Read: IVF Failure Is Devastating And More Common Than You Think

This piece by clinical psychologist Elizabeth Merill got my attention today. I feel her pain acutely. You go into IVF brimming with hope. You do all the research and most times, you tightly grip on to the positive odds. Even if - at the back of your mind - you realise that this may not work, that … Continue reading Read: IVF Failure Is Devastating And More Common Than You Think

Check out: Infertility Illustrated

"Infertility is mostly sad. There are moments that you sort of have to laugh or appreciate the ridiculousness of a situation, but at the end of the day, infertility is awful." - Christine McDonough, Infertility Illustrated. Monday. T-10 (probably) to shots and a bit of a mixed-up mess, which has made it a little hard … Continue reading Check out: Infertility Illustrated

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

Hard habits to break

Back in the home zone, and T-15 to the start of the cycle. But I'm struggling with a couple of things - cutting down on coffee, for one, and sugar, for another, plus a long list of other things I had a much easier time leaving go of in previous cycles. I'm not sure why … Continue reading Hard habits to break

News: Hope on ice

How amazing for them, and what a hopeful story. Can't figure out how to elegantly share articles using WordPress (all guidance/tips welcomed), but here's the link and the text. Woman Gives Birth Using Donated Embryo Frozen for 13 Years By ALLISON SCHONTER - April 9, 2018 A woman in Georgia gave birth to a “teenage” baby after … Continue reading News: Hope on ice