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So This Is Interesting…

This blog was created for one reason: to talk about a thing affecting lots of people that is rarely discussed personally. We wanted to publicly share an experience that people often, for sometimes very good reasons, keep private. We’d realised we ...

Hopeful

I really hope that I'm pregnant this month. It's been over 1.5 years of trying, and now the drugs are working I'm more hopeful for a result. This has two consequences - 1) excitement and 2) the potential for a massive ...

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The Stick of Fate

Two beautiful friends of ours recently wrote about their experience of miscarriage. It is not only a beautifully written blog post, but it is honest and raw. It is also somewhat unusual in being written by the husband, whose perspective is ...

Making Merry

The drugs work!

Christmas in our house means overindulgence, trashy TV, and lots of sitting. But this year that wasn't all we got up to. After successfully ovulating before Christmas, our consultant instructed us to carry on taking 200mg of Clomid for the next ...

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167 BMU

Today we saw our consultant again, a nice Christmas treat. (As an aside, the RUH does Christmas decorations way better than the BRI in Bristol. And they had the quietest choir in the world.) We found out that I'd passed the last ...

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Success!

I have ovulated! Woooooooooooooooooooooo! Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Whoop Whoop! It's only taken 14 months of fertility treatment, but finally this month, after taking the highest does of Metformin that I can (200mg), we have ovulatory success! I have previously described the time we found out it ...

The Guilt

I have written before about my battles with weight loss and the effect that PCOS has on my trying to shed the pounds. But a year in to our fertility treatment, the stakes are higher, and so is the guilt. If ...

It’s been a while

I've had a number of people asking me "what's happening with the baby stuff?" over the last few weeks, so it's clearly time for another post. The reason there hasn't been one is because nothing has happened to report.  If you've ...

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Failing Tests

I hate failing tests. So much so that I don't generally do it. I HAVE A FIRST CLASS DEGREE IN A REAL SUBJECT! But no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to pass this one. And I've retaken it ...

Post-operative Progress…

By the time my operation came round I was overdue a period. Even by my standards. My cycle had been going for about 70 days compared to the usual 50. But as it happened, all the fertling around during the ...