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.
We were planning to start another fresh IVF cycle in the new year. After transferring all our frozen embryo's we had begun the process to start again. After a summer of heartache we decided to wait a few months and enjoy life again before embarking on our second fresh IVF cycle in January. Our clinic… Continue reading Family Planning.
Just a short couple of weeks ago we learnt the devastating news that Phil has quite an extensive brain tumour. After some migraines in the summer and a few isolated incidents of quite extreme head pressure and nausea, Phil was referred for a MRI of his brain. This was merely precautionary and not in one… Continue reading The New Norm.
I wasn’t sure if this was a story I could tell. How could my experience of baby loss be worth sharing when so many other women go through far bigger traumas? How could I talk about mourning a baby that may never have been there, when some women suffer the pain of giving birth to… Continue reading Hannah’s Story
Sometimes I still can't believe that I am finally a mummy after so many years of stress and pain. There were many times I thought that I was at the limit of what I could take but I kept going, somehow, and looking down at my beautiful little girl sleeping soundly I am filled with… Continue reading Jessica’s Story.
For any woman the journey to motherhood can be overwhelming, emotional, and fraught with unknowns. For some however, the journey may involve incredibly difficult challenges and experiences: fertility worries, infertility, IVF, miscarriage, loss. To navigate this path, with all the hopes, dreams, anxiety, stress, loss, grief, stress and sadness is both incredibly brave, and at… Continue reading Motherhood, Fertility & Mental Health.
Guest Post - Written by Claire The phone call that told me I wasn't the one. My dreams shattered I'll never be a mum. My body has failed me, old before time. No eggs in my ovaries, no eggs that are mine. The lump in my throat, the ache in my heart. My dreams are… Continue reading The beginning of the end.