Inconceivable

Finally got around to reading Inconceivable: A Woman's Triumph over Despair and Statistics by Julia Indichova (it's also available for Kindle here), and it's one of the best captures of the rawness and desperation of infertility that I have read to date. It's been around since 1997, and I'm not sure how I've managed not … Continue reading Inconceivable

It Hass to be done (Recipe)

Okay, so here's something a little different. I've been looking for new and interesting fertility food mash-ups, especially with barely a week to go before stims. And there are only so many times you can eat smashed avocado on toast (even if a nice 'elevated' version can be found here). Anyway, if you're looking for a quick … Continue reading It Hass to be done (Recipe)

Groovy, baby

Ok, so I've decided to embrace positivity and rainbow-farting unicorns etc and, for your (my) entertainment, put together a list of five fun (and science-backed) IVF facts: Move it, baby: Fertilisation rates are apparently higher for eggs subjected to music. According to a 2013 study done at the Institut Marques fertility Clinique in Barcelona, fertilisation rates of embryos subjected … Continue reading Groovy, baby

Poking around with TCM

About to enter the prickly pre-cycle phase (meeting my acupuncturist tomorrow), and coincidentally caught a discussion on one of my chat groups about Traditional Chinese Medicine and fertility. Much has already been written on the subject, but I thought I would capture my five favourite TCM tips for anyone who's been wondering about adding to … Continue reading Poking around with TCM

Food for thought

"If there was any food that would make your cycle more likely to succeed, you'd see it on your prescription" - my doctor Each time I gear up for a cycle, a frenzy ensues. This usually happens immediately after I put something in my mouth and it is teetering on the tip of my esophagus. … Continue reading Food for thought