Shared post: How to Plan a Pregnancy IVF Style

Too good not to share, via The Not So Fertile Goddess: How to plan a pregnancy IVF style: Step 13: Embryo Transfer "You and your partner will stare intently at the ultrasound screen to watch as this tiny embryo is inserted through a long catheter into your uterus. Your RE will point out the spot … Continue reading Shared post: How to Plan a Pregnancy IVF Style

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

If you read one thing today…

When someone so artfully combines narrative and visual storytelling, humour, and pain, it simply has to be shared: Read Expecting by Lucy Grove-Jones. I love how she's captured her story, and went 'yes yes yes!' and then 'no, no no!' more than a couple of times. Whether you've experienced loss or fertility issues, near died in anticipation from one … Continue reading If you read one thing today…

Mugsho(u)t…

If you want your cup (collection) to runneth over, check out this Mug Swap that's being run by Nicola from Trimesters And Tribulations. It's for women who have experienced loss or are struggling to conceive (including the IVF-ers). More details are in her comment on my last post. Anyway, it seems like a nice thing to do if you're … Continue reading Mugsho(u)t…