*Warning: some possible triggers about the IVF process* This blog isn't intended to just be about our infertility journey. However, deciding not to progress with IVF is an important part of the story, and one which I don't want to brush over because even now it seem to be an area of potential controversy. So … Continue reading Knowing when to say no to IVF and creatively being a woman
Wow, so I'm back on my blog! Just the 3.5 year hiatus then: I think if I have any followers left I'll be lucky.....! So I set this blog up when my husband and I were trying to get pregnant - we started trying for a baby in 2014 and pretty soon it was all … Continue reading Just the 3.5 year hiatus
Dear Google, I'm so sorry for the abuse last month, it wasn't big nor clever, and I will try and be better next month. I'm confess I wasted my precious my precious time and yours by searching the following: can a cold delay ovulation my breasts usually hurt after my period, but pain came later this month … Continue reading Google Abuse
Today is my least favourite of the month. It's the day my period turns up, bringing along the familiar disappointment with it, the crippling pain and of course the worry of missing work, yet again. Since 4am this morning I've been awake with debilitating pain, it's 10am now and I'm just being allowed some respite … Continue reading Lucy. Much needed love and company
Since we started trying to get pregnant (13 months and counting) we haven't had what I would describe as a "month off". Every month I've gone through the "am I or aren't I" game and to be honest it's exhausting. I've often thought that the notion of a month off from trying altogether would be a … Continue reading Having a Month off – to Stress or not to Stress?
Anyone who has been trying to conceive without success has probably been given this advice. But how many women who have been branded with the infertile label are generally feeling relaxed about it?! Most of us have been prodded and poked to within an inch of our lives. We follow weird diets ("pineapple anyone?") and we take a million supplements … Continue reading Just Relax And It Will Happen
So my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 13 months. We've had no luck. Last year I tried reflexology - I'd heard positive stories and thought it sounded like a fancy foot massage so had no problem with giving it a go. The sessions were relaxing and I definitely benefited from them, but come … Continue reading Acupuncture and Moxi What?!
I've only had my blog a few hours but on my second entry already. Likelihood is, noone will ever read this, but it is very cathartic and I"m enjoying the process of writing again. So, still on the infertility issue: I guess it's the most consuming thing on my mind these days. What's so strange … Continue reading I never said I was proud of this behaviour…