• JP’s Story: Part 2: Ultrasound Scan

    June 9, 2014

    To read part one click here. April 2014 Today I had an ultrasound at my GP surgery. The procedure was identical to that of an antenatal scan albeit with one crucial difference. There was no baby. Of course there was no baby. We are still trying but nothing is happening and my cycle remains stubbornly…

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  • JP’s Story: Part 1. Trying to conceive

    June 8, 2014

    Thank you to JP for sharing her story with me and for allowing me to share it with you. March 2014 We have not told anyone – I have hardly dared admit it to myself – but we are trying to conceive. Technically, we have been trying for a while now. We haven’t used contraception…

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  • Our Pregnancy Diary: The First Trimester.

    August 7, 2012

    During our pregnancy, we decided to keep a pregnancy diary. The reason behind this, is because we didn’t want to forget a single moment of our pregnancy. I also want to share this special and precious time of our lives with our children when they are older. I would encourage everyone to write a pregnancy diary.…

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  • Egg Collection

    July 12, 2012

    Pineapple Juice Before I continue with this post, I should mention that two days before egg collection, I started to drink one small glass of (not from concentrate) pineapple juice a day. Apparently, pineapple juice contains an antioxidant called Selenium which helps to promote a healthy womb lining, which is thought to help aid implantation. Saturday, July…

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  • Down Regulating and the weirdest experience of my life with an acupuncturist!

    June 20, 2012

    Friday, 10th June 2011 That is the date that our fertility drugs arrived! I was in work when they arrived, so my husband took this picture (left) and sent it to me. They didn’t cost nearly as much as I had imagined they would.  When I got home that night, I had a mild panic…

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  • Treatment Planning Appointment

    June 18, 2012

    Following my husbands surgical sperm retrieval, we booked our treatment planning appointment for Tuesday the 7th of June 2011. We had a rough idea of what this would involve but we weren’t 100% sure, so I turned to the fertility forum I had found online to ask others who had been through this what to…

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