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IVF #2: Post egg collection update – 6 eggs, puking and trying to think glass half full

Thank you soo much for all the well wishes this morning. I couldn’t reply but it felt so good reading them after. Apparently I woke from sedation saying ‘eggs’ again. I think it’s because I fell asleep staring at the

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IVF #2: Egg collection nerves, blessings and traffic

Dressed in Sweaty Betty yoga pants, a loose T and a pair of Converse I’m telling myself that I’m all zen and ready for egg collection. Deep down I’m nervous of facing a replay of the last time. I’m dreading

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Oh hai der!

Barren Betty inspired a picture post. These days I fail to find words to write on this blog. In many ways I’m at the point of resenting that I’m still writing about infertility! But I need to get over it

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Assisted Fertility: The NHS saga continues

Yo, NHS. Where’s my assisted fertility appointment? So, after losing my fax and leaving me to wait 6 weeks, I was told that I should receive an appointment in two weeks. Then we called up and they said we won’t

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An Interesting New Concept For Trying To Conceive

Originally posted on Inconceivable!:
Clicking onto Slate this morning, a headline jumped out at me: “Max Levchin Wants You To Get Pregnant”.  The subheading was even more attention-grabbing: “The Paypal Founder Will Pay Up if His New Fertility App Doesn’t…

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Just said no to Clomid.

I’m insane. Why did I just do that? I went in there thinking I’d take it but then my mouth said no. The DR then agreed with me, I don’t know if it was a slip of the tongue but

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HyCoSy, husband & gratitude

What was it like when you started your infertility medical investigations and journey? I feel like I’ve just graduated to the big girls club and that this shit just got real (as if it wasn’t real enough before). The HyCoSy 

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Ahh just another wall to climb over

I bled mid-cycle this month and I hoped that my cycle was just resetting. Two weeks later … and I’m spotting red. I also have that heavy feeling. The pain is dull. Something isn’t right with my hormones. I wonder

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First fertility appointment with the NHS

Writing this while I wait to be seen by a gynaecologist. It’s a beautiful day, the hospital is creepily quiet and it’s the first time I’ve seen the car park empty. I’m reflecting on this journey, determined to believe that

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Google search: “metformin move up ovulation date?”

I noticed that someone searched this so I’m going to answer from my experience. It cut my cycle short – from 28 days to 24 days. Ovulation occurred earlier – say day 11 or so.

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Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing
A potent spell. All women alike
Fight fiercely for a child.

~ Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis, c. 405 B.C.

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