Prepare for IVF

Top 5 Essentials When Preparing For IVF

Top 5 Essentials When Preparing For IVF You've made the decision to go down the path of IVF, maybe not for the first time. You've secured the best clinic for you and you are good to go. Or are you?​Something that baffles me greatly is how little attention is given to the emotional impact of IVF and yet it is vital ...

How does IVF feel

What IVF Feels Like

What IVF Feels Like What was your first thought when you saw this headline? Did you start to read thinking that I was going to be sharing with you how IVF physically makes you feel?In case you were looking for that then let me say that yes there can be uncomfortable physical sensations in your body. You are after-all messing with ...

Double IVF Success Rates

How To Double Your IVF Success Rate

How To Double IVF Success Rate You've selected your chosen clinic after a huge amount of research and you feel good about your choice. They've given you your predicted chances of success and no matter what that figure is, you are scared that you won't be one of the lucky ones and that you will fall on the wrong side of ...

Surviving Stress of IVF

How To Survive The Emotional Stress Of IVF

How To Survive The Emotional Stress Of IVF IVF can be physically, mentally and emotionally brutal and unfortunately women are the ones who are having to take the brunt of it, which is why this post is focused on them. However, their partners have their own struggles too and so I will talk about that in a later post.I am ...

Misguided Advice Can Mess With Your Chances Of Fertility Success

Misguided Advice Can Mess With Your Chances Of Fertility Success

Misguided Advice Can Mess With Your Chances Of Fertility Success I was just wandering through the internet as you do, gathering my thoughts together to write this week’s blog post, when I came upon an article titled ‘7 myths about infertility’. With my curiosity piqued, I clicked on the link. The subtitle of the piece was “What's the truth, and what ...

Finding Peace When Your Heart Is Filled With Pain

Finding Peace When Your Heart Is Full Of Pain

Finding Peace When Your Heart Is Full Of Pain Infertility sucks!The pain that comes from longing, not knowing, hoping when you feel all hope is gone and trying to trust when you feel that your trust has been betrayed month after month, cycle of cycle and even by promises made by potential solutions that have proved unworthy of your belief ...

The No.1 thing to do to help you get pregnant

No. 1 Thing You Must Do To Enhance Your Ability To Get Pregnant

No. 1 Thing You Must Do To Enhance Your Ability to get Pregnant Apart from having sex that is (assuming that you are going for natural conception). In my experience when someone first starts to fear that they are having fertility issues they immediately turn to what is wrong with them physically. Both partners go through a battery of medical tests and ...

Handling infertility at Christmas

3 Essential Tips to Stop Christmas Causing More Infertility Pain

3 Essential Tips to Stop Christmas Causing More Infertility PainThere is nothing worse than being sad during a time when everyone else is feeling joyful is there?It is bad enough when those times of celebration are happening within your own circle – family gatherings, friends parties and even business events. With something like Christmas though other people’s happiness is being ...

Self Care is Essential

The EASIEST Daily Self-Care Strategy EVER

Easiest Daily Self-Care Strategy Ever"The practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness."This is the Oxford English Dictionary definition of Self-Care.  So many people think of Self-Care as the odd bubble bath and a spa day once a year (if you are lucky) don’t they? If you are one of them, how do you feel about ...

The hidden cost of hiding infertility

How To Deal With The Hidden Cost Of Hiding Infertility

How To Deal With The Hidden Cost Of Hiding InfertilityMost of my clients will share that they don’t want to talk about their fertility struggles, the top most reason being that it is personal and they don’t feel the need for everyone to know. There is always something else behind that top level explanation though, and it comes up in ...