Four years ago, last week, my son was “defrosted”. This was the culmination of years of trying to conceive, multiple cycles of IVF, miscarriage and repeated heartbreak. Yet, with thanks to advances in reproductive science, he was created in a petri-dish, vitrified, thawed and is currently a very happy and active three-year-old boy. Medical science … More Frozen, fortunate and fighting
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear” – Mark Twain. Thank you, my husband, for finding the courage to raise your voice with mine… I’m Hugh. One half of an infertile couple. The infertile half. I’m not much of a blogger and not usually one to write much at all … More The other side of our story, by Hugh
Living with infertility is many things but, I’m sure anyone who has ever been there will agree, it can feel incredibly overwhelming. Not only is it an emotionally frightening void of heartbreak, pain and the unknown, it’s also utterly and completely petrifying, when faced with the medical science side of things. It’s as is, overnight, … More #ivfwebinars with Egg Donation Friends
One of the questions I’ve often been asked, by the friends and family of those undertaking fertility treatments, is: What is IVF? Huge topic hey? I am absolutely by no means an expert or a scientist or even have any medical background; I’m merely a person who went through multiple rounds of fertility treatments. But, … More What is IVF?
You might remember that a couple of months ago, Jess Jones, from Infertility and Life blog, recently guest posted for The Cuckoo Mama. Jess is currently undergoing her first frozen embryo transfer (FET)*. Sadly, the four fresh cycles of IVF she’s already gone through, haven’t ended with the miracle she’d hoped. After experiencing the grief … More The BFP after IVF – my guest post
I’d like to introduce you all to Jess Jones! Jess blogs over at Infertility & Life and is also a fellow Huff Post contributor. She’s been interviewed, numerous times, on BBC Radio Leicestershire, and has an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine show under her belt too; I’m sure you’ll all agree I’m leaving you in incredibly … More IVF: One size does not fit all. A guest post by Jess Jones
I have recently been touched by the various articles and blogs I have seen surrounding miscarriage, bravely written during Baby Loss Awareness Week. It’s a subject incredibly close to my heart. Like many others, I have experienced loss. I have known pain and suffering and grief. You see, my son is a multiple round IVF … More A second child?
For today’s post I thought I’d try something a little bit different! A spotlight on: Fertility Network UK. As some of you may know I work alongside FNUK as a local volunteer, acting as an additional resource for individuals experiencing infertility. I’m there as a listening ear, an advocate, a champion and real person. Someone … More A Spotlight On: Fertility Network UK
Advanced warning here; this one could get a tad weepy and I think I might be about to gush. Sorry folks! I sincerely apologise for this, but, hold the phone… my baby is turning two. Wow! In all fairness, I can’t say I’m incredibly surprised by this news! It’s most definitely been on the cards … More “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts”
“A woman is like a teabag, you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water” said Eleanor Roosevelt, and I can’t help but agree. I’m sure there are times in all our lives when we’ve had to muster up all the inner strength we can possibly find. If you follow … More Infertility & friends