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Emma Cannon donates a prize to #IFpumpkinsmackdown – yay!

Woah so much has happened in a week! To our delight fertility expert and author, Emma Cannon, donated a copy of her book ‘Total Fertility‘ as one of the category prizes! ‘Which category?’ I hear you ask. Wait for Betty’s

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Posted in Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine, Creative Outlet, Fertility + Exercise, Infertility

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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Posted in Uncategorized

Scribbles of a not-so-fertile

Part 1: Bermuda.

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Posted in Creative Outlet

One of those cycles – y’know the type you just want to be over already

Well, last week was pants. I don’t have a more eloquent word to describe it. This is one of those cycles where I’m like ‘FFS! You aren’t playing nicely so end already.’ I was ill with cystitis again. My worst

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Posted in Emotions + Coping, Infertility, PCOS

Healing in Istanbul.

My mind has been in a state of chaos. In August I distracted myself by doing things that make me happy. Things such as eating a crazy amount of cake, staying up late, drinking tea, being a social butterfly and

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Posted in Emotions + Coping, Religion + Spiritual

Aviva Method: One .. two.. three.. strike.

Clenching. Bending. Stretching. Grooving to the odd Aviva playlist lightens my mood. I still have 10 exercises to learn and I think I may need to Skype Sofia from Aviva London soon to ask her to remind me of a

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Posted in Fertility + Exercise, PCOS

Just one thing after another: men & infertility

This is an incredibly personal post but I have to write about it to free my mind. Plus facing this is all part of the journey and I wouldn’t be keeping true to myself if I didn’t write about it.

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Posted in Emotions + Coping, Sex

Why can’t this be easier? #infertility

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” I’m at the acupuncturist, staring at the ceiling and thinking ‘I wish this whole baby making thing was easier.’ This is a pic of the ceiling, the fact the

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Posted in Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine, Dr Trips + Medical

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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