On 15th May 2019 we transferred two of our frozen embryos. A long time coming after Phil's diagnosis last year, an emergency sperm freezing and then a fresh IVF cycle in February. It was a big decision for us as we had only ever transferred one at a time before. We have always been fortunate… Continue reading Do Happy Endings Exist?
Health Visitors - Oh groan! Mine was useless, never saw her, busybody, what does she know? Twin set and pearls, interfering, will report you to Social Services. I am sure you have heard all the stereotypical comments. Where do they come from? The giving and receiving of advice isn’t always easy, it’s difficult to embrace… Continue reading What is the role of a Health Visitor? Guest Post.
Start with the end in mind, they say. Which is perhaps why I’ve often found it hard to start. There are many stages of acceptance those of us who’ve been through struggles realise we need to work through. For my, our, in fact (since my husband has very much his own leading part) struggles there… Continue reading Guest Post – Emily Hodge
The fact I’m having a baby is kind of a big deal. Of course, it is you say!! But no, really! Hear me out... If you’d told me a year ago that my husband and I would be sat amongst other first-time parents, learning about the different stages of labour, how to ‘top and tail’… Continue reading Pregnant, living with a brain tumour.
Well, it's been an interesting one for sure...... We started off the year full of hope, we had two remaining frozen embryo's and were looking forward to my brothers wedding over in the US during the Summer. We watched our beautiful boy turn two in the spring and started the build up to our second frozen… Continue reading Our Year.
My wife said to me: “If this were a “male thing” we would have had solutions by now.” Far be it for me to argue with her but on this occasion I didn’t think this was down to male chauvinism but more the fact that commercial companies don’t make money if there isn’t anything concrete… Continue reading Erik Henau, CEO, MyLotus
Most of the time, infertility can completely consume you. There are moments when life can feel like it's standing still and all you can do is watch others living theirs. To me that's the hardest part of being on this journey, feeling like your life is on hold. Wanting so much to focus on other… Continue reading Pathways.