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Assisted fertility, NHS and all that jazz continued..

NHS assisted fertility referral We finally received the documents that they wanted us to fill in. A list of three items that we had to complete and return to them within 7 days. If we failed to return them in

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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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The NHS forgot me AGAIN – assisted fertility & hospital appointments

The title of this post says it all. I waited for six weeks (as I was told to), watched the postbox with the patience of a saint and yet the appointment to kick start this assisted fertility journey never arrived.

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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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Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 10th – 16th June

I think those of us struggling with fertility are used to our most sacred part being poked and prodded. However, I know for years I struggled with smear tests. I’d tense up and make it impossible for the doctor to

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Don’t ignore infertility: pregnancy support vs infertility support

This morning I had to visit the doctor’s (again). As I waited in the small silent room, I glanced around and found that I was bombarded with pregnancy posters. I sat there with Carrie Bradshaw’s voice in my head asking

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Posted in Dr Trips + Medical, Gah!

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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