BRCA Genetic Testing for Cancer

Many people throughout their lives have encountered cancer. Whether that’s through having a friend or relative with cancer, or from having cancer themselves. For me, cancer has been a part of my life for over 20 years. My mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Mums initial symptoms arose whilst she was in her mid-forties. Symptoms consisted of bloating, and mum was told on more than occasion that it was just IBS, or wind. A few years later, mum had a scan which showed stage three cancer that had spread to her liver and bowel. Mum had chemotherapy, lost her hair… [Read More]

Kirstens IVF Journey with PGD

My long road to get “F”. DH (Dear Husband) and me met when I was 16 and he was 17. Who knew those two naive kids would face so much pain. I fell pregnant at 24 and we were so happy. At 18 weeks we found out our baby had cystic fibrosis. During a scan the sonographer also mentioned that our babies bones were deformed. We were devestated. At 20 weeks we lost our little boy. We named him Callum and to us he was perfect.  The hospital sent Callum’s DNA as well as ours to a clinic in France… [Read More]

IVF Tests for Men and Women

If you have been trying to conceive for a while but it hasn’t yet happened, you may be wondering what your next step is. It’s highly likely that the thought of IVF has already crossed your mind. The reason I am writing this post, is down to the fact that before my husband and I started IVF, we hadn’t thought about all the tests involved. I really wish someone had written a guide or I had done more research into what was involved. I’m not an expert. I’m just someone who has been through IVF and wants to try to help… [Read More]