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#itwillhappen: starting the day off with a skip in my step

I hate mornings. Mornings are especially hard when you feel like you’ve lost the will to live thanks to infertility. I’m usually tired and could do with another two sweet hours snuggled up under my duvet. Snuggling is no longer an

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Another Christening. #FML

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. – Khalil Gibran I have to go to a Christening tomorrow and truth be told I don’t want to go.  I really, really don’t want to

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I’ve learned that some words are very powerful when you need hope or faith or to believe. That offering those words to the person suffering is like offering water to a thirsty person. I’ve also learned to try to quiet

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Why do we write about our infertility in such an open forum?

I was looking at search terms that drive people to Fertility Doll. When I saw people had searched Mina Fertility Doll, it made me panic slightly because I had the sudden thought of someone in my real life network discovering

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This has been on my mind today – I need to really start living and stop feeling like I’m in limbo with this whole waiting game. I think for me it’s about shifting my mindset to living each day like

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Feeling fear. #infertility

I am scared I will never know what it’s like to be pregnant.  I am scared I will fall pregnant and experience the same loss that so many beautiful loving women facing infertility have dealt with. I am scared that

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Which songs help you cope with infertility?

This was a reply to Marwil’s blog post about Doubt. I wanted to share it with you because I guess this song has become therapy for me and helps me cope. It’s so easy to be consumed by that feeling

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Infertility, despair, tarot cards and acceptance

Despair is no stranger, she has sat with me with many times. I’ve thought about writing this post on grief and mourning many times too. I fear despair. She is a demon to me. I avoid her and so I

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#YOLO – giving up work for a chance at motherhood

Some of you might know that over the last few weeks I’ve been torn over whether I should slow down and give my body a chance to recuperate. That included giving up the rat race (the 9-5) so I could

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Posted in Emotions + Coping, Work Life Balance

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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