. “Next time will be the one.” “Baby just wants to be a …

The Little Blob of Hope…

You’re given a photograph of the embryo they put back into your uterus. A little blob containing lots of other little blobs. That’s the hope. Then you wait… We had a trip booked to Paris for a few days over the period that I was due to go back for my pregnancy test so, instead …

Tests, re-tests, re-re-tests

Initial hospital testing – for us, well and truly categorised in the ‘despair’ section of the hope-despair-repeat cycle. From what I can gather through my copious research (honestly, I feel as though I’ve done more Google searches than a PHD student) this is normally a relatively swift process. Check female, check male, identify the problem, …

IVF: hope – despair – repeat

If you’re reading this blog you’re no doubt either somewhere on your IVF journey or you’re wondering how to support someone who is. I’m not writing this for anyone else – more for myself as a way of processing my feelings at an incredibly difficult time. However, if this helps you in any way, please …

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